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What's Next Now that Easter is Over?

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Ever since Christmas, much of the last few months have been focused on Easter.  Hopefully, your Easter season was amazing and that there was much fruit to your labor. But now, Easter is over. And, there is over 8 months before Christmas happens. So, what should your Church be working on now? Here are a few ideas.

Follow Up on Connection Cards

A lot of non-regular Church goers likely attended your Church. Some them filled out a digital or physical connection card. What will you do with those connection cards? An easy win would be to personally text, email or call all those people and start a conversation with how you can connect them to the Church better. Hopefully, over Easter, people connected with your Church through an event or Church service and that they will be interested in learning more about what is happening at your Church and how they can get a little more involved. The key is to follow up within the first 24-48 hours. The sooner you can follow up with these connection cards, the better.

Prepare for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is normally the third most attended Church service of the year. Because so many families come to Church on Mother's Day, work to make it a special time for moms to be, moms and grandmothers. You will need to be sensitive to women who would love to be a mom, but are unable to. So, be sensitive, but choose to spend the Church service as a day honoring moms and make it special for them. 

Maximize the Summer

While the summer is often a time for families to go on vacations and kids go to a variety of camps, it is still an opportunity for your Church to do ministry. There are a variety of in-person and online ministry opportunities your Church can do. For instance, you could do a trivia night (online or in person), movie night at your Church, video game tournament (online or in person), BBQ or a fun game time. These are easy activities that you could put together that would be fun no matter how many people show up.

Improve Your Tech

There is only a few months between Christmas and Easter. And, there is just a month between Easter and Mother's Day. It makes it hard to update, upgrade or improve the tech at your Church. However, after Mother's Day, there is 7 months before Christmas. Between now and then there is plenty of time to improve your tech with new or updated equipment. By working on the improvements now, you won't be sitting there for Christmas Eve services wishing you had made the upgrades or improvements months ago.

Conclusion

For the past few months, a lot of your Church's focus has been on Easter. But, now that Easter is over, there are a lots of opportunities to focus on some other opportunities and work on upgrading your tech and other processes so that your Church can be running more effectively long term. 

What do you think? What else can you be working on now that Easter is over?  Share your ideas below or on social media.

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Tom Pounder
Tom Pounder

Tom Pounder was born and raised just outside of Washington, DC. He is the father of 4 daughters and loves being a girl dad. He has a background in Student Ministry working over 22 years with teenagers and currently serves as the Online Campus Pastor at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs and podcasts weekly at http://thechurch.digital.

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