March 17, 2019 Tony Morgan

6 Posts to Re-Energize Easter Planning

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Every year I see a spike in traffic to my site from Google searches about Easter planning, which makes me think many pastors are looking for fresh ideas… and based on the timing of those searches, there are a lot of last-minute efforts happening.

It can be tough to approach the big days with new energy again and again. This year I thought I’d pull together some of my favorite posts to give you a few fewer results to weed through if you’re doing research.

If you’re feeling behind, take some of these ideas to your next team meeting.

Easter Service Planning: 10 Things to Consider

If you haven’t started planning, you are quickly falling behind. Check out these 10 suggestions to really connect with your guests this Easter.

6 Ways We Ignore Unchurched Guests on Easter

When unchurched people walk through your door this Easter, will you be ready for them? Many churches over-estimate their level of readiness to reach unchurched people.

5 Ways to Impress Your First Time Guest | The Unstuck Church Podcast

In this recent podcast episode, I interviewed Amy Anderson, The Unstuck Group’s director of consulting, about the most common “misses” she sees when churches welcome first-time guests. Whether it’s a crowded bulletin or a lengthy message, these issues typically have easy (and inexpensive) solutions that could help you impress your Easter guests.

Easter Prep: You Still Have Time for These Ideas

We’ve noticed over the years that when we publish Easter content when pastors need it, they don’t read it. When we publish content closer to Easter (typically when it’s too late), it gets lots of attention. So, here are some prep ideas for last minute planning.

Easter Weekend Prep: Polish What’s Working. Don’t Start Something New.

Holidays can bring new people to your church and create opportunities for impact. Most pastors can easily name the big days that bring high attendance — but knowing about big days and planning for them are two different things. Take this opportunity to review your guest engagement strategy before Easter weekend rolls around.

Sermon Prep: 5 Easter Questions to Answer for Millennials

As the lead communicator, you set the bar. How will your message treat the uneducated and the unconvinced who find themselves in your seats in a few weeks?

Holidays like Easter can easily sneak up on you. This usually results in last minute planning, minimizing the impact you have. 

When you’re limited on planning time, instead of trying to create something new, polish what’s already working. 

My team created a guide with some practical next steps to help you maximize your impact.

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Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group, For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and