Are you coming off the Easter glow? The Sunday was a success: people came, heard the Gospel and now you have a lot of momentum going at your church. People are EXCITED to be there. Now the onus is on you to take that momentum and do something. With the excitement of growth comes the…

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The big Sunday is almost here. And when it’s done, you’ll probably breathe a sigh of relief; but you have to do it all over again the following Sunday. And the Sunday after that. And the one after that…(you get it). You probably have two big questions on your mind: How do I keep the…

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Easter is one of the most attended Sundays of the year. This is not new information to you. But, how do we make it an awesome experience for everyone walking through the door, including Easter visitors? There are scads of posts and articles out there with advice for capitalizing on the visitor experience, and honestly,…

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We don’t have to tell you the significance of Easter, nor that it tends to draw a big crowd. Significance and attendance: the two reasons we value and focus on our Easter services. Those same two reasons are why we should include a focus on a special Easter offering that Sunday. Why Focus on an…

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Easter is early again this year, and we’re excited about it! As we approach the day, we want to help you and your church community feel the anticipation to make this season extra meaningful. Here are five ways to building anticipation for this pivotal Sunday. Set the Stage for Easter Easter doesn’t have to be a…

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It’s the Monday after Easter and you work at a church.  What do you today, and what should you do this week? Two words:  Follow up. Make this week all about follow up – following up with those who attended, those who donated money, those who made decisions and those who served.  Here’s a few…

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With Easter just a couple days away, here are seven thoughts to keep in mind as you put the finishing touches on your Easter message and prepare your heart to celebrate Resurrection Sunday. 1.  Don’t preach too long.  Remember, you’re not the only thing on the agenda.  Lunch, brunch and time with family are on…

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There are many ways to gain first time givers, but one of the best ways is to do a special offering (like an Easter Offering).  Also, the Easter Offering is one of the quickest ways to build financial breathing room in your church! Sometimes pastors freak out when we talk about doing a special offering…

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Did you know that taking up an Easter offering is one of the easiest offerings you can take up all year? Take up an Easter Offering as a special offering and you will increase your giving big time on that weekend. People have unfounded fears about talking about money on Easter. Most churches I know…

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