7 Last-Minute Tips for Easter Sunday

Written by Nathan Camp on Apr 01, 2021 in Pastoral Helps

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As pastors and leaders in the local church, Easter is more than a day of celebration; it's a day to take ground for the Kingdom of God! Easter represents the single-most-important day of the year that first-time church visitors will attend a church service.

Today, I will share a quick list of last-minute tips that will not only help you prepare for your Easter Sunday service, but help you break the growth barrier this weekend. We pray that these steps will bless you and help you reach your community for Jesus.

Break the Growth Barrier this Easter

Here are 7 tips to help you and your team prepare for your Easter weekend services:

1. Make Much of Easter

There are times and seasons when the hearts of those in your community that are far from God are more open to the things of God. Easter is the most prolific season for this opening.

As the Church, this is the time to hear the call to "lift up your eyes and see the fields are white for harvest."

Often pastors of non-growing churches fail to recognize the moment that is upon them. This year, join the ranks of those pastors leading their churches to grow by making much of Easter and prepare to receive the harvest of souls coming to Jesus!

2. Awaken Your Congregation

This year, what would it look like if your entire congregation not only put its energies into inviting the local community to visit your church for the Easter service but continued to pursue and follow up with them?

Pastors leading growing churches have learned to teach their congregations about the value of the Easter season and its potential for Kingdom growth. Now is your time to keep the momentum going beyond your Easter Sunday service. 

Remind the people of God's desire to use them to grow His kingdom, and awaken them to the moment before them as a church. The Easter Sunday service is just the start. Create a plan of action to help your congregants continue to turn up the temperature of evangelism.

3. START the Conversation on Easter - don't END it.

Remember, the goal is not to have one big Easter service and then return to average attendance. The goal is to reach people who will, in turn, become disciples of Christ that steadily grow in their knowledge of God and in fellowship with others, which then results in the overall growth of your church.

When it comes to the Easter sermon, the key is to start a conversation —not end one.

Why not make your Easter sermon the first part of the series, being certain throughout the sermon to allude to what's to come in the rest of the series? This will help the Easter crowd desire to come back for more.

4. Audit Your Church Website

Take a last-minute look at your website to make sure it is prepared for an influx of new site-visitors. On Easter morning, people may be attending your church for the very first time, and the first place they will search for information is on your online presence. That's why it's essential to make sure you ask the following questions:

Does our website clearly state:

  1. Our service times?
  2. Our mission and vision?
  3. Directions to the church?
  4. Ways to attend online?
  5. Child care service/ministry?
  6. Ways to get involved with our church?

No need to make it complicated - keep it simple by making sure you address those simple and essential details.

If you need help setting up a church website, we would be happy to help you with our StartSITES Service. You can have a website up and running in an hour to be ready for Easter weekend. To learn more, call us at 877-494-4655 or click the banner below.

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5. Prep Your Team for Success

Before the service, be sure to encourage your team for what is about to take place. Cover any questions that need answers and walk through any parts of the weekend that need fine-tuning before guests arrive.

Does your children's ministry look clean and safe? Is your signage clear? Is your video streaming working?

Covering your bases with your team beforehand will help you prepare to put your best foot forward.

6. Prepare for Post-Easter

Remember: the goal is to grow! This means you need to have a plan for post-Easter. How will you invite those new visitors back? The critical issue is to be sure to collect data on the people who visit. We suggest using a connect card during your Easter service that will get personal data from each visitor. This facilitates you in being able to send "re-invites" and thank you letters to them.

7. Celebrate!

Most importantly, don't forget to celebrate all God is doing! You and your team have likely spent weeks preparing for this special day - and now the results are up to the Lord. Take time to enjoy the day and reflect on all your church has accomplished together.

Your church's season for growth

We are in one of the most important seasons of the year to see people come to Christ. It is possible to see your church grow and begin to take serious steps forward in increasing the Kingdom of God.

At StartCHURCH, we are believing for great things for your church this Easter season. May the Lord richly bless you as you take advantage of the tremendous opportunities afforded you during this important holiday.

If there is any way StartCHURCH can serve you, please don't hesitate to reach out. Please give us a call at 877-494-4655 or click the link to schedule a call with a church planting specialist.

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Blessings,
Raul Rivera


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