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 7
Our seventh lesson in “13 Tips For Church Letter Writing Success” will build off the letter “L” in our Church Letters acrostic. (This begins the second word of “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
Today, we will take a look at:
L – Be “Letter-Ready”
Have a good supply of letters available to send at a moments notice. Most letters can be used again with some modification, and while we would like to think we can sit down at every situation and write a “brand new” letter because we believe it will be more personal, the fact is, most church leaders don't do this.
There is the “ideal” (crafting a new letter from scratch every time), then there is “reality” (modifying letters we have already used, or available through services like https://churchletters.org).
For example, one Sunday we were having a service of recognition for graduates and realized in our rush to prepare other things had forgotten to prepare letters of congratulations. Not to panic. We went to Ministry Letters and modified one of the letters there, and printed out 6 letters, personalized and ready for delivery during the service all within the time span of about 10 minutes. This was being “Letter-Ready”.
The idea for this point though, is to realize that there will be times in ministry that are not anticipated, and while people would “understand” if you don't have the “time”, the benefits of having a letter or card ready to send will truly enhance your ministry communication efforts.
Below is your seventh complimentary letter which you may modify and use in your own church communications.
(High School Graduation Letter)
Warm Christian Greetings!
On behalf of the Church board and congregation of First Christian Church, I just wanted to extend to you our congratulations on your graduation from High School.
You have worked hard for 13 years to hear your name announced over the loudspeaker, and walk on the stage and receive the diploma you have rightfully earned.
As you embark upon this new chapter of your life, I encourage you to do so with passion. Passion will take you “above and beyond” the call of duty, and will provide rewards beyond even your own expectations.
Your life is still relatively an open book waiting to be written upon by the Master Author, Jesus Christ. I encourage you to place Him first in all you do, knowing that He will be a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. The Bible gives us a very important word in Matthew 6:33 that you probably have heard time and time again: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
It has been a joy to have you as part of First Christian Church, and we look forward to seeing God work in you to accomplish His plans for your life.
The Bible says in: Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Again, congratulations, and if there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me.
In Christ's Love,
Rev. John Doe
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