Followers of Jesus are promised abundant life but we must also take responsibility for the stewardship of our lives. Extreme debt, failed marriages, and poor health should not be characteristic of godly stewards. So how do we begin to steward our lives for the glory of God and for our own good?
His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” (2 Peter 1:3)
The Apostle Peter reminds us that we have everything we need “for life and godliness” and that God has given us “very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature.” (2 Peter 1:3-4)
Who wouldn’t want to have a divinely empowered life?
Millions of people will soon be writing down their New Year Resolutions. We might decide to eat healthier and exercise more, but will disciple making be a goal in 2015?
Making disciples is a spiritual exercise but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t set goals and develop a strategy.
Satan has a strategy.
He has a disciple destroying strategy and it is extremely effective. He has a goal and that is to undermine the work of God.
Satan has been perfecting his strategy for millennia and he’s using it on you. Today.
I ran across a Church Marketing Sucks post by Amanda Gagnon entitled How to Use E-mail to Bring Back New Visitors.
The trick is creating something called a follow up series: a set of auto-delivered e-mails sent to new subscribers, designed to get visitors comfortable with your church. Follow ups are easy to create if you use an e-mail marketing service that provides pre-designed e-mail templates. You can just drop your content in and specify how many days you’d like to go by between messages.
Then every new visitor will receive all the details you’d like to share about your church. That is, after you get their e-mail addresses.
She then goes on to explain a few key strategies for collecting emails from first time visitors, what you might include in a series of auto-responders, and how to ask subscribers if they’d like to continue receiving emails once the series is over.
Benefits of an email auto-responder system
There are a lot of benefits to setting up an email auto-responder system for your church: