Make it personal.

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. 

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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? 


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