You want to have a full church on Easter. You hope the “Chreasters” can make it this year. Well Easter is four weeks away (if not less) and in theory you should’ve already made plans, had posters printed, and be promoting your plan starting last Sunday. If you’re stuck, or have no budget, here is an idea.
Instead of thinking about getting hundreds of people into the church (which can be overwhelming), why not get your congregation to focus on one person per member. You can blow this up as big as you want, but the thought is the same. Don’t go for the grand slam, go for the base hit. Go for one.
Here are some ways to help promote this idea:
Have bracelets made (they are all the rave ya know) with the phrase ONE on them. Wearing these will remind people to ask their friends and family, and may be an ice breaker (What’s the bracelt about?).
Have a card made, or use a sheet of paper for people to fill our their one name and have them brind it forward at the end of the service. Have the pastor pray over the names, and continue each week to pray over the names. have the members keep a copy of the paper so they can remind themselves to PRAY for this ONE person.
Scripture: Luke 10:2
He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” Remind them that just hoping people will show up is not enough. A farmer does not plant seeds and then HOPE that the crops end up in the storage silohs. He has to go HARVEST the crops. It’s time to harvest the lost. They need christ more than ever.