Dear Friends,

Once again, we come to this very special time of the year in which we celebrate and appreciate the birth of Jesus Christ. In this season, we do our best to reach out and be a blessing to our families, as well as others who mean a lot to us.

On behalf of the Church Board/Council, I would like to extend an invitation to the congregation of (NAME OF CHURCH) to show our love and appreciation Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

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Thanksgiving Service Invitation 2014

(May be used any year)

Thanksgiving Greetings!

I write briefly to invite you to attend our Thanksgiving Service for the year 2014 here at (NAME OF CHURCH).

Psalms 107:8-9 (NKJV) 8 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
9 For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Dear Friends,

What a joy it is to announce the celebration service of the anniversary of our church’s founding!

It’s amazing to think about, but it was (NUMBER OF YEARS) ago that a small group of people gathered together with the desire to plant a church to have an impact on their community. Little did they realize what would take place, but I’m sure they dreamed a bit about the possibilities, aren’t you? Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Dear

Have you ever wondered how you can get involved in Evangelism? Some people hear the word “evangelism” and immediately put up the stop sign in their minds, believing it’s only for the bold and bombastic who are strong enough to share their faith.

Yet, I want to share a wonderful concept with you that was originally shared by Pastor Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Church in a message entitled “Just Walk Across the Room”, and soon became a book by the same title. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Dear friends,

WE are in need of children’s workers within our church, so I wanted to take a moment to send this brief letter to you regarding this need.

Back in 1961, far before Ronald Reagan became President or even Governor of California, he gave a powerful quote within the context of a speech to the Phoenix Arizona Chamber of Commerce, and I want you to hear this 1 minute clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDouNtnR_IA (1:08) Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Dear Friends,

We are greatly blessed with volunteers here at (NAME OF CHURCH), and we want to take some time to celebrate and appreciate those who volunteer their time, talent, and treasure to see the work of God progress in our area.

While we recognize our ultimate reward is in heaven, and what little we can do here on earth hardly compares to that reward, we believe it’s ok to simply say “thank you”, as well as encourage and inspire one another to even greater works ahead as God enables. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Welcome to Church!

We are thrilled to have you here at (NAME OF CHURCH) today and trust you enjoy an inspirational and enjoyable time worshipping the Lord. There is something amazing and powerful about the corporate worship experience as voices rise as one to bring the Lord the honor due His Name!

Today is a very special day here as we take some time during the service to recognize and appreciate our Pastor(s). The month of October has been designated Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Dear (NAME)

The Dictionary defines the word “appreciate” in this way; “to be grateful or thankful for.”

The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13, “Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.”

We believe that one of the ways we can truly “live in peace with each other” is to show our “highest regard in love” to our Pastor and his wife (NAME), Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Dear

October is here! It seems almost hard to believe, but this year is going by very quickly and we will soon be sharing Christmas news with you.

Many congregations and denominations have designated the month of October as “Pastor Appreciation Month” and use a portion of that month to honor their Pastor(s) in a variety of different ways. We too, believe in the importance of honoring those whom God has placed in our midst. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

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Church Homecoming Day Invitation

Dear __________________,

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  I pray that you are doing well and blessed beyond measure.  It is with great pleasure that I pray for you and your families on a daily basis, as I know that God answers prayer. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Warm Greetings!

On behalf of the Church Board, I am writing to extend an invitation to you to join us for Pastors Appreciation Day on Sunday, _________, 20__ as we extend our thanks and appreciation to Pastor John Doe for his ministry here at First Christian Church. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

In anticipation of Pastors Appreciation Day on October _____, we are writing to the entire congregation to request letters and notes of appreciation we are compiling for Pastor Doe on this special day. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Dear Friends,

Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

On behalf of my wife (name), and family, I wanted to take this opportunity to Thank You for your generous expression of love and support for us this past week at the Pastors Appreciation service and fellowship. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

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Welcome to our Church Website Letter!

Welcome to our Website!

On behalf of the entire congregation here at (NAME OF CHURCH), I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our website.

We are a church that believes in the life-changing power of Jesus Christ, and do our best to share His love both at church and in our community, we are privileged to serve.

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Dear

I wanted to take this opportunity to update you concerning an exciting development here at (NAME OF CHURCH), and one we believe will be beneficial in so many ways for years to come.

We are thrilled to announce we are going to be launching our church website on (DATE), and the domain address is going to be (WWW.DOMAINNAME.ORG). Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

(This is not a letter, but is great for snippets inside your own communication about this special day)

“Eighty-two percent of the unchurched are at least somewhat likely to attend church if invited.”
– Dr. Thom Rainer, The Unchurched Next Door

“Only two percent of church members invite an unchurched person to church. Ninety-eighty percent of church-goers never extend an invitation in a given year.” – Dr Thom Rainer, The Unchurched Next Door

“A study including more than 15,000 adults revealed that about two-thirds are willing to receive information about a local church from a family member and 56 percent from a friend or neighbor. The message is clear that the unchurched are open to conversations about church.” – Philip Nation, LifeWay Research

“Four percent of formerly churched adults are actively looking for a church to attend regularly (other than their previous church). Six percent would prefer to resume attending regularly in the same church they had attended. The largest group, 62 percent, is not actively looking but is open to the idea of attending church regularly again.”
– Scott McConnell, LifeWay Research

“Clearly we can encourage Christians to pray that the unchurched would sense God calling them back, but God works through His people.” “The survey showed that many would respond to an invitation from a friend or acquaintance (41 percent), their children (25 percent) or an adult family member (25 percent).” – Scott McConnell, LifeWay Research

“The issue of affinity also surfaced in the responses. Thirty–five percent indicated that they would be inspired to attend church ‘if I knew there were people like me there.'” – Scott McConnell, LifeWay Research

“Much to the surprise of the ‘Chicken Little’ crowd, people are still going to church. And more people would attend if given one simple thing – an invitation.” – Philip Nation, LifeWay Research

– See more at: http://backtochurch.com/participate/resources/statistics#sthash.9Rc5CEKg.dpuf (New window opens)

Greetings in Christ!

What a joy it is to be able to give to the greatest work on this earth… the task of seeing lost souls won into the Kingdom of Christ through the local church!

Without a doubt, the church would not nearly be as effective without the loving, sacrificial giving of God’s people and we are certainly no different here at (NAME OF CHURCH). Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

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Pastor Appreciation Invitation

Dear Friend,

With all of the blessings that God bestows on us, it is important that we take the time to appreciate those who share his love and his Word with us.  The Christian Life family has been very blessed to be the recipients and guests of the efforts of Pastor John Doe and on Wednesday, January 11th, we invite you to attend a service to honor his contributions to the church. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Greetings in Christ!

I wanted to take a few moments to send this letter to let you know that as the Pastor of (NAME OF CHURCH) am praying for you as you go through this difficult time in your life.

Without a doubt, during times like this I’ve had in my own life, I have turned to the Word of God for encouragement for my soul, and the Lord has come through in a great way time after time! Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!

Thank you for sharing your time and talents on our sound board during the worship services here at (NAME OF CHURCH)!

Sometimes it might feel like being a Sound Team Member at a worship service is a little like being an umpire in a Baseball game. Why do I say that? Because the best umpire in a game is one that is not noticed!  Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view full text!