The month of October has been set aside as National Clergy Appreciation Month. The celebration occurs throughout the month; however, the second Sunday in October is used to recognize pastors, and other clergy nationwide. It is also referred to as Pastor Appreciation Day. This appreciation has been established and celebrated since 1992 to uplift and encourage clergy.

In I Timothy 5:17, Paul began the concept of clergy appreciation when he stated that the elders of the church are worthy of double honor. He reiterated this idea in I Thessalonians 5:12-13 when he stated that leaders who work hard should be held in the highest regard for their work.

Pastor Appreciation Day is the perfect time to show clergy honor for a job well done.