Tell him when he has helped you. Ephesians 4:29 teaches us to say things that edify, and you minister grace to your pastor whenever you tell him how he has helped you. He will be a more effective, dedicated servant of God if you give him some feedback on his ministry to you (see Prov. 3:27). It will also be very encouraging if you tell your Sunday School teacher, spouse, and your children how they have helped, or been a blessing to you. Praise doesn't cost – but it pays tremendous dividends – in the home, in the church, in the school, and on the job. And be sure to recognize your pastor, and his spouse for birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas. It is not always necessary to give gifts, but to be remembered on these special days is an expression of your love and encouragement.