The Pastoral Stewardship sample letter is available free below to download, customize and print for your church administrative office, etc. to use as a tool or guide for your next church stewardship project, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to download at your convenience.
This sample church letter from your Pastor(s) of stewardship to your members is a great way for your church to resonate with their members.
You have to explain why as simply as possible so they will feel not be wondering exactly what you are asking for and just disregard the letter.
It's far better for a church to send out a mass letter than to just make the stewardship announcement in church but it is best to send out a letter of the stewardship announcement first and then make the announcement in the next main church service to help spread your word after sending out the letters.
The sample letter below for church stewardship from the Senior Pastor and the Stewardship Pastor and it can be used as a tool to customize a letter for your church or organization for church stewardship.
The sample Church Pastoral Stewardship sample letter below is used for the Pastor(s) to let your congregation know about the stewardship and when your going to make the announcement for this cause:
[City, St Zip]
[Organization’s Phone Number]
[Optional – Organization’s Website]
[Name of Recipient]
[City, St Zip]
Dear [Church Member’s Name],
We pray that this prayer with the belief this is God’s hope for each of us, personally, and for the work of the congregation.
We pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all of the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all we can ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. – Ephesians 3:18-20
We believe that God’s Good News has changed everything and that God is transforming us and sending us, every single one of us, into the world to spread and live that Gospel-Good News. That’s what we’re about at [Church Name] – it’s who we are. This is the ministry that our financial stewardship supports. It’s at the hear of our Give to Grow stewardship emphasis.
We’re thankful for your strong and faithful support to [Church Name]. You are stewards who have helped this congregation make a real difference in the lives of the people that [Church Name] serves in Jesus’ name. We believe, with the apostle Paul, that there is a power at work within us, as God’s people, to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine. We take God at God’s Word and we give thanks for you.
We’re grateful for what you have already done and now we invite you to consider an increase of your financial commitment to [Church Name]’s mission and ministry for the coming year. Here are some suggestions that may be of help as you pray about your response:
· Assess your giving as a percentage of your annual adjusted gross income and consider increasing your gift by 1% of your income or whatever percentage seems appropriate and right for you.
· Consider being one of 25 families who will increase annual giving by $2,000; or
· Consider being one of 125 families who will increase annual giving by $1,000.
So that you know we are sincere in our asking you to consider this increase, the [Last Name of two Members] households have committed to an increase that fulfills the first two suggestions above.
You will receive a commitment card in the mail next week. Please return the commitment card at worship on Sunday, [Date of Worship]. Between now and [Date of Worship], please pray for God’s work within the [Church Name] faith community and within your lives as you discern the role you will play in support of this ministry.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Pastor for Stewardship, [Pastor’s name] at [phone number and email address].
As always, we are very thankful for your continued support of our church and our missions.
[Name of Senior Pastor]
[Name of Stewardship Pastor]