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 4
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
Now, 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 http://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)
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