Four Hints for Your Life Groups on Easter
Are you ready for Easter? We are getting ready for a big day at our church and it's not without accident. We want to have a great day not just in our worship service but also in our Life Groups. The challenge is figuring out what we do to have a great Easter. Let me give you four simple hints for how to have a great Easter:
- Share the gospel. Often we wait until everyone gets in the "big room" before they hear the gospel. Yet our Life Group material and all our attention should be on this day about sharing that Jesus is alive. So when we are preparing for that week, make a part of your teaching a clear, concise presentation of the gospel. Also allow an opportunity for people to respond even in your Groups. You can easily lead people in a small group to either ask for a response or make yourself available for questions afterwards.
- Invite- Easter provides the greatest opportunity to invite people to church than any other time of the year. People are more receptive to invitations and so our groups need to diligent about inviting people. In your group make a FRAN list and pray for people this week specifically that you would like to have in your group on Easter. Canvas your neighborhood, make simple invitations, use Facebook to invite as much as possible. Whatever it is get the word out!
- Minister- Easter is a time when CEOs will show up. It's a great time to look at your rolls and focus on those people that haven't been there in a while. Don't shame them into coming. Instead allow Easter to be a springboard for new commitment. It can also be a time to introduce people to new activities and opportunities for growth.
- Fellowship- The final focus is for our groups to be focused on building community. This can be through eating, coffee, and just allowing time for people to talk. People are desperate for community. If they don't find it at church they are going to find it somewhere. Make every opportunity to go all out on this day and leave a great impression with people.
These are four hints that if you focus on them in your Life Groups you will truly make a lasting impact. The front door of the church is going to be wide open on this day. The backdoor will be closed by how much we effectively teach, reach, minister, and build community in our groups.
Check out more ways to effectively teach, reach, minister, and fellowship in your Groups by viewing other blog posts.