Ministry Appreciation Week






14th - 20th October 2019

#CelebratingMinistry



Since 2014, Ministry Appreciation Week has been celebrating the incredible things that God has been doing through His people and ministries around Australia and we invite you to celebrate with us, wherever you are, in your own way!

Ministry Appreciation Week is an opportunity to celebrate and encourage those ministering in God's world and acknowledge the vital work they do. From clergy families, church communities, Christian charities or organisations to volunteers, theological colleges and Christian musicians - there are wonderful people
making a difference and following God's call everyday.

During the third week of October, we invite you to celebrate these ministries and hard-working people! Below, you'll find some celebratory ideas, social
media shout-outs, and printable resources you're
very welcome to use.

Contact us for more details or information and share your celebration on social media using #CelebratingMinistry
 
15 Celebratory Ideas
* Celebratory Songs: Include some celebratory songs in your church service during Ministry Appreciation Week
* Thanks with Flowers: Send flowers and a note of thanks to clergy, church leaders, and their families
* BBQ & Backyard Cricket: Enjoy a relaxed lunch and game of backyard cricket with your staff team
* Practical Thanks: Pay parking for a day for a chaplain who ministers in a hospital, prison, or school
* A Note of Thanks: Send a quick card or email of encouragement to your ministry team
* Social Media Shoutout:  To Christian organisations and groups whose work you've enjoyed over the year
* Clergy Family Celebration: Take a half day off and do something fun and celebratory together as a family
* Morning Tea: Celebrate together with a special morning tea after church

* Praise Prayer Meeting: Host a special time of prayer and praise to celebrate together
*

Chocolate Says It All!: Stop by with some chocolate for those who keep the books and admin running smoothly
* 5 Minutes Out: With your favourite drink or something you enjoy to celebrate and reflect on the year
* Create An Encouragement Wall: At church to share words of thanks and celebration with each other
* Support Network Thanks: You know them best! Share a thank you for their love and support over the past year
* Stop By & Say Thanks: To your lecturers & registrars during Ministry Appreciation Week
* Share a Website/Social Media Thanks Online: To the volunteers who help with ministries around the church

Printables                                                       Social Media Shout Outs

Encouragement Wall Print Out (coming soon)           Christian Aid Groups     Clergy Families   

Happy Ministry Appreciation Week (coming soon)     Theological Colleges         Clergy
    
#CelebratingMinistry (coming soon)                            Overseas Ministry             Churches     

                                                                                     Christian Media Groups    Volunteers