Easter is just around the corner, but what can you do to make your Easter church event memorable? Here are some tips from the pros!
The clock is ticking, and Easter, one of the most awaited Christian holidays of the year, draws closer every second. If you’re planning an Easter church event, you better start preparing now. After all, you want to make something remarkable out of it and to make it a truly memorable experience for your guests. Of course, it’s easier said than done but not impossible. Here are some ideas to inspire you and make your Easter church event stand out!
Host a drive-in Easter church event
The world is still struggling to crawl out from the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many countries aren’t on lockdown anymore, people are still scared to go to gatherings. In such a state of fear, you can’t expect many people to attend your Easter church event, no matter how awesome it is. So, what can you do about it?
Have you heard of a drive-in cinema? People park at a spot and watch the movie from their car. Why not use that idea for Easter this year if you think no one would show up? A drive-in Easter church event has never been done before, and most importantly, it’s a safe way for your guests to spread joy this Easter.
Have the right activities
However, if people will be in their cars throughout the event, you’ll need to host activities appropriate for social distancing. You can’t have the same old activities as those in a regular Easter event. For instance, you could have an on-stage play relevant to the theme, which will surely hook your audience!
Do you know what else would be cool? Hiring a band with an entire orchestra that plays a sequence of songs like “Good God Almighty” by Crowder, “My Jesus” by Anne Wilson, and “Still I Rise” by Yolanda Adams. If that will be too heavy on your wallet, you could play the music on speakers. Apart from that, you can introduce a community prayer box – it’s a step up from having a prayer in a congregation to having the entire community on board!
Give back to the community
If live theater doesn’t impress your guests, a donation drive certainly will! People are often drawn to charities, and what better time to have a donation drive than your Easter church event? Remember, the donation drive isn’t to bring people to your event but to give back to your community, which is such a noble thing to do that it automatically draws people in.
You could also take it up a level by giving out free meals and clothes for the homeless or hosting a blood drive for those who are sick. Of course, you would need to pair up with social organizations and hospitals to pull it off. It sure is plenty of work, but it will make you and your guests feel fulfilled at the end of the day.
Have great food for your guests
What’s an Easter event without great food and beverages for your guests? Consider partnering with a local restaurant and have delicious cupcakes made for your guests. If you want to go the extra mile on food, having some kebabs and roasted chicken is the best way to tantalize your guests’ tastebuds and capture their hearts!
Try pairing up with a local food truck that provides delicious snacks, treats, and main courses for your audience. It’s best to keep a variety of food options on the menu since you don’t know what your customers will prefer having.
Use social media to spread the news.
Now that you have made all the preparations for your event, it’s time to spread the news. What better way to reach out to people in and outside your community than social media? All you need is a few clicks, and the word will be out!
Undoubtedly, social media is a powerful tool to reach out to your community, but you should know how to use it properly. Running a paid social media campaign won’t be necessary, but you must know the right social media platforms to use. Facebook and Instagram are the best platforms because they are the most popular and are suitable for promoting a non-business casual Easter gathering.
You might think that all you need to do is post on social media, and the rest will fall into place automatically. That’s hardly the case – you need to make your posts out-of-the-box immediately to grab the audience’s attention immediately. Consider using these easter flyer templates, and if possible, have them printed out outside the church.
A final piece of advice
Remember that showcasing what your event will be about beforehand is as crucial as the event itself. People should know what they can expect at your Easter event. So, don’t leave out any grey areas and tell them exactly how long the event will last and what activities you will be hosting.
If you don’t have a large social media following, you could send e-invites via email to the people you know and ask them to share the word with their friends and family. If you’re lucky, the invites will snowball, and before you know it, you’ll have people coming in droves at your Easter church event!