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Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 6 of 13

By: Norman Lawrence

About the Author

Church Letter Writing Success 13 Part Mini Course by
Norman Lawrence of http://www.churchletters.net
Visit the site for nearly 40 Categories with over 450 Letters
written by a Pastor FOR Church and Ministry Leaders.

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Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 6 of 13
It is recommended you use all 13 Tips in your Ezine

Our sixth lesson in “13 Tips For Church Letter Writing
Success” will build off the letter “H” 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

Today, we will take a look at:

H – Be Helpful
  Perhaps you know of community agencies or church ministries
that are available to the person or family you are writing to.

  If you have a “Young Marrieds” small group and you are
writing to a young couple about a particular issue, then you
may want to provide the contact information for the leader of
that small group.  Again, be sensitive to what their needs
are and begin to think of ways you can provide help to them.

If you have a young family visit your church, then you will
want to be sure they know of some of the programs and
ministries available to minister to their needs.  Insert a
brochure about that ministry, and be sure to forward
contact information on to relevant ministries who in turn could
get in touch with the prospective family.

For the most part, when people visit a new church, it’s not so
much about what they can do for the church, but it’s about what
the church can do for them.  No, that’s not selfish… it’s the
reality and the “norm” when people are looking for a church
for their family to attend.  The serving and ministry will come
later as they are assimilated into the church, and develop a
sense of “ownership” for it’s ministry.  Instead of talking
to their friends about “this” church, or “the” church, they will
soon enough say “my” church, or “our” church”.

Our communication to them must be helpful, especially in the
intial stages as they develop this familiarity and ownership.

  Below is your sixth complimentary letter which you may
modify and use in your own church communications.

(Sunday School Visitor Letter – Adult)

Dear________,

What a privilege it was to have you join us for Sunday School
this past Sunday.  We at First Christian Church think it’s
important for every member of the family to have the
opportunity to study God’s Word more thoroughly each week,
which is why we strive to make a variety of study classes
available for everyone no matter what their interests. 

We sincerely hope that you found your visit to our Christian
Educational program both rewarding and friendly, and invite
you to join us again soon.  It’s always a pleasure for us to
hear the insights of new students as they share their love of
the Lord in our Sunday morning classes, and look forward to
studying with you again.

Sunday morning study not enough?  Then, why not try one of
our weekly group studies designed to meet a variety of needs
and interests?  There are morning and evening small groups for
both women and men; couples; singles; parents; seniors; teens;
young adults; and more here at First Christian Church! 

Please see the enclosed list for areas of interest, days and
times, and be sure to call any of the contact names for more
information.

In the meantime, should you find yourself of pastoral counsel,
or just a new friend to talk with, please feel free to give
our church office a call at 000-000-0000, and we’ll be sure to
find you the help you need.  May the Lord bless you this week,
and bring you back to visit us again soon.

Sincerely,

Sunday School Superintendent

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Creating e-books are a great way to help others buy sharing your expertise and experience in a particular subject. As a Christian it is also an easy way to make some money without sacrificing your faith or values. By creating your own Christian based e-book you are able to mix your faith and passion together in order to help others.

In the Christian niche there are a number of e-book topics available. An author can focus on Christian parenting, Christian marriage, or even Christian blogging. If you have a favorite e-book you could even write an e-book on the same subject but with a Christian angle.

Writing e-books is not always easy, especially for someone who is not a natural writer. A quick way to get started is to create an outline of the points you want to make in your e-book. This will help keep you focused on what you need to be writing. Of course, you could also hire a ghostwriter to do the writing for you, and the outline you create can be used a guideline for the ghostwriter.

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When developing a Christian based e-book remember to include important Christian values and backed them up with Bible verses. Keep your target audience in mind as well. Make sure you are giving them the information they want.

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The great thing about e-books is that anyone can write them regardless of experience, expertise, or writing ability. If you have information to share, then you can write an e-book. So if you ever wanted to write an information product, just do it. Someone will benefit from your knowledge.

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Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 3 of 13

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 3 of 13

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 3 of 13
It is recommended you use all 13 Tips in your Ezine

Our third lesson in “13 Tips For Church Letter Writing
Success” will build off the letter “U” in our Church Letters
acrostic.

