We have have benefited from the following procedures and believe you may as well..
- Have one person be in charge of this program and have a few other helpers be ready to grade and return the Bible correspondence courses to your study contacts.
- The person in charge of your Lord Let Me Grow work should
keep a record of your contacts, perhaps by using an Excel sheet. Record
the contact's name, his or her physical mailing address, which courses have
been sent out, when the courses were mailed, and the date when the
courses were returned.
- Send out two lessons at a time. This generally works out quite well and saves on postage.
- Get a self-inking stamp which has just the mailing address for your church building and stamp a plain white envelope so it is pre-addressed for a student to return his or her lessons. You might also wish to stamp this return envelope. Your stamp might say:
Lord Let Me Grow
111 Smith Street
Any Town, America 00000
- The course you will be offering is the 30 lesson "Studies in the Bible Course." Make sure you also order a few grading keys along with the courses. Some will begin the course but not complete it. Thus, order more of the first lessons (perhaps 1-5) rather than the final lessons (6-30).
- When a student gets close to completing the lesson, you may wish to send along information about a local congregation he/she might wish to visit.
- You can design a certificate of completion or likely find a template for one from the Internet to send along with the final lessons.
- You can ask anyone in your congregation who uses the Internet to help promote your site on-line. There are more than 400 social networking sites like Facebook where you can post your unique Lord Let Me Grow Page address and thus pick up possible study contacts outside your immediate area. Members who use the Internet, especially your youth, can literally scatter your special web site on literally hundreds of different places for free.
- Your congregation may benefit from offering a challenge or contest. Challenge members to see who can post the most online links to your Lord Let Me Grow site in a given month. Or, set a goal for passing your Lord Let Me Grow free Bible cards in a month and see how often members meet this goal. Your Lord Let Me Grow site might also be a "lads to leaders" project.
- Keep your Lord Let Me Grow business cards in a highly visible place such as next to your weekly church bulletin.
Nearly every day your Lord Let Me Grow effort will offer you the ability to give virtually anyone, anywhere, and at anytime an opportunity to study the Bible.