3. An anonymous letter of love, support, and cash.
When you send cash to a church leader without identifying yourself, that leader
4. A gift card plus a childcare certificate.
This gift is obviously unique for pastors and staff persons who have child care needs if they go anywhere. If you give a restaurant or
5. A letter that highlights how that pastor or staff person made a difference in your life and in the church the past year.
One of the most rewarding gifts a church leader can receive is a letter with specific recognition of how that person made a difference the past year. Church leaders are certainly grateful for generic expressions of appreciation, but they are particularly moved when someone takes time to add specificity. Imagine how pastors would be so encouraged if they received a letter or email that highlights “20 Ways You Made a Difference This Year.”
Notice that three of the five gifts are neither financial nor material. But they are all expressions of love.
And that means more to these church leaders than you could ever imagine.