Your presence at our booth at Annual Conference is appreciated. We enjoyed getting to visit with friends of the Foundation and those looking to learn more. You and the churches you attend or serve are the reason that we exist. We are here to serve you. So, thank you for letting us be a part of your mission.
Please, remember that mission does not stop with a pastoral change, the summer or vacation. The mission of the church continues. Pastors, if you are moving, do all in your power to have all financial obligations for the church up to date. In addition, make sure that the new pastor has an up to date income and expense accounting for the current year compared to the previous two to three years. It is so nice for the pastor not to have to ask the folks at the new appointment for this important information.
Pastors that are moving and pastors that are staying, express your gratitude to the folks in the pew who are faithful stewards. We need to learn to thank givers on a regular basis. But a transition is a great time for the outgoing pastor to express her/his appreciation for all the financial supporters of the church and its mission.