The packets contained much of the information that would answer most questions. Most of the referenced information can be found on our graphics page. See below for what was included…
January 21, 2011
Dear Pastor and Youth Director,
God created the whole world, but he chose us to have a relationship with. Beyond that, he chose weak men to be the instrument through which he speaks, and it is through the preaching of his Word that ambitions are altered and lives are thrust in new directions.
You are invited once again to join us for the first annual Preaching Rally, an affordable one-day conference with three preaching sessions, a meal, and an encouraging and challenging atmosphere in which the Word of God can provoke spiritual growth.
If you have not already visited our website, please take some time to watch the promotional video and read the information regarding the Preaching Rally (cbctemecula.org/pr). Teens constantly fight with God in certain areas of life; so, following the theme, three preaching sessions will be aimed at one goal: Surrender.
Enclosed in this envelope you should find several items:
Posters. You can use these posters however you would like, and please feel free to copy and distribute them as you see fit. If you would like to download this poster (or any of the other graphics), please visit cbctemecula.org/pr, and click on the “Graphics” icon at the bottom.
Postcards. You will see a simple card stock sheet that can be copied and distributed as desired. Feel free to use the wording that is there, or write your own details in.
Announcement sheets. You may do a weekly handout in your class already, but feel free to use these half-sheet flyers as additional promotional material. A color copy and a grayscale copy are combined on one letter-sized sheet of paper.
Signup sheet. This will be for your own purpose, and we will not need it to be mailed in. Once you have the number that is coming, please register online so we know what to expect. REGARDING PAYMENT: Payment will not be received until the Rally, and we will accept cash, check or credit card.
We sincerely hope that you will consider attending the Preaching Rally. Few things will be more beneficial to your teens’ spiritual lives than sitting under the preaching of the Bible, and although it may take some work to get them here, we believe God will bless. If you are able to attend, would you help us plan by sending us a tentative number of attendees? Even if you are off by ten, we will still at least have a number to go from so we know what to expect for food, parking, etc. If you are not able to attend, would you put it on your calendar to pray for us and the teens while we are at the rally?
Thank you for your consideration, and for your time. I know that each minute of every day is valuable, and more opportunities come your way than can be fulfilled. If you have any questions, please let me know:
Ryan Rench – (951) 719-7191, email@example.com
Calvary Baptist Church – (951) 676-8700, firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT: Preaching Rally | Calvary Baptist Church, Temecula | Pastor W. M. Rench
WHERE: 31087 Nicolas Rd. 92591
WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 2011 | 11am – 3pm
WHO: Bro. Bryan Samms, preaching
The following note is from Pastor Rench:
January 21, 2011
Dear Pastor and Youth Director,
Our church is “on board” with the Preaching Rally, and we can promise you that it will not be time wasted. If you have never heard Bro. Bryan Samms preach before, I would encourage you to visit preaching.lancasterbaptist.org to hear a sample of the preaching that your teens will be hearing.
Beyond that, I believe that the whole rally, not just the preaching, will help to invoke a surrendered spirit, and we are approaching every detail with that type of mindset. Once again, would you consider joining us on this special day? Some teens who may not be able to go to a full weekend youth conference type of meeting will be able to join us this day, and with the sessions and fellowship time we hope to see many lives changed.
I think you know our hearts and can relate with us when we say we are delighted to host your teens, and we sincerely hope to see you join us this year. As always, if you are unable to make it, please at least include us in your prayers. Mark your calendars for February 26, and think of an abused teen, a helpless 7th grader who is contemplating suicide, a lost senior who is about to move to a godless university dorm, and that sophomore who hasn’t done much except show up for the past 4 years. We hope to give attention to every detail, not so that we can manipulate the moving of the Holy Spirit, but simply to create an atmosphere in which God can speak.
Feel free to use any of the contents of this packet as your own, and visit our website for more details. Seldom will an activity yield more spiritual benefit than when your teens are under the preaching of God’s Word, and I would like to once again extend an invitation to you and your group. Thank you for your consideration.
Because of Him,
Pastor W. M. Rench