INACTIVE MEMBER

(Date)

 

Dear __________,

 

I wanted to write you personally to let you know how much you are missed here at __________ Church. I have become burdened recently with reaching out to friends of this ministry and, hopefully, to bring encouragement. I hope that will be true with you.

 

The Lord is blessing __________ Church as we have been laboring to expand God’s kingdom. It’s a wonderful thing to serve the Lord and to receive His blessings. God’s goodness among His people and within the church ministry is evident to us all, and I am praying that it will be that way for you again too.

 

Would you consider coming back to church and once again sense the presence of the Lord as He works here? Lives are being changed, His Word is being preached in great power, and God’s people are being encouraged weekly.

 

Please let us know how we can be of service to you and your family by contacting the church office at __________. I am praying that God will help us complete our fellowship together! We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Sincerely,

(Your name)

 

SHUT-IN

(Date)

 

Dear __________,

 

We have been thinking about you and wanted you to know that we love you, that we care about what you are facing, and that we are praying for you. God cares for our every need, even though others might never see what those needs are. Please know that your Heavenly Father loves and cares for you in ways that no one else can. It is our hope and prayer that our Lord will encourage you spiritually and emotionally today and for the days to follow.

 

Of course, you have friends here at the church who will be glad to help you any way possible. You can get in touch with us by calling the church office at _______________.

 

God bless you!

 

Sincerely,

 

Sincerely,

(Your name)

 

SYMPATHY or BEREAVEMENT 

(Date)

 

Dear __________,

 

We want to express our deepest sympathies for the recent loss of your loved one. Through these difficult days, please know that we are praying for you and all the family. Remember that Peter’s encouragement during times of sorrow is that you should be “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7).

 

Also know that you have friends here who will be glad to help you any way possible. You can get in touch with us by calling the church office at _____________. Our prayers are with you!

 

Sincerely,

(Your name)

 

NEWCOMER TO THE AREA

(Date)

 

Dear __________,

 

Since you’ve just moved in the _______________ area, we would like to invite you to visit us at _______________ Church. We’re located not too far away at _______________.

 

We have Bible studies for all ages Sunday mornings at ,_______________, and “Greeters” are at the doors who will be glad to help suggest some classes that you would find enjoyable. There is something available for all ages. Our worship service begins at _______________ on Sunday.

 

Our church is a place where people are welcome, where friendships are as close as the next person you meet, and where the Lord is exalted and praised in music and preaching. We would love for you to attend and experience a church worshiping a living Lord.

 

Of course, we will be glad to help you any way possible. You can get in touch with us by calling the church office at _______________. May God bless you!

 

Sincerely,

(Your name)

 

SPECIAL EVENT: Friend Day

(Date)

 

Dear __________,

We want to present a personal invitation for you to join us on Sunday, __________, for our Friend Day. This is going to be a great day together, and we are excited about having many friends visiting with us. I hope and pray that you will be one of them!

 

The main service begins at __________ A.M., and it is followed by some great activities for all ages to enjoy! Take a moment to look at the enclosed flyer for all the details.

 

We look forward to having you attend this special event. Please let us know how we can be of service to you and your family by contacting the church office at __________.

 

Sincerely,

(Your name)

 

SPECIAL EVENT: Generic

(Date)

 

Dear __________,

We want to present a personal invitation for you to join us on Sunday, (date) for (special event name). This is going to be a great day together, and we are excited about having many friends visiting with us. I hope and pray that you will be one of them!

 

Sunday morning Bible study begins at ____________________, and the worship service begins at ____________________ AM. (Add any other details that might be important about the special event being promoted.)

 

We look forward to having you attend this special event. Please let us know how we can be of service to you and your family by contacting the church office at __________.

 

Sincerely,

(Your name)

 

SPECIAL EVENT: Revival

(Date)

 

Dear __________,

I want to personally invite you to our revival services at __________Church. It is being held (days and dates of the meeting). Enclosed with this letter is a brochure about the meeting with many more details. Your attendance at this meeting will be a great blessing to us, but we hope it will also be a blessing to you and your life as well.

 

We look forward to having you attend! Please let us know how we can be of service to you and your family by contacting the church office at __________.

 

Sincerely,

(Your name)

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Absentee

(Date)

 

Dear __________,

I wanted to drop you a line to say that we missed you this past week in Sunday school. (Say something personally about the class that stood out to you; this will make the letter more real and necessary. The type of things to include would be something within the lesson, the fellowship that was enjoyed, the encouragement felt, etc.)

 

We hope that everything will work out for this upcoming Sunday. We always feel that our fellowship is better when you are there!

 

We look forward to seeing you again on Sunday!

 

Sincerely,

(Your name)

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Prospect

(Date)

 

Dear __________,

I wanted to send you a note personally inviting you to our Sunday morning Bible study. We have a great time in smaller “Sunday school” groups where we can learn and discuss what the Bible says and what it means to us today. My life has been changed because of the instruction I have gotten from God’s Word. This type of instruction is so important to each of us personally and to the life of the church as a whole.

 

We’d be honored to have you attend with us. Our Bible study classes meet at __________Sunday mornings. We have “greeters” at the door each Sunday who will be glad to help you find a Bible study you would enjoy.

 

Please let us know how we can be of service to you and your family by contacting the church office at __________.

 

Sincerely,

(Your name)

 

VISITOR: First Time

(Date)

 

Dear __________,

Thank you for visiting __________ Church this past Sunday. It is an honor for us that you came, and we hope that you felt a blessing by worshiping with us. So many of our personal and family friends were made here at the church, and we want to extend our hand of friendship to you also. It is certainly our prayer that you will come back this next Sunday and fellowship with us again.

 

I’ve included a church brochure along with this letter that shows our various ministries, and it also includes some information about our Bible study classes that meet at __________ Sunday mornings. There are classes for all ages, and it’s a great time to learn more about the Bible in a smaller group setting. We have “greeters” at the door each Sunday who will be glad to help you find a Bible study you would enjoy.

 

Please let us know how we can be of service to you and your family by contacting the church office at __________. I look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

 

Sincerely,

(Your name)

 

VISITOR: Second Time

(Date)

 

Dear __________,

It was wonderful having you come back to __________ Church! You are beginning to feel the spirit of our fellowship now that you’ve come a couple of times, and we hope that the friendships you feel here will become lasting ones. That is our prayer for you and for us.

 

The worship of the Lord and getting to know His will according to the Bible is a great experience for everyone. The more we can know about God, the more our lives will be blessed and encouraged by Him. We will be praying as you seek the Lord’s direction for your life.

 

Of course, we will be glad to help you any way possible. You can get in touch with us by calling the church office at __________.

 

We are thankful that you have been a part of our fellowship in these recent weeks!

 

Sincerely,

(Your name)