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Easter Family Outreach Idea

What are your plans for Easter? Are you doing anything special to reach out to the families in your area?

Easter is a great opportunity to reach kids and their parents. From Easter egg hunts to candy giveaways, there are a lot of great opportunities to reach out to your community.

When I am not traveling to churches or conferences to speak, I serve as a children's ministry volunteer at my church home.

This Easter, we are trying something new (for us) to reach out to the families in our community. Here are some of the details. We are hosting this on Saturday, April 1st. We are calling it the Family Fun Easter Experience. We will offer this 9:00 am, 10:00 am and 11:00 am.

  • Families will register when they arrive so we can get their contact information.

  • We will have bounce houses, games, picture spots, cookies, etc. they can enjoy while they are waiting to register.

  • Once they are registered they will go into the church auditorium.

  • We will have 1-2 stage hosts that will provide interactive elements families can engage with while waiting for the show to start.

  • In the auditorium, we will have a family fun "show" with fun music, videos, family games (think Nickelodeon show) and an interactive Gospel presentation. This will last for approximately 15 minutes.

  • Families will then leave the sanctuary and enter the craft room where they can make Easter crafts together (think Build-a-Bear).

  • After they have finished up with their crafts, they will head into the children's ministry area.

  • They will stop by each children's ministry room where they can collect Easter eggs, candy, etc.

  • From there they will head up to our fellowship hall where we will have games set up. They will be able to play these games as a family and win prizes. We are printing invite cards that our kids and families can use to invite their neighbors, friends, sports team, schoolmates, etc. One year we had a school crossing guard come for Easter services. She came because one of our kids handed her an invite card. It will obviously take a lot of volunteers to make this happen. We are building our teams now. We are also inviting people who have never served to join us and serve that day. We are promoting this as not just a children's ministry event, but a church-wide event. We want all ages involved in this. For those who serve for the first time at this event, we will loop back with them afterward and invite them to join our ministry team on a regular basis. I have found this is a great way to see people who serve at Easter for the first time to join your team and become a permanent volunteer. I've had as many as 85% of the people who served for the first time join our team on a permanent basis.

Here's the link if you want to see my proven strategy to accomplish this. So that's our plans for Easter outreach this year. I will loop back with you and let you know how it went.

p.s. If you are looking for a standalone Easter lesson, then check out these two. They are highly interactive and kids love them. Would love to hear your plans for Easter. You can share in the comment section below.


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