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When I serve as an interim pastor, I always commit to sending the church at least a weekly email. I started taking that step because my interims usually include only Sunday events, and I wanted to communicate with the church during the week. I’ve been surprised by how much a 2-3 paragraph weekly email can help you stay connected with a congregation.
For that reason, I would follow that same pattern if I were pastoring full-time. In fact, I would also do the same with my small group members if I were leading a small group. A simple word that typically requires no more 15 minutes to compose will allow you to do things like:
What other reasons would you add?
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