Paul gave an account of his missionary endeavors when he had the opportunity. Through the technology of the day, you can provide regular reports quite easily. The prayer letter is your only regular interaction with supporters. Make sure it is well thought out, prepared, and powerful!
Acts 14:27 “And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.”
Here are twelve tested ingredients to writing a powerful support letter:
As our church was in the process of doing an audit of our Global Missions impact, I spent a year reading through scores of missionary and church planting letters sent to our church. Some of these letters were from missionaries we supported financially while some of them were from ministries we did not support. I was amazed at some of the trends I saw in these letters so I went back several months into the letters to see whether the trends I saw were outliers or consistent themes of each ministry.
I came to the following conclusions: (more…)
People are drawn to activity. Make sure your church is a good testimony to the community. Outdoor projects are a lasting advertisement for your church. Here are 10 easy ideas.
A seasoned pastor told me a few years ago to complete an outside project at church at least once a year. The positive changes create interest in the community and excitement among the church members. Activity is a sign of life. Dead things don’t move. Make sure your community knows that your church is alive and well. (more…)
Recorded sermons and podcasts are a powerful way to spread God’s Word. Use these effect settings for a clear and enjoyable listening experience.
Have you ever tried to listen to a recorded sermon and found that its poor quality distracted you from the message? In our digital age, people expect a quality listening experience. The tools available to us today make it simple for us to reproduce great sound consistently. Learn how to prepare and upload your sermons to the internet here.
Several factors affect the way your voice sounds in a recording. The mixer settings, the microphones used, ambient noise, etc. This article teaches you some simple effects to enhance your voice creating and a consistent sound across your sermons and podcasts.
These are the effects I currently apply to audio sermons:
1. Noise Removal
Background noise can distract the listener from your message. Humming and hissing are common in church recordings. (more…)