More than an Afterthought: The Power of the P.S.

In the digital age, communication has shifted dramatically. As a pastor or church leader, you're no longer just delivering sermons on Sunday. You're sending emails, posting on social media, and communicating through various digital channels throughout the week. And in this dynamic digital landscape, it's crucial to make every word count. That's where the power of a postscript (P.S.) comes in.

A P.S. is more than just an afterthought. It's a powerful tool that can grab attention and drive action. It's visually distinct, suggests urgency, and makes your communication feel more human. In fact, some evidence suggests that people read the P.S. in an email before reading the body of the email.

So, how can you harness this power to enhance your church's communication? Here are some tips:


  1. Keep it short: A P.S. should be concise and impactful. It should communicate a key point or call to action (CTA) without overwhelming the reader.
  2. Use bolding: Make your P.S. stand out visually by using bold text. This will draw the reader's eye and make your message more memorable.
  3. Include a CTA: A P.S. is an excellent place to include a CTA. Whether you're inviting your congregation to a special event, asking for a donation to a specific initiative, or encouraging them to share a message with friends, a CTA can motivate action.
  4. Add a "next step": Use your P.S. to provide practical next steps to your communication. This could be a scripture for further reflection, an invitation to a Bible study group, or a link to a sermon recording.
  5. Personalize the language: Make your P.S. feel personal. Use the reader's name if possible and speak directly to their interests and values.
  6. Tap into FOMO: The fear of missing out (FOMO) can be a powerful motivator. Use your P.S. to highlight unique opportunities and upcoming

If your P.S. is getting long but you have more to tell your congregation, consider using a post-postscript (P.P.S.). This can be used as a bonus message following the P.S. to include a final CTA or reminder about a deadline.

Including a P.S. in your church's communication can grab your congregation's attention, provide a final CTA, and provides one more useful tool as you pastor your people.

At Sigl, we understand the unique communication needs and challenges of churches. We're here to help you enhance your church's digital presence, reach more people with your message, and build a stronger community. If you're not already using a P.S., we encourage you to start. And if you're not seeing the results you want, let's talk. Contact us today for a free consultation.

P.S. Connect your congregation like never before. Let's innovate together for the glory of God.

P.P.S. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your church's communication. Schedule your free consultation with Sigl today.

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