Website design By BotEap.comWhen a church installs a pastor to oversee the congregation, there is usually an installation service. This is an official service that includes the congregation and senior officials to perform the service. The anniversary date of this service is generally one year from or close to this date. This article will explain why we celebrate the pastor’s anniversary to begin with. Website design By BotEap.comWhen a pastor is installed in a church, he / she is taking an oath to care for or supervise the church congregation as a unit. This responsibility, in my opinion, is one of the greatest responsibilities that man can accept. He / She is accepting the responsibility of nurturing a person’s spiritual man. As the spiritual man grows through the teaching of the shepherd, the natural man will flourish with knowledge and understanding. This process is like a birthday in the fact that each year you get older, you become wiser and you understand more about life. Website design By BotEap.comThe spiritual side of celebrating a pastor’s anniversary should not be seen as a time to simply give the pastor some money and gifts. But rather a time when the congregation as a whole celebrates what God has given them, in the form of a pastor. Each member of the church should be honored to know that they have been taught godly principles that will ultimately improve life. As your spirit man grows, so does the natural man and for that reason it is a time to celebrate. Celebrate the growth experience with your pastor, as he or she is the servant who nurtures your soul. Each year, take pride in knowing that you’ve gotten wiser, smarter, and that your decision-making is better overall. Website design By BotEap.comThe natural side of celebrating a pastor’s anniversary will include physical gifts, money, and praise giving honor where honor is deserved. Every year when we celebrate a birthday, most of us receive a gift or a card from someone, with a little detail. You celebrate it in the natural way of having one more year, a wiser year. The pastor’s anniversary has the same principle behind it, but a much greater meaning in front of it. There is a spiritual aspect to celebrating our pastors naturally. We celebrate spiritually on the pastor’s anniversary. And we all know that there is a greater blessing in giving than in receiving. Personally, I believe that there is a greater blessing for those who bless God’s chosen vessels. Website design By BotEap.comThe pastor’s anniversary should be celebrated with godly principles, not with material things. We, as Christians, must allow God to get the glory of everything we do. We should celebrate them knowing that we are truly the true beneficiaries of the whole thing. God chose them to watch over us and protect us from all danger, naturally and spiritually. God gave them the power and the anointing to go against anything that could hinder our walk with Him (Our Creator). Website design By BotEap.comIf your church or ministry has planned this event out of formality, I suggest you take advantage of the higher spiritual significance. Very often we as Christians lose the big picture because we care about the natural elements. We dilute our blessings by putting a number or tradition on it. I encourage you to honor your pastor from your heart, not from your wallet. Pray and seek God about how to be a blessing to your pastor because there may be other needs besides money and gifts.