Can you believe that Easter is only four and a half weeks away? Holy smokes. Crazy, isn't it? And as I'm sure is the case with many of you, we are well underway preparing and getting ready to host one of the greatest ministry opportunities of the year.
This year we are planning four services (we normally do 3) and a giant Easter Egg Drop - with the eggs being dropped from the air from a helicopter! This is our second year doing the helicopter drop and even though the weather was a bit frightening last year, it was a blast! The kids loved it.
We are also shooting out a direct mail piece that will hit over 30,000 homes in our area. We're proofing and finalizing the artwork TODAY. These direct mail pieces have been very successful over the last few years in drawing out first time guests. We generally target newer neighborhoods and subdivisions, since there seems to be a higher concentration of people who are new to the area and looking for a church. And even though the majority of our growth happens via word of mouth, direct mail has proven to be a great piece in introducing people to The Orchard.
I'll share more details on the series we're launching later. Can't wait!
So what about you? Those of you in church ministry.... What is YOUR church doing to prepare for Easter? I'd LOVE to hear YOUR ideas! Comment away!