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Easter is over.
Breathe in. Breathe out.
You made it.
The single biggest Sunday of the year is over. All of those long meetings, extra hours, and sleepless nights paid off. People heard about Jesus in your church on Sunday. Well done.
Hours - Amazing - Churches - Hours - Things
We could talk for hours about all of the amazing that happened in your churches. And we could probably talk for hours about all of the funny things that happened, too.
That’s another conversation for another day. For now, though, we must pause and ask this question:
The biggest Sunday of the year is over. What next? Sure, you may be tempted to immerse yourself in Mother’s Day planning, VBS designs, or student camp prep. All of those are good things, but let’s hold off.
Thing - Thing - Words - Minutes - Work
Before racing to the next thing, you need to review the last thing. In other words, take a few minutes to reflect on all of the work you did. You invested a ton into your weekend experience. Why not take time to discover what you can (and should) learn for all of your hard work?
If you don’t know where to start in that process, you are in the right place. Here are five things you should consider when recapping Easter weekend:
Look - Numbers
Take an honest look at the numbers.
Many churches think their enormous bump in attendance is all new people. Maybe, but more than likely that’s not the case. Some research indicates about 1/3 of churchgoers go just once or twice a month. What does that mean? Everyone who normally comes to your church with any frequency shows up on Easter Sunday. Yes, you have new folks. But many of those people are folks who attend at some point throughout the year.
Thank those who worked so hard.
Especially volunteers. Remember: your volunteers don’t get to take off Monday because they spent so...
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