Writing became one of the most precious gifts to me at 8 years-old. To this day, it is my chosen mode of communicating.
Easter is coming.
More than likely, you’re already feeling the pressure of that week. You might have a million services you’ll have to be at, or maybe your senior pastor has asked the youth ministry to do a drama during the sunrise service and then serve a breakfast afterwards. Regardless of our unique settings, Easter is a big deal, and rightfully so because we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. It makes perfect sense as to why we have an “all hands on deck” mentality in the weeks leading up to Easter and the week of Easter.
Because Easter Sunday is one of the highest attended Sundays of the year, the ask of volunteers and leaders in our churches gets upped a couple notches. We want people who are walking into our churches for the first time to feel welcomed, to be able to find the children’s wing, to find information, or to find the bathroom. There’s tons of strategies we could talk about, like placing a volunteer every 5 feet to make sure no one falls through the cracks, but maybe one “strategy” we’re missing out on isn’t a strategy but a group of people instead.
What if we as ministry leaders took the week of Easter as an opportunity to engage and equip our students to serve in the church? What if we encouraged them to play a role in making Easter Sunday one of the best Sundays yet? Here’s some ways we can engage, equip, and encourage our students to serve in our churches this Easter: