Bless Your Pastor Thanksgiving Campaign

Churches Love Their Pastors

This Thanksgiving season, we want to encourage churches to be generous by taking a special offering to bless their pastor.  The added bonus? If a church takes a special collection to help a pastor pay down student loans or medical debt, the Board of Benefits Services will match their gift up to $2,000.  These matching funds are limited, and will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

For any church who participates, regardless of whether or not you apply for matching funds, we’ve partnered with the Bless Your Pastor campaign who will give your pastor* a $150 Amazon Gift Card in addition to the gift from the congregation.  Go here to register for the free gift card:

*One gift card per church

To apply for matching funds, fill out this form.


Before filling out this application for matching funds, make sure you have the following:

  • The funds have been collected, and are ready for withdrawal in your bank account.
  • You have all the information necessary to fill out the ACH withdrawal form. We will withdraw the funds from your bank account, add the matching funds, and then pay the pastor's lender directly.
  • Your pastor has a PDF statement which includes lender information, account number, balance, and an address for remittance.  

Download the ACH withdrawal form.

Apply for matching funds.