Invitation Letter to Leadership Dinner (7/2002)

July 10, 2002 Dear Church Leader: In the fall of 2000 the elders formally adopted the Purpose Driven Philosophy of Ministry here at Grace Church. In fact, many of the components of the Purpose Driven Philosophy (e.g. Grace 101, Grace 201, Grace 301, etc.) were started in the late 1990s under Pastor David Nelms. As the Pastoral Search Team conducted …

Letter – Matthew Sunday

May 1, 2002 Dear Family of Friends, A certain despised tax collector named Levi sat at his table by the city gate collecting the poll taxes for a foreign government. He was ruthless, compassionless, and crooked. He collected not only the tax for the empire but he collected a surtax for himself. One day he met Jesus. Jesus made him …

Giving Letter (3/2002)

March 20, 2002 Dear Family of Friends: Greetings in the name of Jesus! I am looking forward to the next two Sundays with great anticipation. Or course Easter is a highlight every year, and this year will be no different. This year’s drama, The Borrowed Tomb, promises to be a wonderful blessing and a great evangelism opportunity. Remember, there is …

Giving Letter (3/14/2002)

March 14, 2002 Dear Family of Friends, On the road to Damascus, Saul, an enemy of the gospel, met Jesus Christ in a personal way. It was such an encounter that Saul was changed into another person so much so that his name had to be changed to reflect the difference. He was now Paul. Paul’s response to his Damascus …

Giving Letter (2/2002)

February 25, 2002 Dear Family of Friends, As I quickly glance at my March calendar, I see one word written across it: opportunity! March is perhaps the best time of year to reach people with the powerful message of the cross. Easter has a universal appeal to people of all ages, and is a wonderful opportunity to share the gospel. …

Giving Letter (7/2001)

July 3, 2001 Dear Church Family: One year ago, in July of 2000, we stood in absolute frustration. After several months of “construction” our new worship center was nothing more than a well-formed pile of dirt. The steel, which had been promised in mid-July was still months away from delivery. The construction timeline with January 4, 2001 as the completion …

Pastoral Search Letter

November 14, 2000 Dear Pastor _______, Thank you for taking the time to carefully and prayerfully consider the role of senior pastor of Grace Church. Our one and only objective through this search process is to identify the man God has preordained to serve as our new senior pastor. Enclosed with this letter is a Candidate Survey we are asking …

Giving Letter (1/2000)

 January 3, 2000  Dear Church Family,  Just recently I visited on the telephone with a local pastor of a small church. This pastor is a godly man who loves the Lord and desires nothing more than to serve Him with all of his heart, soul and mind. Because his church is small, he must work a second job in addition …