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 11
Our eleventh lesson in “13 Tips For Church Letter Writing Success” will build off the letter “E” 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
Today, we will take a look at:
E – Be Energetic
If you are conveying an important message, whether in spoken or written form, it is important to be as energetic about it as possible without being “fake”.
How does this happen? Asking God to communicate the importance of the opportunity to you, then sharing in a way that will make the person feel like you are not just “doing your job”.
Eccles. 9:10a – “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…” If what you are doing with your hand is typing or writing, or even make a great point in a sermon, be energetic in your approach.
Use an exclamation point or two in your letter! This one little character adds “character”, and helps you to illustrate in a greater way the message you are attempting to deliver.
Even the “quote” “unquote” can be used to great effectiveness, yet this can be also be overused to the point where someone wonders if you really “mean” what you are “saying”. I “hope” you “get” the “point”!
Anyway, don't hesitate to add your own personal flair and energy to a letter whether it is a pre-written letter, or one you have written from scratch.
Below is your eleventh complimentary letter which you may modify and use in your own church communications.
(Congratulations on Job Promotion)
I wanted to take this opportunity to send a letter to congratulate you on the promotion you received on your job.
Harry Truman said the following: “I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.”
How true it is that when we think about the quality of our job and not the quantity of our check, the second half of that equation often falls in line. We also realize that God is the ultimate rewarder of the efforts of men, and he is the one who exalts and promotes in reality. 1 Peter 5:6 – Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
The Bible also tells us that we are to do everything as if we are doing it for God Himself: 1 Cor. 10:31 – So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
You have worked hard, and have been rightfully recognized and rewarded for your efforts. You are to be commended, and I encourage you to continue to do your work to the Glory of God and you will be amazed at how the favor of God will rest on your life.
In Christ's Love,
Church Letter Writing Success 13 Part Mini Course by N. Lawrence of https://churchletters.org
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