Inviting a pastor or a member of the clergy to your church, home, or gathering, there are a few basic steps to follow. Writing a formal letter would be a good idea. Basic letter writing skill are all your really need.
• First, start with the salutation, which involves adding the person’s name. For example, “Dear Reverend James”.
• Once you have finished writing the salutation, go on to invite the pastor to the event. For example,” On behalf of the women’s guild I would like to invite you to the year of mercy conference to be held on October 28, 2016.” Briefly explain the purpose of the event after issuing the invitation.
• The third step is to officially invite the pastor to either preside at the miracle crusades or speak at the event. Briefly explain why you believe the pastor is suitable for the role. Talk about his past achievements in relation to the purpose of the event.
• Finally, conclude the letter by expressing your gratitude and adding your contact information.
Writing such a letter requires you to follow certain etiquette guidelines. Being a formal letter, the letter needs to have a formal tone. Even the way the recipient is addressed on the envelope should convey the formal tone so that the intended recipient can instantly know the nature of the mail once he/she receives it. Refer to the intended recipient as Mr. or Mrs. if he/she is married. If you are in doubt about the relationship status of the woman, then use Ms.
Salutation should be the formal regardless of whether the pastor is a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger. In addition, use standard punctuation. Add a colon after the salutation. For example, Dear Reverend James:. The colon provides a formal touch indicating that additional information can be found in the body of the letter. The placement of the salutation in the letter should be at the top of the page, but below the date. The date should be below the address on the top left side. Always skip a line between the date and salutation and align the salutation to the left. Add an extra line between the salutation and the body.
What steps have you taken when inviting a pastor or clergy member to your church or home?