The purpose of LifeWay’s Pastor Date Nights is to help pastors win at church and home. Since the health of the church is tied to the health of the pastor, we want to help pastor finish strong later by helping them stay healthy now. How can we possibly “turn the world upside down” if our own worlds are upside down?
These free two-hour events include a great meal, approximately $300 of LifeWay resources, childcare, and a ton of encouragement. After supper, a discussion panel with three seasoned, ministry couples—including my wife and me—will answer Great Commandment questions about a pastor’s walk with God, spouse, kids, staff, and church. The questions are texted anonymously, which keeps the discussion fun, raw, and interesting.
What former attendees have said
If LifeWay is trying to help pastors feel valued and to help them stay in the ministry, you’re on your way to doing a great job! You hit it out of the park!
It was absolutely refreshing!!! I’m grateful for all of the hard work and energy that was poured into this event. Thank you for helping make this happen.
Wow, talk about a memory! Indeed! My wife had so much fun and was filled with encouragement.
Thank you for your honest panel answers to questions about time management, pastors’ wives, depression, and many more topics.
Thanks so much for the Pastor Date Night last night. My wife and I were driving home and talking about different points of encouragement and specifically thinking about reaching out to an older couple as mentors.
Thank you so much for the Pastor Date Night. We enjoyed the evening immensely. The gift of the books and goodies were so generous and thoughtful.
Thank you so much for a wonderful evening. And the free resources! It was such an encouraging night.
- Provides meals (co-host reimbursed up to $10 per person)
- Gives couples resources worth $275
- Creates customized graphics for promotion
- Handles registration
- Provide a location for at least 50 couples, plus childcare, and assumes the cost for both if applicable
- Responsible for set-up, clean-up, and decorations
- Arrange for a meal to be catered by a church or restaurant (may supplement LifeWay’s contribution if a nicer meal is preferred)
- Promote aggressively
LifeWay serves pastors outside the Southern Baptist Convention, so we invite all of the evangelical pastors in the area to our Pastor Date Nights (unless we are supporting a private event, which will be noted). “Pastors” include all ministry staff, regardless of their titles or where they are on an org chart.
If you are interested in hosting a Date Night for up to 50 ministry couples, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am here to serve pastors and would love to serve with you.