Each Church Letter Writing Tip builds off an acrostic based on the words “Church Letters”. At the bottom of each tip is a free sample church letter which may be used within your own church communications. This letter may not be posted on any competitive website.
Church Letter Writing Tip 10
Our tenth lesson in “13 Tips For Church Letter Writing Success” will again build off the letter “T” 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
Today, we will take a look at:
T – Be Timely
This is similar to a previous point on being “Letter-Ready”.
Being timely is knowing when to send a letter or e-mail and then sending it off with a prayer for God's anointing and blessing to be upon the reader as they open it.
In the “Send Out Cards” system, the founder of the system Kody Bateman encourages people to send cards when they are “prompted” within themselves to do this. Well, as Christians, we know that this “prompting” is often the Holy Spirit speaking to us to reach out and minister in some way.
This could be through the sending of a letter, or card, or performing a “random act of kindness” to bless someone in need. Some great ideas for this can be found at www.servantevangelism.com.
If you say you are going to send the person a note, or follow up with a phone call, or show up at a certain time, then be a keeper of your word. James 5:13 – “Above all, my brothers, do not swear–not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your “Yes” be yes, and your “No,” no, or you will be condemned.”
While ministry leaders are busy, and rightly so, there can be nothing so discouraging for a person to sit and wait for an expected phone call that was promised in service on Sunday!
None of us will ever have the perfect memory, yet we don't want to develop a character trait of forgetfulness that in turn will be seen as a non-caring attitude.
Use reminder tools such as Outlook, or PDA's, or just an old fashioned notebook! (Just don't forget to check your notebook!)
Below is your tenth complimentary letter which you may modify and use in your own church communications.
(Congratulations on New Business)
I'm writing with a glad heart to congratulate you on launching your new business. I can only imagine the excitement you must feel right now over the blessing that God has granted you.
I trust that you are aware of not only the benefits you can reap from opening your own business, but the real possibility for setbacks. Your God-given strength and courage have aided you at each step toward this goal, and they will not abandon you as long as you seek guidance from Jesus Christ. Be mindful of the message Jesus gave us, that he is “the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” (John 15:5) When we trust in and listen to Him, he will do the same and help us to achieve with Him what we could never do alone. A business founded on the values of Jesus can not only be a successful for its proprietor, but also for the entire community.
Your family here at Christian Life Church wants only to see you do well and do God's work. I encourage you to spread the news of your new endeavor amongst your friends in the church as they might be interested in your services and supporting your business with their patronage. This is a joyous occasion in which we can come together and assist one of our brothers/sisters in a new enterprise.
If there is any advice or guidance that I can provide, please do not hesitate to contact me at my office. I wish the best for you and will keep your success – spiritual and personal – in my prayers. Remember that you are blessed, and that with Jesus Christ in your life there is nothing that you cannot achieve.
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