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 8
Our eighth 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”
Today, we will take a look at:
E – Be Evangelistic
In communicating to people, always be looking for ways to provide the message of the Gospel of Christ in a relevant and meaningful way.
Jesus often told stories to illustrate a truth, so don't hesitate to do the same within the context of a letter to further share the greatness of God's love available to them.
Perhaps you will want to include a tract that deals specifically with the situation they are involved in at the moment. Allow the Holy Spirit to direct you to open doors, then be sure and step through when those doors swing wide.
Of course, the greatest evangelistic tool we can use is the Word of God, and with the ease of using Bible software to find the most appropriate scripture, there really should be no excuse for not placing a scripture passage of encouragement in a letter. His Word accomplishes MUCH more than our words!
Evangelism should be at the heart of all of our communication, and writing letters should be no different.
Below is your eighth complimentary letter which you may modify and use in your own church communications.
College Graduation Congratulations
It has come to my attention that you will soon be graduating from (NAME OF COLLEGE). That is no small feat, and you should be very proud of your accomplishments.
In a world where many do not have the ability to attend college, I also hope that you will take time to reflect on how blessed you are to have been given such an opportunity.
I am thrilled to see that you took that opportunity and followed through, even when I am sure there were times when you may have felt like giving up. Now that your time in college is nearing an end, you will face many important decisions.
Proverbs 24:5 tell us that A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength. But we also know that we must temper that knowledge with humbleness and that the only true wisdom comes from God.
We are given a warning in Isaiah.
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! -Isaiah 5:21
My prayer is that you seek the Lord when making the most important choices in your life. You have before you a road with many twists and turns. There is certainly more than one route you can take, and the only way to be sure you are making the best choice for you is to seek the Lord with all of your heart.
It seems like a short time ago that I was offering my congratulations upon your graduation from high school and watching as you took the next important step in your life. Now, several years later, I will once again have the pleasure of praying for you as you embark on the next part of your journey.
I offer you heartfelt congratulations and pray that you will continue to use the gifts that God has given you to be the best person that you can be and to glorify Him in the process.
Pastor John Doe
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