So far, we have looked at the following:
C – Be Clear
H – Be Hopeful

Today, we will take a look at:

U – Be Understanding
  We often fail to put ourselves into the “shoes of another”
and thereby do not understand the situation they are going
through. 

  The most difficult time to understand is when we have not gone
through the situation in our own lives.  We will find this
to be the case very often in our ministry to others, however
it is in those situations we must ask for the help of the
Holy Spirit to provide the right level of understanding and
compassion to properly minister to them.

  We can often be too caught up in thinking of what our
response is going to be even before the person is done talking.
When we do this, we are “hearing”, but not “listening”. 

  Even when writing cards or letters, we can get too “preachy”
when the person just needs to know we are there for them if,
and when they are ready to share with us on a more personal
level.

  When you don’t understand immediately, at least have the
attitude and spirit conveyed to them that you are open to
learning more about the situation, and praying with them as
the need arises.

  Below is your third complimentary letter which you may
modify and use in your own church communications.

(Sympathy Letter – Loss of a Loved One)

I am writing to express to you my greatest sympathy as you
cope with the passing of your (family member). Our hearts
and prayers go out to you and your family during what must
be the most trying of times.
 
In our times of loss, we can sometimes find ourselves
overwhelmed with feelings of confusion and sorrow.
Hopelessness and despair may well up in our hearts, and it
can seem as though comfort is beyond our reach, but as Jesus
Christ tells us, “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall
be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4) Your family here at Christian
Life Church wants you to know that we will continue to be
here for you to provide that comfort and assistance. Your
grief is ours, and we want you to know that you are not alone.
 
While your grief may seem insurmountable, I am compelled to
remind you that there is no weight of the soul that our
savior Jesus Christ cannot help you bear. He is with you and
wants you to trust in him as you cope with your sorrow.  
Never forget to allow him into your heart so that he may
heal your wounds and relieve your pain. As Jesus says to all
of us, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God,
believe also in me.”
 
I want you to know that I am available to you and your family
as your pastor, as well as your brother/sister in Christ.
My prayers and deepest sympathies are with you and if there
is anything we at Christian Life can do to help, do not
hesitate to let us know. Be blessed and trust in God’s love.
 
With the utmost sincerity,
Your Pastor

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Visit the site for nearly 40 Categories with over 450 Letters
written by a Pastor FOR Church and Ministry Leaders.

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 8 of 13

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 8 of 13

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 8 of 13
It is recommended you use all 13 Tips in your Ezine

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.

Death of a Loved One (Non-Churched)

(Note: Some churches send out Sympathy notes to families after
reading of the death of loved ones in the obituaries.  Letters such
as this may be used thoughtfully and prayerfully).

I wanted to take a moment to send you this note on behalf of the
congregation of First Christian Church to express our sympathy upon
hearing of the loss your loved one ____________ ____________.

Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family during what
must be the most trying of times.

In our times of loss, we can sometimes find ourselves overwhelmed
with feelings of confusion and sorrow.  Hopelessness and despair
may well up in our hearts, and it can seem as though comfort is
beyond our reach, but as Jesus Christ tells us, “Blessed are they
that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4)  Your
family here at Christian Life Church wants you to know that we will
continue to be here for you to provide that comfort and assistance.

Your grief is ours, and we want you to know that you are not alone.

While your grief may seem insurmountable, I am compelled to remind
you that there is no weight of the soul that our savior Jesus
Christ cannot help you bear.  He is with you and wants you to trust
in him as you cope with your sorrow.   Never forget to allow him
into your heart so that he may heal your wounds and relieve your
pain.  As Jesus says to all of us, “Let not your heart be troubled:
ye believe in God, believe also in me.”

If you already have a church family, I want to encourage you to
draw strength from those friends around you.  If you do not attend
church anywhere at this time, then feel free to give me a call at
anytime.

With the utmost sincerity,

Pastor John Doe
First Christian Church

Church Letter Writing Success 13 Part Mini Course by
Norman Lawrence of http://www.churchletters.net
Visit the site for nearly 40 Categories with over 450 Letters
written by a Pastor FOR Church and Ministry Leaders.

