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De Haan uses Mailchimp to send out the monthly newsletters he creates for Calvin Collegehymnary.org and the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Mailchimp is free when a newsletter has less than 2,000 subscribers.  Other popular newsletter platforms are Constant Contact and Campaign Monitor. Whatever platform a church chooses, de Haan said it’s important not to spam subscribers. Get permission to send them the newsletter, and give them the option to unsubscribe and manage their email preferences.

 

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Worshippers want to feel their contributions are making a difference. The tithe may no longer be the norm outside conservative Protestant churches, but members who feel connected to their church and confident it is contributing to God’s work still give financially.

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