Thanks to Christa Meland and Diane Owen for writing up this Great Idea in the MN Annual Conference’s MNConnect newsletter.

Based on interviews with two MN UMC clergy, Meland and Owen put together a list of ten ways to show and share gratitude with clergy. As they write, “Always, but especially at a time when clergy burnout is at an all-time high, gestures of appreciation go a long way. This is a timely topic right now, as October is Pastor (or Clergy) Appreciation Month…” They then list ten ways for individuals and whole congregations to honor and express appreciation for their clergy (and other) leaders.

Read the full article/list here.

We’d like to add to their excellent list a couple additional ideas:

Share a little gratitude with your clergy person (or colleague); it goes a long way!