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Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 4 of 13

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 4 of 13

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 4 of 13
It is recommended you use all 13 Tips in your Ezine

Our fourth lesson in “13 Tips For Church Letter Writing
Success” will build off the letter “R” in our Church Letters
acrostic.

So far, we have looked at the following:
C – Be Clear
H – Be Hopeful
U – Be Understanding

Today, we will take a look at:

R – Be Responsive
If you close your letter encouraging the person to get in
touch with you if they are in need of anything, be sure to
provide them with a way to get in touch *and* then be
available. 

While this may be difficult for leaders of larger
congregations, you will find that most people will be
sensitive to your unique situation. 

You may also provide other avenues of ministry that will
help them.  After all, even WE don’t have all the answers,
but God has placed many gifts in the church that are available
to be used. 

Provide phone numbers, (yes, even cell phone numbers), and
e-mail addresses so that people can get in touch with you or
someone designated for that particular ministry.

While Jesus was teaching the masses, we see time after time
that He stopped to minister to individuals, and even a few
times when his disciples attempted to turn away the very
people the Lord was reaching! 

He responded to the touch of the infirmed woman who touched
the hem of His garment. He spoke at length with the woman at
the well who in turn reached her community.  He stopped and
called Zachaeus down from the tree and went to his home. 
Nicodemus came to Him at night, and Jesus responded to his
need. 

The list could go on and on…

The key is being responsive, and yes, approachable! 

  Below is your fourth complimentary letter which you may
modify and use in your own church communications.

(First Time Visitors To Church)

We were privileged to have you as our guest at Christian Life
Church this past Sunday, and are grateful you chose to worship
with us. We trust that your visit here was spiritually
enriching and that you were warmly received.

As a church, we are committed to the person of Jesus Christ,
and we base our teaching upon God’s revealed word, the Bible.
It is our desire that people come to place their trust in
Christ to forgive and lead them, and that they grow in their
relationship with Him.

We seek to provide regular teaching and preaching of the
Bible, meaningful times of worship, opportunities for
fellowship, prayer, outreach, and numerous other ministries
for people of all ages.

For much more information about Christian Life Church, and
if you have access to the Internet, I encourage you to visit
our web site at www.yourwebsite.org. This web site is updated
periodically to include the latest events and happenings
taking place here, as well as photos, devotional, and other
useful tools for you. Also, on the web site you can sign up
to receive some information via e-mail from the church for a
period of about a week.

In Christ’s Love,
Rev. John Doe
555-555-5555 (Church Phone)
555-555-5556 (Home Phone)

Church Letter Writing Success 13 Part Mini Course by
Norman Lawrence of http://www.churchletters.net
Visit the site for nearly 40 Categories with over 450 Letters
written by a Pastor FOR Church and Ministry Leaders.

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 13 of 13

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 13 of 13

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 13 of 13
It is recommended you use all 13 Tips in your Ezine

Our thirteenth and final lesson in “13 Tips For Church Letter
Writing Success” will build off the letter “S” in our Church
Letters acrostic.

So far, we have looked at the following:
C – Be Clear
H – Be Hopeful
U – Be Understanding
R – Be Responsive
C – Be Consistent
H – Be Helpful

L – Be “Letter-Ready”
E – Be Evangelistic
T – Be Tactful
T – Be Timely
E – Be Energetic
R – Be Right

Today, we will take a look at:

S – Be Scriptural
  In writing Church Letters it is always of great benefit to
share a particular passage of scripture that may be applicable
to their situation at the time.  In a very difficult
circumstance, you can share that “God works all things
together for good…”, or “weeping may endure for the night,
but joy comes in the morning”. 

Simply be aware of the situation, and mindful of any scriptures
that will provide hope or healing, and encouragement.

Take a few moments to listen for the prompting of the Holy Spirit
as you determine what scripture to place in the letter.  As
Ministry leaders, we must STILL believe God speaks to our hearts
today as we assist others in the journey to heaven.

  Below is your thirteenth complimentary letter which you may
modify and use in your own church communications.

Letter to Church – Raising Missions Awareness

Jesus said in: Mark 16:15 – “Go into all the world and preach the
good news to all creation.”

Those words spoken by the Lord are at the heart of our desire to
share the Gospel with the world through our Missions giving here at
First Christian Church.  Sadly, the Great Commission has become for
many people the “Great Omission”, as they have failed to realize
the supreme importance Jesus placed on reaching the lost.

