The work of any church is done by an army of dedicated people. Some are staff, some are volunteers—some are a lonely team of one. It’s often thankless work, so do everything you can to say thank you.
We’ve got a list of 30 ways to show your appreciation and thanks.
You can get the whole list of 30, but let’s start with five:
- Handwritten note: Seriously, hand write it. Like, with a pen and paper. And say something thoughtful. (If your penmanship is atrocious, get a typewriter.) Send it through the actual mail for bonus points.
- Gift cards: Pick somewhere the person actually likes. A gift card for a store you never go to is lame. If you’re not sure, pick a local restaurant or coffee shop. If you’re really stuck, go with an Amazon gift card or straight up money gift card.
- Home-baked goods: You can’t go wrong with homemade food. Cookies, cake, snack mix, etc.
- Bring treats: And if you can go wrong by trying to bake, then pick up some tasty treats. Spring for the good stuff. Find the best donut/bagel/cookie shop in town, don’t just go to the bakery section of the grocery store and get the stale leftovers.
- Cover dinner: Or go over the top and make them an entire meal. Serving your team a meal is a great way to provide for them and also spend time together.
Article taken from ChurchMarketingSucks.com and written by Kevin Hendricks. When Kevin isn’t busy as the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, he runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere.