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7 Last Minute Easter Sunday Tips

By Malik Washington

Are you a pastor scrambling to prepare for Easter Sunday? Don't worry, we've got you covered! From crafting the perfect sermon to creating an uplifting atmosphere, we have 7 tips that will have your congregation feeling the joy of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in no time! Get ready to take your Easter celebration to the next level with these expert suggestions.

1. Emphasize the Importance of Easter

Easter is a time when people are more open to hearing about God's message, as stated in John 4:35, "Do you not say, 'Four months, then comes the harvest'? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are already white for harvest." As the Church, it is our responsibility to spread the good news and make the most of this opportunity.

2. Encourage Your Congregation

This Easter, encourage your congregation to not only invite their community to attend the service but also to follow up with them after. According to Matthew 28:19-20, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Awaken your congregation to the importance of evangelism and help them to continue spreading the message beyond Easter Sunday.

3. Keep the Conversation Going

The goal of Easter Sunday is not just to have a big service but to start a conversation that leads to deeper spiritual growth. As Romans 10:14 says, "How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?" Your Easter sermon should start the conversation, not end it, and be the first part of a series that continues to build upon the message.

4. Ensure Your Website is Up to Date

Your website is often the first impression new visitors will have of your church. Make sure it is up to date with information such as service times, mission and vision, directions, online options, child care services, and ways to get involved. Colossians 4:5-6 states, "Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person."

5. Prepare Your Team

Encourage your team and make sure all the details are taken care of before guests arrive. As Ephesians 4:16 says, "From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work." By preparing your team, you can ensure the best possible experience for your visitors.

6. Plan for After

The goal is to see your church grow, so it is important to have a plan for after Easter. Collect data on your visitors, such as through a connect card, so that you can follow up with them and invite them back. As 1 Corinthians 3:6 says, "I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow."

7. Celebrate the Lord's Work

Finally, don't forget to celebrate all that God has done. Take time to reflect on the growth of your church and all the ways He has blessed you. As 1 Chronicles 16:23-24 states, "Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples."

At StartCHURCH, we believe in great things for your church this Easter. If we can serve you in any way, don't hesitate to reach out by calling (844) 921-4437 or scheduling a call with a church planting specialist.

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