Easter is the most important day on the church calendar. Not only is it the day Jesus won the victory over death; it’s the day more people become Christians than any other day. I want to take full advantage of this once-a-year opportunity. So every year at this time, New Song begins what we call our […]
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How to Swipe Sermons and Keep your Integrity
How do you feel about borrowing other pastors’ sermons? Years ago, somebody thought of combining the ingredients of a cake into one simple box. Since then, all you have to do is pour the contents into a bowl, add an egg, maybe some butter, stir, and bake. It’s faster, easier, and usually better than starting […]
5 Keys to an Easter that Makes your Church Better
The Easter Ramp Up is filling up your to-do list this time of year, but do you ever wonder if it’s worth it? Sometimes I do. I wonder if all the Easter plans are worth the effort. Easter is a great weekend, but is anything different the next week? Could we put all that […]
Impress your Easter Guests with this Free Gift
You want to make the most of Easter this year, but your to-do list looms large. And you want to do what’s most important. What can you do that will make a big impression on your Easter guests and have a spiritual impact on them after they go home? Give your Easter guests a copy of The God Questions Gift Edition. Here’s […]
What if God doesn’t Show Up on Easter?
The days leading to Easter bring me a mix of excitement, hope, and nerves. How about you? Easter is coming. You’re trying new things. Working to attract people to your church. There are a lot of moving pieces. Easter can cause pastoral anxiety like a groom waiting for his wedding. After all, Easter is the […]
Preach to Reach All 4 Kinds of Easter Guests
Pastors know that Easter is the most important day on our calendar. Not only did Jesus’ resurrection change eternity, but more lives can be reached and changed on Easter than any other day of the year. If you’ve done your inviting well, your Easter service will be filled with four types of people. Each of […]
Attendance will be Down the Week after Easter – and 4 Things to Do About It
For those of us who lead local churches, Easter is our Super Bowl. There’s hope. And there’s a letdown. Because no matter how high your Easter attendance, the week after Easter will be one of your lowest attended Sundays of the year. What can you do about this?
A Personal Prayer Exercise for Pastors at Easter
I went to the Southern California Pastors’ Prayer Breakfast at Saddleback Church on Monday morning. Rick Warren has been hosting this prayer breakfast every Easter Week since 1990. Imagine the Saddleback Church auditorium filled with pastors from all over Southern California praying together. Heads bowed for Easter prayer. Would you like to join us? Here is a […]