Why serve with the card team?
Everyone loves to get mail, especially when it doesn’t contain a bill that needs to be paid. A written note is a permanent record of care and concern. A person receiving it can hold on to it and read it numerous times and remember they are not alone in their struggle.
Your role in writing cards
- Write notes and/or send cards with words of encouragement and acknowledgement of their prayer requests.
- Coordinate with Care Team leaders to get assignment of whom to write.
- Write a short note with a personal touch expressing your concern and understanding for their prayer request.
- Mail the cards each week.
- Take time to write notes the same week a prayer request is submitted to SRC.
- Get the name and request from the SRC office.
- Find the address on SRC website attender directory.
- Write legibly and briefly expressing your concern and support and when appropriate using Scriptural promises to reassure them God cares and will provide for them.
- Mail the cards.
- Keep a record of names to whom cards were written and submit it to Care Team leaders monthly.
Next steps . . .
Inform the Care Team of your desire to write notes. Review sample notes sent to people. Meeting or phone call with Care Team member to review note writing schedule.
No need to write a book – just 3-5 good sentences can fill a note card.
Keep the focus on encouragement and God’s power and love to them.
Take time and write what God puts on your heart.