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Share This Easter Invite with Everyone!

Ok, I’ve shared some invites with you before. Most of the ones I’ve shared have been comical, making us all want to laugh. But this one…this one gets to the heart of the issue. This new Easter invite mini movie by Centerline New Media called An Invitation (Easter) is a solid mini movie to share with your church to show them the power of the personal invite. Check it out, see what you think and then use it to encourage your congregation to fill-up your church with friends, families, and neighbors this Easter Sunday.

An Invitation (Easter) by Centerline New Media


Top 10 Easter Outreach Ideas (Some Good and Some Bad)

Easter! What a tremendous time to think about different outreach ideas for our friends, families, and communities. Easter, as you probably know, is one of the highest attended services you’ll have this year (Mother’s Day and Christmas are the other two big ones). So it is well worth your time to devote some energy to this topic. As a side note, my desire is that we would be loving our friends, families, and neighbors with our lives, throughout the week, throughout the year…not just during Easter. But, Easter is indeed a tremendous time to think of different outreach ideas for how we can serve/love/share our faith with those around us.

Here is a list for you to present to your church as you consider the best approach for everyone to take this Easter season as it relates to outreach. I am, as you will see, opinionated on this matter. So forgive my leanings and see if you would agree or disagree with me.

1. Throw an easter egg hunt at your church (Great)
2. Invite a friend (Best)
3. Throw a BBQ at your church the day before Easter (Good)
4. Invite a friend (Best…again)
5. Rent some llamas and have a petting zoo (not bad, but not great)
6. Invite a friend (Still the best)
7. Blindly copy what really big churches are doing and hope for the best (horrible idea)
8. Invite a friend (See what I’m doing?)
9. Cross your fingers and hope someone else invites your friends (Not even going to comment on this one.)
10. Invite a friend (Will always be the best outreach idea for any day of the year.)

So there you have it! Ten ideas to get you thinking about outreach as you consider what you and your church will do this Easter season.


Now’s the Time to Check out the Easter Store

If you’ve never visited our Easter Store, now is the time! I mean, you’re planning now, right? You’re prepping for (prayerfully) a huge crowd to walk through your church doors on Easter Sunday, right? What a day to celebrate our Savior’s defeat over sin. What a day to join with fellow believers and shout for joy over sin losing its power and death losing its sting. Over Jesus, our glorious King! If you’re preparing now, then I hope you’ve checked out the Easter Store. Head on over there and you’ll find some great sermon backgrounds, motion backgrounds, countdowns, and some new mini movies such as:

Awkward Easter Invite: Doorbell Disaster by Skit Guys Studios

Be Glorified by Freebridge Media

You Are Loved by Creative Sheep

Head on over to the Easter Store now and find some great media!


Can You Name That Song?

It’s time for, “Can You Name That Song!?” Are you ready to play? The rules are simple. You need to read the lyrics below and see if you can figure out the name of the song and who sings it. What do you think? Are you up for the challenge? These may be new to you, so if you know them, then great job! Alright, get loosened up. Get ready to play. Here we go.



Stand Out, Gotta See, Must Watch Mini Movie

Often when we read Paul’s letters, we envision the gospel being preached. We picture Paul proclaiming truths about the foundation of our Christian lives. What’s really tremendous is when we realize in the openings of his letters, that they are addressed to believers! “To the church of God that is in Corinth” (1 Corinthians 1:1). “To the churches of Galatia” (Galatians 1:2). “To the saints who are in Ephesus” (Ephesians 1:1). The lost are not the only ones who need to hear the gospel. We, as believers, are desperate to be reminded on a daily basis that we were once dead in our sins but are now made alive together with Christ (Ephesians 2:5). We need to be reminded of these truths on a regular basis.

When I watched this video by producer Dan Stevers, I was moved. I was reminded that King Jesus is not a great philosophical idea. He is not a good choice to be pitted against another’s good choice to see which is better. No.

Jesus is Lord. There is no other.
Jesus is King. There is no other.
Jesus is Savior. There is no other.

Watch this mini movie for yourself and be reminded of who Jesus is. This mini movie would be a powerful addition to your services this Easter season.

No Other King by Dan Stevers