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"...If you stay current with the latest technology your ministry will stay on the cutting edge of what I am doing in the earth."
(Word from the Lord)
Electronic mail is: "A mode of communication that uses computer technology as the vehicle for sending and receiving messages."

It is now the twenty-first century. If you don't have email, it is time to get online. If you are online, it is a good thing for someone in your ministry to keep up with the latest developments in this form of communication.

You may want to collect the email addresses of your congregation and begin to communicate with them more often and in a systematic way.

Benefits of using Email:
  • Very low cost of communication. Cheaper than sending letters in regular mail.
  • Can have communication in any part of the world.
  • Can be carried with you as you travel via computer or other devices.
  • It is fast and easy communication of information, pictures, documents and etc.
  • Can communicate easily to staff and others involved in your ministry.
  • Eliminates phone tag.
  • Enables you to send or receive messages any time of the day or night.
  • Documents your communications.
Email Ethics and Tips:
  • Don't send general email messages to people who don't want them.
  • If you are receiving general emails that you don't want, just send a short message back asking that your name be removed from their list.
  • Keep your inbox clean and updated.
  • Create folders and sub-folders to organize and manage your messages.
  • Purchase an anti-virus program and run it on a regular basis.
  • Don't open attached files if you don't know who sent them to you.
  • Don't read other people's personal emails.
  • If you send important information and you want to know if they have received it then attach a "request for receipt."
  • Read your email regularly (e.g., every morning and evening). Don't let your email control your time.
  • Do not assume that your messages are private. Do not write anything that may be personal or incriminating unless your messages are guaranteed to be secure.
  • Make the subject line clear and brief. When the recipient of your message reads the subject, they should get a good idea about the content of the message.
  • When signing out of a message, include a full closing statement. Don't leave people wondering who you are and how to contact you! Closing statements can include your full name, organizational affiliation, full mailing address, email address, telephone and fax.
  • When replying to a message, be sure that you are replying to an individual and not a group of people. This can be embarrassing.
Email is a tool that can't be overlooked. You may want to have a brainstorming session with your staff on how to use this tool more effectively. What other tools such as email can you add to your ministry tool-kit?

It is time to catch up, the twenty-first century is flying by.

"…and knowledge shall be increased" (Dan. 12:4).

(We pray that these Ministry Management Tips have been a blessing to you and will help you grow your church or ministry. You may forward these to anyone who may benefit from them.)

Copyright © Jim Harper Ministries
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Author Biography

Jim Harper
Web site: Jim Harper Ministries
Jim ministers with an emphasis on teaching and facilitating unity among believers. For many years now his heart has been stirred to serve the Lord abroad with a calling to the Russian-speaking people wherever they may be. Jim has helped many in this people group to know Christ and grow in their relationship with Him. Jim has also worked in the Far East of Russia. There he assisted the Christian churches in the areas of growth and unity by giving counsel conducting seminars and leadership schools.

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