3 Ways to Build on Easter’s Momentum
After weeks, if not months, of planning, you had a great crowd at Easter Sunday services. While the staff may be exhausted, there are a few things you can do to build on this momentum.
#1 – Celebrate
Give church staff a day off.
Go out to lunch as a team.
Share stories of people who came that you never expected would show up, lives changed, and more.
Send thank you cards to volunteers who went above and beyond to serve this Easter.
Let the excitement and joy from this special time of year boost your team. Don’t just move straight into the next upcoming event or project…celebrate what God has done in and through your team this week.
#2 – Follow-up
Send emails or postcards to everyone who filled out a visitor card this Sunday. Invite them to come back. Maybe even offer a time after service to meet members of the staff or elders so they can ask questions about faith and the church. Don’t be pushy, but do make sure guests know you’d love them to come again. Also, pray for your guests – that God would move in their hearts and that you’d have the opportunity to water the seeds that were planted this weekend.
#3 – Learn
Come together as a team and discuss how Easter weekend went this year. Were there any hiccups or issues that came up? If so, is there anything we can do to prevent those next year?
Talk with your volunteers and get their input as well. Did they see or hear anything from the congregation that would help your team prepare differently next year?
Document these lessons learned and use the information for future events and especially for next Easter. It’s normal to have a few mistakes missteps, but let’s learn from them and improve the next time.
The Resurrection impacts us each day, but we come together once a year to celebrate an event that changed the course of history. As you reflect on this weekend, celebrate the lives changed, follow-up with guests, and learn from your experiences. Let’s continue to water the seeds planted this Easter and build on this momentum throughout the year.