There is a lot of verse in the bible that refers to the leadership role of the pastor as well as the idea of fulfilling one’s service to God. The examples below would be perfect choices for readings at a pastor’s retirement service. You could also pen one in a card to go with a gift. This scripture is taken from Open Bible.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Acts 20:24 ESV
But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
Luke 1:23 ESV
And when his time of service was ended, he went to his home.
Psalm 90:16-17 ESV
Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children. Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!
Psalm 92:12-14 ESV
The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green,