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 12
Our twelfth lesson in “13 Tips For Church Letter Writing Success” will build off the letter “R” in our Church Letters
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
Today, we will take a look at:
R – Be Right
People do not want to be viewed as just “people”, they want to be seen and known as “individuals” and certainly do not want to feel like a number when they are part of a church body.
This is a great challenge for every leader, and that is to
communicate on a personal level with those in your congregation.
A most unpleasant scenario would be to write a letter to “John” when the man's name is actually “Steve”, or most likely you have received letters such as: Dear (First Name).
While most churches now utilize Mail Merge operations today and most people know it, there is still something about receiving a letter like this that makes it highly offensive especially within the church body.
Personally, I've made this mistake in writing these e-mails, and while I recognize that most of the hundreds of people receiving e-mails realize these are not written one by one, it still is something that shouldn't happen! So if it has happened to you, thanks for your forgiveness.
One thing that I need to point out here is when you are using the resources of churchletters.net or churchcards.net to be sure to change some of the information that appears in each letter. For instance, your church name may, or may not be, “First Christian Church” as you see in all the letters. This is our “generic” church name, so be SURE to edit that when sending letters. Also, not many of you are named Pastor John Doe, so again, be SURE to edit the letters you send for accuracy instead of just copying and pasting.
Below is your twelfth complimentary letter which you may modify and use in your own church communications.
We Miss You Letter
I write briefly to let you know that you have been missed at church the past few weeks.
I trust all is well with you and your family, however, I wanted you to know that when you are not able to be with us, you are missed very much.
While life can be busy for all of us to the point it seems we have no time to just relax for awhile, I encourage you to place your relationship with the Lord and His family near the top of the list of priorities. I believe with all my heart that as we allow God to take His rightful place, many of the other areas of life find a way of working out as we are dependent upon His wisdom. James 1:5 says: If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
Wisdom means more than just knowledge. It means using the knowledge that God gives to us in a right way, at the right time, and in the right place. This is the kind of wisdom God grants to us without finding fault!
My letter to you is not about finding fault, but it is simply meant to encourage you to guard well your relationship with the Lord and His family.
Blessings in Christ,
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