3 Things You Can’t Forget This Easter
Easter Sunday will be here soon, and you’re probably neck-deep in preparations for the coming weekend. In the midst of your mile-long to-do list, here are a few things to remember.
#1 – Breathe
Jesus’ work on the cross is finished. In other words, He did the hard part (to put it mildly). Your job is to plant seeds and water them. Trust God to give the increase.
“Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.” – 1 Corinthians 3:5-6
I’m not trying to downplay your efforts or the amount of work you put into Easter services. Just remember that this isn’t all on you. Do your work with excellence, as unto the Lord, and trust Him with the results. Hopefully, that helps keep your large to-do list in perspective.
#2 – Honor your volunteers
Provide donuts and coffee, take water to the parking lot team, and say “thank you” a lot on Easter Sunday. You’ve probably asked volunteers to cover multiple services or help with setup activities the weeks leading up to Easter. Make sure they know you appreciate their work. Remind them why what they do is important and how each role contributes to creating an excellent environment for people to hear the Gospel.
#3 – Celebrate Easter with your family
If your church does an Easter Egg Hunt, get out there with your kids and enjoy that moment with them. You may have to rotate with other staff members to juggle work responsibilities, but your children will appreciate having you alongside.
If at all possible, sit with your family in a service. If this doesn’t work out, make time later in the day to reflect as a family.
Easter Sunday is a day we expect to see lots of visitors and people who don’t regularly attend. You’ve put in numerous hours to make the best environment possible. Do your work with excellence and trust God to use your efforts to bring people into His Kingdom.