It doesn't matter much if you merely think of Easter as a time for chocolate and brunch. It isn't really important if your Easter service is primarily about fun things for kids and a musical extravaganza as uplifting as that might be.
But it does matter tremendously if you believe the message of Easter that Jesus Christ, fully God and fully human died on the cross to pay for the penalty of sin and that He rose bodily from the grave and is our living Savior and coming Lord.
It does matter tremendously if you believe that those who do not trust him as Savior will miss far more than a petting zoo and free candy if they don't attend your church on Easter. The Bible says those who die without Jesus will spend eternity in darkness, pain and conscious regret. Your Easter message can change all that.
We don't like to think about these things in a day when so much of the media message of the Christian faith is on what makes for your "best life now" and how to entertain people and make them feel good and prosperous. But closing our eyes to eternal realities doesn't make them any less true.
It won't matter if your Easter message doesn't clearly share the reality of the resurrection and its impact and invitation for everyone to begin to explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus or to make that decision if they clearly understand what it means.
But it does matter if you care about these things and plan an Easter service filled with beauty and meaning
How this insert can help
This free insert (just click on the image to download the PDF, save and print as many as you want) will help motivate your congregation to invite their friends. On the back you can place specific dates and times of Easter week services.
Use it with a sermon or series on the importance of inviting friends to church for Easter and always.
Don't think about spending lots of money for purchased church outreach this Easter season--equip and inspire your people to be inviters. Have them pray for their friends, bring them to church and be part of introducing them to God's forever family.