The Time to Start Your Easter Planning is NOW

urlIt’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking there’s a lot of time between today and Easter, now that it’s in April this year.

But I’m raising the flag to tell you that NOW is time to start planning!

Here are some tips to help you start preparing to double on Easter:

  • Start praying for your Easter service now. Don’t wait til April. Pray for your church to grow and for people to invite their friends.
  • Start developing your Big Day plan now. What is your plan for mobilizing your people to pray and invite their friends? What is your message focus going to be?
  • Start thinking now about your direct mail plan. It takes longer to ramp up a mailing campaign – getting your printer lined up, postal code, etc. If you work with a printer like Liberty Press, start contacting them now.
  • Start raising date awareness among your people. Talk it up among your staff, key volunteers and entire congregation.

Finally, make it a goal by God’s grace for your church to double on Easter.

Your partner in ministry,


P.S. –  Click here to learn more about how to double on Easter with my new resource The Maximizing Easter Seminar.


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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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