How to End a Church Business Letter

A church business letter can keep your members informed.
A church business letter can keep your members informed. (Image: Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

A church business letter is written just like a conventional business letter, but it is addressed to those who are involved with the church, rather than to a business. The potential recipients of a church business letter may be people from the congregation, members of the church who donate large sums of money, committee chairs, staff members or the clergy.

Figure out the message you want to send. For example, you might want to remain professional and traditional, as in a standard business letter. If the environment of your church is friendly and light, however, something less stuffy might be more appropriate.

Write the final paragraph of your church letter. This should briefly repeat the purpose of the letter, such as thanking those who donated money for their generosity, or reminding the congregation of upcoming events.

Add your closing salutation to the letter. For a more professional closing, use something like "Sincerely" or "Regards." A friendly closing might be "Cheers" or "Good wishes." A casual ending might be "Take care" or "Many thanks," and something with more of a spiritual tile might be "God bless you," "Peace and blessings," "Peace, love and happiness" or "God be with you."

Type your name four lines below the closing. You will sign your name, or stamp a signature, into that space.

Put a little something extra at the very bottom of your church business letter. This can be a positive saying, a quote from your favorite scripture, or just a friendly message to your congregation.

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