Are you looking for a meaningful way to show your pastor appreciation, admiration and well wishes on his retirement? Throughout your daily life and church community, your pastor has offered an unwavering presence of support, guidance, faith and kindness. He leads you in worship, guides you through both Bible interpretation and personal issues and is there for every important occasion. He leads the choir, organizes church events, officiates your weddings and baptizes your children. He is a friend and a mentor, an inspiration and a resource.
From birth to death, your pastor cares for everyone in your church community. Now that it’s time for him to retire, show him you care just as much as he does. When you’re looking for the right way to say goodbye — and thank you — a pastor retirement gift plaque says everything you need in one elegant design. More permanent than a card and more meaningful than a gift basket, an engraved crystal plaque for your pastor’s retirement is a keepsake and a tribute he will treasure for years to come. It memorializes his service, honors his commitment and shows your love.
Made specifically for this special occasion in your pastor’s life, our Bible-shaped retirement gift plaque is a personal way to express your appreciation. It offers the delicate, inspiring shape of an open Bible — a thing of beauty. There’s something about a delicate crystal bible, its reflective pages inscribed and unfurled, that conveys a sense of holiness and accomplishment. This Clergy Retirement Gift Plaque is the perfect way to say goodbye to the leader of your congregation.
With DIY Awards, you can use our online customization tool to create the personalized gift your pastor needs. Choose your font, have his name etched above the praying hands on the left, and write a heartfelt personal message to inspire him on the right. Trying to decide on pastoral farewell appreciation messages?
If you’re looking for inspiration, our themed sample messages can help you craft the perfect expression of your gratitude. Order your pastor retirement gift plaque online today.
To Our Pastor
You have served the Lord and our Church
with gladness – tirelessly, faithfully, and
with great compassion for your flock.
You have planted seeds of hope & love
in our lives and truly made a difference.
You have shown hospitality to all and
given encouragement to many.
Now, as the story which is your life
opens to its next chapter, May the God
of Grace richly bless and watch over you,
May the God of Peace grant you peace always
and May the God of Abundant Joy shower you daily.
“‘I know what I am planning for you,’
says the Lord. ‘I have plans to
give you hope and a good future.’”
~ Jeremiah 29:11
Happy Pastoral Anniversary & Retirement
With Great Affection and Gratitude
From Your Church Family
People say one person can’t
make a difference in the world...
but We know that isn’t true,
because We’ve seen the
difference you make in the lives
of those around you.
Faith is making
yesterday a stepping stone,
today a new beginning,
tomorrow a limitless possibility.
Thank you for your 58 years of
outstanding and exemplary service.
May your paths be filled with simple
Joys and Blessings without end.
Thank you for the difference you’ve made in the lives
of so many as Pastor, Teacher and Friend
For many years you have
proven time and time again
the true meaning of a Pastor.
You have rejoiced with us
in times of great happiness.
You have stood with us
in times of trials.
You gently corrected us
when we had strayed from the path.
You have wrapped your arms around us
in times of great sorrow.
You were there to lead us
during the darkest parts of our journey.
You have ministered to our souls
and gave us encouragement to press on.
Thank you for the dedication
you have shown to the Lord and
to Our Congregation through all these years.
Thank You For many Years Of True Leadership