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What to send with church letters

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Salty, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    We will be sending out a request for a church letter this weekend.

    I got thinking about something, how about if we send a picture of our church with the request. The purpose would be to establish a bond between the two churches.

    Thoughts? any other ideals?

    Salty
     
  2. EdSutton

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    I don't know what you would send when you request a letter, but I would suggest that many churches often might really like to send a 'Thank You!' card when granting a letter for someone. :rolleyes:

    Ed
     
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    haha. Ain't that the truth!

    How about sending a dowry, or a box of treasures.
     
  4. Tom Butler

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    A brief note from the pastor (or even the church clerk) about the people who have requested the letter.

    Sometimes we get a request for a letter from someone who hasn't attended in years. The granting church should note that in its letter of transfer, and express pleasure that the person has found a place of service.

    I would not include any dirt in such a letter. If the person was a troublemaker, or left in a disagreement, or even flagrant sin, a conversation between pastors seems to be in order.

    Putting such information in writing exposes the church, and the writer, to a libel suit.
     
  5. AAA

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    Send along with your request prayers in love.
     
  6. superwoman8977

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    Okay if I had issues in my last church and my pastor sent the new letter to my new church and told them sorry but i would be upset. Isnt there such a thing as forgive and forget and turn over a new leaf?
     
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