Easter Monday... you made it! The resurrection unfolds into a season of new life. What does it hold for you? Encouraging words from the Center for the Ministry of Teaching.
Inviting your guests to what is coming up next at your church is an important part of welcoming and evangelism. Easter affords an opportunity to welcome large numbers of new faces to the Next Big Thing with your congregation.
An Easter sunrise breakfast is one way families can transmit Christian belief in ways that are authentic to their household.
Enjoy your chocolate Easter eggs! Eggs are a perfect Easter symbol. Eggs are symbols of new life, just as Christians find new life in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter.
When to teach Easter is a fundamental question for churches who see high attendance numbers on Easter Sunday but do not offer formational time on the Feast Day.
"A fun tradition is to make them during Holy Week. You can then hide the butterfly chrysalises, to be revealed on Easter Sunday." Butterflies and The Resurrection One of the…
Two posts to help families and churches add Christian depth and teaching to Egg Hunts and Easter Baskets.
Tell the story of Jesus' death and resurrection with each flag-making step. Flags may be made on Palm Sunday, or earlier, and displayed Easter morning.
"However you choose to incorporate and channel the excitement of Easter morning, do it intentionally, with love and the full knowledge that death has been defeated." Easter Joy…
Does your church have many visitors and guests on Easter? Carolyn Chilton shares 9 ways to show Christian hospitality, including children.
Jerusalem Greer shows items with connections to Easter, and scripture, to fill a basket that is truly about Easter. Strengthen children's faith.
Make durable Easter butterflies that are fun for all ages, decorate the church garden, and symbolize the resurrection of Jesus.
This Easter season, my faith has been changed. And it’s a result of what I gave up for Lent, which would be exactly nothing. Is it a result of what I took on for Lent? Yes, but the answer may surprise you. What I took on for Lent was indulgence. Shocking. Scandalous. Unintentional. But it truly changed me. After all, isn’t that what Lent is supposed to do?
At Building Faith, we are ever mindful of the church calendar. It is through these seasons that we "live and move and have our being." The season of Easter (Eastertide) lasts 50 days! For most of us, however, the charm seems to wear off after about 3 weeks. There are some practical ways for reversing this trend. For example, a 50 Days Activity list from St. Chrysostom's in Manchester, UK. Below, Elizabeth Ring offers her suggestions for living into the Easter season!
Our Christian faith is rich in symbolism, both ancient and modern. Easter, after our period of study and repentance, offers us every opportunity to share the Love of God in Jesus Christ and to share our joy that He is risen indeed! *Chocolate bunnies, meanwhile, don't have much to teach us about Christianity. They are good to eat, and always the first to go from my Easter basket, starting with the ears!
Like many churches, we have a tradition of an Easter egg hunt for children. It's one of those things that we just always do, though no one knows when it started. Also like most churches, our attendance doubles on Easter morning, and we have many folks joining us for the first time, but for some reason we cancel Sunday School, and all we show visitors about our church is an egg hunt, which does nothing to tell the Christian story. So last year some of us started wondering aloud about how to send a better message on Easter.
How to download, make, and use a resurrection set to teach children about Good Friday and Easter.
A reporter for the Jerusalem Journal, a distant cousin of Mary Magdalene, sat down with Mary Magdalene, privately, in a interview that lasted about an hour. This is the unofficial version of that interview, which up to this time, has never been published.
Easter is O-V-E-R, and now we are in to school testing, spring vacations, recitals, end of the year concerts, playoff games, exams, preparation for VBS, and some are already getting ready for camp. Wait. I want to celebrate the fifty days of Easter.
Sharing the Easter story with young people is a great joy. These books, with text and images, tell the death and resurrection of Jesus in appropriate ways.