Announcement Letter: Sample 1
Month day, year
Dear Family and Friends:
After twelve years in the landscape business, God is doing a new thing in our lives. Let me explain.
After many years of lay ministry, we have answered His call to full-time ministry. We have been appointed staff with The Navigators, an international Christian missionary organization. We will serve in the Atlanta area, primarily focused on helping churches become disciple-making churches. At the same time, we have the tremendous opportunity to minister once or twice a year in Siberia, Russia, doing exactly the same thing.
The Navigators’ mission statement is “to know Christ and to make Him known.” This mission is worthy and valid because it encapsulates what Jesus called the greatest commandments, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.” We will never be the same again because our friends loved God and loved us and introduced us to Him. We are burdened to do more of the same, especially here in America.
America is the fifth largest mission field in the world. The past two generations have been raised largely in homes without absolutes. Many have no church or religious experience at all. Yet, many are searching for answers to their spiritual questions. Churches have a tremendous opportunity to reach out and fulfill the great commandment and the great commission. Recently, a pastor said, “I want to learn how to take the Gospel outside the church walls.” Mark and I want to help equip him and other churches for this purpose!
This new thing that God is doing in our lives is going to require many resources. We will need financial support, encouragement, wisdom, and guidance. Mark and I want to contact you soon to share more details about this new chapter in our lives. We’d love to talk with you about how God might want you to be involved. In the meantime, would you pray for us in this new endeavor?
It has been great to share with you what God has done and is doing in our lives and we look forward to getting an update of what is happening with you. We love you with the love of the Lord.
Joe & Jane Navigator
(NOTE: Remember to include the Navigator logo, your first and last name, address, phone, and e-mail.)