easter

Created on Thursday, 17 April 2014 / Preaching
Tags: Joe McKeever, Easter, preacher, sermon, declarations, springtime, eggs, Holy Spirit, death, Jesus Christ, resurrection, promise, claim, verification, heaven, eternity, speed bumps, sins, Good Ne
It’s Easter, preacher. What are you preaching? Don’t preach about springtime, as much as we all love it. This is not the day for that. Don’t make the analogy about how Easter eggs speak to us about new ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 / Church Growth
Tags: Greg Atkinson, Easter, church, guests, visit, front door, attire, odor, smell, parking, parents, kids, classroom, free, giveaway, Chris Hodges, Church of the Highlands, Alabama, security, visible ...
... Author and international speaker Greg Atkinson has been in ministry for two decades and has been writing, speaking and training thousands of church leaders since 2000. In late 2003, Greg launched MultisensoryWorship.com ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 14 April 2014 / Evangelism
Tags: Rick Warren, Easter, purpose-driven church, evangelism, growth, eggs, Billy Graham, fruit, decision, relationship, acceptance, approval, love, lifestyle
Easter is one of the two biggest weekends for most churches in terms of attendance. I see this as a great opportunity for evangelism to begin and for a relationship to start between your church and all ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 / Children
Tags: Brian K. Dodd, Easter, children, return, fun, learn, Jesus, unchurched, marginal parents, love, gospel, age-appropriate, presentation
Troy Page recently noted on TonyMorganLive.com, “Remember that the win is not how many people show up for Easter—it’s how many people come back. Shoot for 75% of your Easter crowd.” Recently ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 24 March 2014 / Church Growth
Tags: Rick Warren, big attendance, Easter, Mother's Day, Jesus, resurrection, Saddleback Church, Christmas Eve, evangelism, tool, morale, volunteers, prospect list, community, interest
Easter is coming! And it will be one of the most well-attended Sundays for churches this year. Wise church leaders will take advantage of the opportunity to present the simple but profoundly hopeful message ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 / Growth
Tags: Bob Rhoden, Four Faces of a Leader, Holy Spirit, Simeon, Richmond, Virginia, leaders, miracles, connection, Easter, community, demonic bondage
When the Holy Spirit chose to kick off a bold new outreach from the Antioch church (Acts 13:1-3), what voice box did He use? I’m inclined to believe it was either Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 28 February 2014 / Evangelism
Tags: Hal Seed, Chreasters, Easter, Christmas, regulars, church, concentrated prayer, New Song, confident invitation, Christ, immediate follow up, free book
... are able to look around the crowd and find the “people like me” pretty quickly. “People like me” is key to assimilating newcomers. Once you get to 200 or more, the number of names and faces is large enough ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 06 February 2014 / Worship
Tags: Church, choirs, Don Chapman, irrelevant, churchgoer, boring, outdated music, rehearsal, volunteers, busy, vibrant praise choirs, modern worship leader, Christmas, Easter, money, assistant
“I hate choirs!” So said a friend of mine recently at lunch as we discussed ministry matters. He’s your typical, middle-aged churchgoer with a wife and three kids. I could understand “dislike,” but “hate?” ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 20 December 2013 / Relationships
Tags: Rick Warren, Christmas, Easter, guests, grace, evangelistic mandate, love, seek, shepherd, wise men, distracted, Herod, Jesus, spiritual family
If the two times of the year that guests typically show up for a weekend church service are Easter and Christmas, then we have an evangelistic mandate to make the most of the opportunity to welcome them, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 05 April 2013 / Vision
Tags: Dan Reiland, Easter, gas, pedal, church, evangelism, converts, worship, guests, staff, gratitude
Nearly all pastors and ministry staff, volunteer leaders too, lean a little more toward evangelism or discipleship (one or the other) in their personal bent and wiring. According to Matthew 28:19-20 they ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Kim Martinez, post-Easter, recovery, quiet time, rest, congregation, silence, staff, attitude
Easter is often the most difficult week of the year for pastors. Not only do we have the stress of our congregation, but weird things seem to happen during that week. Family stress goes up, financial stresses ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 29 March 2013 / Community
Tags: Rick Warren, Easter, Visitors, Write, Email, Communicate, Personal, Warm, Sermon, Connected
For many people in your community, Easter is the only day of the year they’ll show up at church. It’s a great opportunity to reach out to those who don’t think about church the other 364 days of the year. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 06 April 2010 / Main
Tags: advertising,church attendance,easter,egg hunt,helicopter,pastor matt woodfill,the woodlands christian center
Pastor Matt Woodfill ascended in a helicopter to rain down 5,000 candy-filled eggs on his congregation this past Easter. Part of an event designed to drive attendance to The Woodlands Christian ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 / Main
Tags: awareness,barefoot,barefoot sunday,bernice king,church members,easter,martin luther king iii,martin luther king jr. day
On April 4, Easter morning, while many church members are dressing up in their Sunday best, nearly 5,000 pastors from different denominations across the country will be attending church shoeless ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 16 March 2010 / Main
Tags: americans,barna group,churchgoers,david kinnaman,easter,holiday,religious,resurrection,unchurched
Less than one-third of active churchgoers said they definitely plan on bringing an unchurched friend to an Easter service this year, according to a new study from the Barna Group. However, most ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 02 February 2010 / Main
Tags: crystal cathedral,glory of easter,leadership,robert h. schuller,sacrifice,spirit,success
QUOTE: "God doesn't promise success, and we must remember that there is no success without sacrifice. There will be complaints and criticisms. You must not let that infect your spirit. … It's tough ... [ +++ ]
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