Year End Giving Letter

A lot of blog readers have asked me for my 2008 Year End Giving letter which will be mailed this month to everyone who gave to our church in 2008.  I just finished it so I’m posting it here for you to download:

YEAR END GIVING LETTER

This is ‘my draft’ it will be posted on Letterhead and typeset by our designer but I wanted  you to have it first.  It will eventually be printed in 2 colors on nice paper.

We are also going to include a half-page insert from Kerrick, our Executive Pastor –  you can download it here:

YEAR END GIVING INSERT

We’ve found that doing an insert on a brightly colored paper is beneficial, as a lot of people will read the insert first.

We are mailing our statements in regular #10 envelopes with the following enclosed:

Giving Letter
Giving Insert
Giving Statement
Postcard about February 8 series
Auto-Debit Form
Giving Envelope

On the front of the envelope we are printing in red: Important 2008 Tax Documents Enclosed.

Giving letters are a great way to communicate to your key audience and to cast vision for 2009.  For more on building a healthy Stewardship System, see my Stewardship Seminar by clicking here.

Hope that helps,

Nelson

P.S. Full disclosure: I modified the first three sentences of my giving letter from an email I received from www.earlytorise.com

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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 85 church growth resources and 17+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

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