Ministry Appreciation Songs

Psalm 95:1 says, “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” So it isn’t surprising that some people choose to celebrate ministry appreciation through song. A well-chosen song can be recorded and given as a gift, played live during a service or at a party, even just written down and included in a card or memory book.

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Here’s a video of a performance of the quintessential appreciation song. “Pastor’s Song” was written and recorded by Donna Jackson.

If you are trying to surprise, say, the music minister with a special performance, consider getting some children together to sing together. They can perform a few simple tunes like “Jesus Loves Me” or “Our God is an awesome God,” and then do something a little differently to honor the music minister. Consider slightly changing the words to a nursery rhyme like “Happy and You Know It” to shine a light on your music minister. The song could go like this:

If Ms. Brighton makes you happy, clap your hands (clap, clap)

If Ms. Brighton makes you happy, clap your hands (clap, clap)

If Ms. Brighton makes you happy, makes you feel a little “laughy,”

If Ms. Brighton makes you happy, clap your hands!

The song is simple, and maybe even a little silly, but when sung by a bunch of earnest second graders, you’ll have a guaranteed hit on your hands. You can change the words to any popular song, or if your church has a talented musician or composer in the congregation, feel free to pen your own.

And like we said before, there’s no limit to how your performance can be expressed. Hold an impromptu concert in the fellowship hall, or just record and email an mp3. It is up to you.