Looking for ways to invite friends and neighbors to this year’s Resurrection Day services? Here are a few ideas you may want to use or adapt:
- Want to get kids and families excited about Jesus’ resurrection? Order CTA’s Jesus Lives! Let’s Celebrate 6-part Activity Magnet for families with children ages 5 and up. Plan to distribute the magnet along with the free family devotions to help families prepare for Easter.
- Several weeks before Resurrection Sunday, gather your ministry team along with your church website manager for a review of your church’s website. First, update calendars, event pictures, sermon series outlines, and any other information to bring your site up to date. Next, prominently display the dates and times for your Resurrection celebrations, along with any additional pre-Easter activities.
- Remember that simply listing it as “Annual Egg Hunt” may not be enough information for a newcomer’s family. Give details, including date, time, ages invited, childcare options, and more. Consider creating a new “Welcome, Visitor” section on your site, which may include a map to your location, parking directions, and a note on attire (if jeans and tee shirts are fine, say so!).
- Consider printing business cards for your church. These small, inexpensive cards can be easily handed to coworkers, fast food workers, tellers, and sales people. Include your church’s name, address, phone number, and/or website. On the back of the card, you can include regular worship service times and a locator map. Encourage church members to distribute the cards as a way to invite people to your Easter worship service(s). Post the cards on businesses’ bulletin boards around the community, too.
- Encourage members to use their Facebook page, Twitter accounts, and the like to spread the word about your Resurrection celebration events. Or consider an e-mail blast encouraging each family on your contact list to invite someone to join your church family as you celebrate Christ’s resurrection.