Words of encouragement do not come easy to me. I like a lot of people, it is just hard at times to articulate why I like you. This is not a post to help you brown nose your senior pastor, it is pretty easy to tell between genuine encouragement and when someone wants something form you. This is a post to encourage you to articulate your appreciation for their leadership, your job, and the partnership you have together. Try doing something from this list and let us know how it was received.
- Digital gift cards
Chances are your church gives your senior pastor a book budget, so an Amazon gift card or digital gift code could be lame. But if you feel like giving your senior pastor a “I like you this many dollars worth” gift, maybe a Starbucks gift card will hit the spot. If you have the genuine Starbucks app you can email a gift of $5, $10 or $20…something that’ll say “this drink’s on me.”
- Good old-fashion email
Write your senior pastor a thank you note for something that he’s done for you or something he taught you. We are always trying to catch our students doing something good why not apply that to your senior pastor?
- Text message
If your senior pastor allows you to have his cell phone number (I am sure there are some super private people out there) send a message highlighting something they said, personally or in a sermon. “Thanks for your message today I really liked when you said….”
- Tweet At or about your senior pastor
Similar to the text message, just tweet the phrase that you liked and quote/credit their words. If they have a twitter account make sure to tag them.
- Sheer goofy flattery
Grab your Senior pastor’s picture from your church website or their Facebook page, uploaded to one of these choice JibJab videos and sent the link to their email. #Winning
What techie things have you done for your senior pastor that says you appreciate and support them?