How to Prepare Your Church Easter Celebration - Part 1: Spiritual Preparation
As I was preparing for my third church Easter celebration as a lead pastor, I remember wrestling with the desire to make Easter fresh for those who attended our church. Many of them had been following Jesus and attending ...
The Power of a Church-wide Campaign to Engage, Connect and Grow Your Ministry
When you want to move your people forward—all in the same direction—a church-wide campaign is the perfect solution. Church-wide campaigns unite your church with a single theme that carries across your sermons and small g ...
Help Your Church Members Start Sharing Their Faith Online
Unless you’ve managed to exist in complete digital isolation (which is highly unlikely since you’re reading this article), you know that social media has become a primary way for people around the world to connect. It ...
As you begin inviting your community to church, it’s important to ensure you have a great children’s ministry or child-friendly amenities. Chances are, you will often be reaching families who have children in the home. Making parents and kids feel comfortable in your church is a huge step toward turning visitors into returning guests and eventually […]
As you begin reaching out to new families in your community, you do need to think about things you take for granted—like your church signs. While you and your members may know where to park, where the children’s areas are and all the unique names of your ministries, your new visitors will not. It’s vital […]
No one wants to think about “marketing” the church or church marketing best practices. The terms sound commercial and can make is seem like there is a lack of faith that God will bring in visitors. But in today’s post-Christian society, churches can no longer count on having visitors show up just because the doors […]
A well-trained church greeter team is a huge help to visitors who are brand new to your church. As you reach out to your community and invite them to get to know you, you will find that many of your new visitors have never been to church before—ever. Your church is like a foreign country […]
It was a September Sunday morning in 2015 when my friend Lee Strobel raised the idea of adapting his best-selling, non-fiction book, The Case for Christ, into a movie. We were chewing the fat together at Mission Hills Church in Littleton, CO, following the service at which he had just spoken. It had been a […]
It’s been said that Easter Sunday is like the Super Bowl for pastors, and with helpful Easter Sunday church tips, we can help make it easy to create a successful event. In part one of this series, we talked about spiritual preparation. Now, we’ll discuss preparation of the church itself. Easter has the highest attendance of any church event. This means it’s the day when your church is most visible and when you attract people who normally don’t attend. And, as the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a great first impression.
As I was preparing for my third church Easter celebration as a lead pastor, I remember wrestling with the desire to make Easter fresh for those who attended our church. Many of them had been following Jesus and attending church for more years than I had even been alive. How could Easter capture them in […]
When you want to move your people forward—all in the same direction—a church-wide campaign is the perfect solution. Church-wide campaigns unite your church with a single theme that carries across your sermons and small group studies. Your entire church family will focus on the same spiritual messages for a concentrated period of time. But church campaigns […]
Easter is the most important day on the church calendar. Not only is it the day Jesus won the victory over death; it’s the day more people become Christians than any other day. I want to take full advantage of this once-a-year opportunity. How would these fourteen tactics make a difference for Easter at your church this year?
A few years ago, Kelly Brady was reading 2 Timothy 4:5 when it stopped him in his tracks. The apostle Paul, an evangelist, was telling Timothy, his disciple and a pastor, to “do the work of an evangelist.” Brady is one of a growing number of senior pastors who are rediscovering a personal passion for witness outside the walls of church. They’re swapping traditional evangelism techniques for relational approaches. They’re challenging their members to set aside fears and become creative with evangelism. And they’re partnering “as one church” with other pastors and organizations for communitywide strategies.