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 10 of 13

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 10 of 13

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 10 of 13
It is recommended you use all 13 Tips in your Ezine

Our tenth lesson in “13 Tips For Church Letter Writing
Success” will again build off the letter “T” 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

Today, we will take a look at:

T – Be Timely
  This is similar to a previous point on being “Letter-Ready”.

  Being timely is knowing when to send a letter or e-mail and
then sending it off with a prayer for God’s anointing and
blessing to be upon the reader as they open it. 

In the “Send Out Cards” system (www.churchcards.net), the founder
of the system Kody Bateman encourages people to send cards when
they are “prompted” within themselves to do this.  Well, as
Christians, we know that this “prompting” is often the Holy Spirit
speaking to us to reach out and minister in some way.

This could be through the sending of a letter, or card, or
performing a “random act of kindness” to bless someone in need.
Some great ideas for this can be found at www.servantevangelism.com

If you say you are going to send the person a note, or follow up
with a phone call, or show up at a certain time, then be a keeper
of your word.  James 5:13 – “Above all, my brothers, do not
swear–not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let
your “Yes” be yes, and your “No,” no, or you will be
condemned.”

While ministry leaders are busy, and rightly so, there can be
nothing so discouraging for a person to sit and wait for an
expected phone call that was promised in service on Sunday!

None of us will ever have the perfect memory, yet we don’t want
to develop a character trait of forgetfulness that in turn will
be seen as a non-caring attitude.

Use reminder tools such as Outlook, or PDA’s, or just an old
fashioned notebook!  (Just don’t forget to check your notebook!)

  Below is your tenth complimentary letter which you may
modify and use in your own church communications.

(Congratulations on New Business)

I’m writing with a glad heart to congratulate you on launching your
new business. I can only imagine the excitement you must feel right
now over the blessing that God has granted you.
 
I trust that you are aware of not only the benefits you can reap
from opening your own business, but the real possibility for
setbacks. Your God-given strength and courage have aided you at
each step toward this goal, and they will not abandon you as long
as you seek guidance from Jesus Christ. Be mindful of the message
Jesus gave us, that he is “the vine, ye are the branches. He that
abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing.” (John 15:5) When we trust in and
listen to Him, he will do the same and help us to achieve with Him
what we could never do alone. A business founded on the values of
Jesus can not only be a successful for its proprietor, but also for
the entire community.
 
Your family here at Christian Life Church wants only to see you do
well and do God’s work. I encourage you to spread the news of your
new endeavor amongst your friends in the church as they might be
interested in your services and supporting your business with their
patronage. This is a joyous occasion in which we can come together
and assist one of our brothers/sisters in a new enterprise.
 
If there is any advice or guidance that I can provide, please do
not hesitate to contact me at my office. I wish the best for you
and will keep your success – spiritual and personal – in my
prayers. Remember that you are blessed, and that with Jesus Christ
in your life there is nothing that you cannot achieve.
 
 
Your pastor,
 
Rev. John Doe

Church Letter Writing Success 13 Part Mini Course by
Norman Lawrence of http://www.churchletters.net
Visit the site for nearly 40 Categories with over 450 Letters
written by a Pastor FOR Church and Ministry Leaders.

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 4 of 13

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 4 of 13

Church Letter Writing Success Mini Course – Tip 4 of 13
It is recommended you use all 13 Tips in your Ezine

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

Today, 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 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)

Church Letter Writing Success 13 Part Mini Course by
Norman Lawrence of http://www.churchletters.net
Visit the site for nearly 40 Categories with over 450 Letters
written by a Pastor FOR Church and Ministry Leaders.

What did Paul’s writing contribute to Christian theology?

Question by bmw1982: What did Paul’s writing contribute to Christian theology?
What did Paul’s writing contribute to Christian theology? How did Paul interpret Jesus’s death and resurrection? What did Paul think was the central concern of Christianity?

Can anyone think of other examples of individuals who contributed to the development of Christianity?

Best answer:

Answer by Slighly Amused
Nothing. Paul was a closet homo and hater of women.

What do you think? Answer below!