How to Prepare Spiritually for Easter at Your Church

To experience all that God wants to do at your church this Easter, you and your fellow church leaders need to prepare spiritually for God to move in a powerful way.

With that in mind, here are four helpful steps as you Fast and Pray for Easter:

1- Begin now to communicate the importance of Easter Sunday to your people.

Use your internal communication tools (newsletters, emails, bulletins, etc.) to remind your church that Easter is coming on Sunday, April 24 and to share how they can be praying for the Big Day.

2- Schedule special prayer meetings to pray and prepare for Easter.

Invite your church to gather together and ask for God’s blessing and provision as you reach out to your community.

Make these meetings intentional and focused on praying for all the different aspects of making this the best Easter ever (promotion, personal invitations, worship planning, sermon preparation, openness in the community, etc.).

3- Educate your leadership about the value of biblical fasting.

Use this time of preparation to teach your leaders about the power of fasting for spiritual breakthrough.

Spend some time studying how fasting was used in scripture and showing people fasting really is.

4- Challenge every leader in your church to fast one day a week between now and Easter Sunday, April 24.

Involve leaders at every level of your church in the preparation process by challenging them to set aside one day of each week between now and Easter to fast and pray.

You’ll be amazed at what God does as your leadership team focuses on seeing His will done in your church this Easter!

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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 85 church growth resources and 17+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

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