Yesterday, I received a card in the mail from a member thanking me for my help while he was traveling on a missions trip. It completely brightened my day. Why? It was special. It was hand-written. It wasn’t a typed form letter. In other words, it was personal.
Communication has more impact if we make it personal. I’ve never framed a form letter, but this card is now pinned at my desk.
In the digital age, churches still need to create opportunities for personal communication. How can you make it personal at your church this week?
Here are a few ideas for personal touches:
1. Write (actually, write…with a pen and paper) follow up letters to first time guests.
2. Call a volunteer at staff meeting to thank them.
3. Offer name tags on Sunday morning.
4. Have your Connections/Welcome Team deliver a gift basket to recent guests.
5. Learn names! (A tough one for me 🙂 ).
Your turn. How do you create a more personal church experience?