Remarkably, there are still many people around this world that have
not yet heard the name of Jesus, and the freedom He offers through
a life surrendered to Him. The Bible also tells us: Luke 19:10 –
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” We are
compelled to seek out those who are lost, and impart to them the
Gospel message…or the Good News!

We here at First Christian Church want to be sure we are doing our
part, and while we have been actively involved in supporting
Missions both here and abroad, we believe that we must increase in
this vital area.  We also believe that God will greatly bless a
“missions-minded” church and in turn will supply for the needs as
we partner with Him in reaching the Lost through our giving of
“time, talent, and treasure”.

In the next few weeks and months, you will hear more about the
importance of Missions, and we will also be offering special
opportunities to become involved.  While we all may not be able to
“go” physically, we can “go” in some way, whether it be in the area
of finances, letter writing, prayers, or other avenues of ministry.

For now, would you begin to prayerfully consider what God might be
saying to you regarding Missions?  Missions IS the heart of God,
and He also asks that we pray to Him to send forth laborers. 
Matthew 9:38 – Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out
workers into his harvest field.” Did you know that when a
Missionary stands in our pulpit to share his or her vision, they
are an ANSWER to prayer?

Henry Martyn wrote the following: “The Spirit of Christ is the
spirit of missions, and the nearer we get to him, the more
intensely missionary we must become.”

Thank you for praying and believing with us here at First Christian
Church.

In Christ,
Rev. John Doe

Church Letter Writing Success 13 Part Mini Course by
Norman Lawrence of http://www.churchletters.net
Visit the site for nearly 40 Categories with over 450 Letters
written by a Pastor FOR Church and Ministry Leaders.

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 1 of 13

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 1 of 13

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 1 of 13
It is recommended you use all 13 Tips in your Ezine

Our first lesson in “13 Tips For Church Letter Writing Success”

We will build off the letter “C” in our Church Letters acrostic.

Each week, we will provide the previous letter for easy
reference without going back through your e-mails.

C – Be Clear
  When your letter is read, you don’t want it to be similar
to some bad commercials on television that may have looked and
sounded good, but upon completion of viewing (or reading), the
person looks back and wonders “what that was all about”. 

  If you are writing a letter to thank a person for visiting
your church, be sure to do exactly that… then go on to tell
them about the ministries that are available to them.

  As you know, we live in a fast paced world, and when people
want information, they want it to be clear, concise, yet when
it comes to the church environment, they also want it to be
on time!  There is nothing quite so disappointing as receiving
a letter of an “upcoming” event only to find that it is over
because the mail didn’t go out in time, or the 3rd class bulk
mail took much longer than expected. 
(Should have used Pony Express!)

  Be sure to answer the five basics of “Who, What, When,
Where, Why”, and within those basics be sure the person
knows what to do upon completing the reading of the letter
or greeting card.

  Below is your first complimentary church letter which you may
modify and use in your own church communications. 

(Friends and Family Day Invitation Letter)

I write briefly to inform you of a very special day of
ministry and outreach we will be having here at First
Christian Church on Sunday October 15, 200_ in the morning
service(s).

We will be hosting a “Friends And Family” day, and we are
encouraging all members and adherents to think of at least
1 or more friends or family members to invite to attend
church with you. The best invitation of course, would be to
a person or family who does not attend church anywhere at all,
however for this special day I am sure the invitations will
not be exclusive in this manner.

Statistics have shown that the most effective manner in
building Church attendance is by the invitation of a friend
or family member.  The goal is not just to build Church
attendance, but to quite possibly change lives for eternity!

I encourage you to take a moment right now and begin to make
a list of 5-10 people you would consider inviting to First
Christian Church on “Friends and Family” day.  Then, take
the list and offer prayer for each name and ask the Holy
Spirit to lead you to the right time and place in which
you will offer your invitation, and then…go for it!

We will be having special ministry for the children on that
day as well as a relevant presentation of the Gospel message
through Word and Song.

Following the service, we would like to host a Fellowship
Meal for everyone in attendance, so it is important that we
know how many people will be coming on this special day. 
A signup sheet has been placed in the church foyer with
details on this meal.

I look forward to seeing you here on October 15, and I
encourage you to do your best to invite a friend or family
member.

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor John Doe

Church Letter Writing Success 13 Part Mini Course by
Norman Lawrence of http://www.churchletters.net
Visit the site for nearly 40 Categories with over 450 Letters
written by a Pastor FOR Church and Ministry Leaders.

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