Easter

Hey, Courageous Storytellers  –

OK, so it feels a little ridiculous to start talking about Easter so soon after Christmas. But it’s not ridiculous—because it’s practically right around the corner. 

But don’t you worry—we have your back with some helpful resources. If I were you, I’d start by downloading Super Sunday. It’s a super-fast read with lots of helpful, practical ideas. Then, eat a couple of peanut butter cup eggs (so much better than the Christmas trees) and get to work.

We’ll be here for you if you need us!

Kelley
Courageous Storytellers Director

P.S.: Don’t forget to check out our Easter social graphics. Head over to the Social Images page and use the dropdown menu to select “easter”.


Books

Super Sunday

Easter is the biggest Sunday of the year—is your church ready? Forget the ham or lamb debate, church communicators need to plan, promote and keep their sanity. With more than a dozen chapters addressing how to start planning earlier, engaging with the themes of Lent, bringing guests back after Easter and more, plus real Easter stories from churches, this is practical backup for church communicators.  Login or join to download this resource.

Webinars

Easter Production and Communication

Ben Stapley is creative pastor at Liquid Church. Mark MacDonald is the lead strategist at Be Known for Something and an instructor for The Intensive.



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Easter Communications Quick Tips

What one piece of advice or one idea would you give to church communicators preparing for Easter? Answers from Joe Porter, John Yeng, and Mark MacDonald in these quick videos.


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Easter Documents & Templates

Easter Branding

by: Chuck Scoggins

Download these three Illustrator files you can use for Easter branding at your church.

Easter Invite Card Templates

by: Courageous Storytellers Team

Login to download a zip file with two InDesign templates that you can customize to create printable Easter invitations for your church.

Website Evite Tool

by: Courageous Storytellers Team

Login to download a zip file containing several files to add to your website (plus instructions) to create a custom invite tool for your people to use to invite friends to church.

Easter Communications Planner

by: Courageous Storytellers Team

Login to download this PDF planner for your Easter Communications efforts.

50 Ideas for Promoting Easter Sunday

by: Robert Carnes

Login to download this PDF of 50 ideas to help you promote Easter Sunday at your church.

Biggest Sunday of The Year Prep Checklist

by: Karen Shay-Kubiak

Login to download a checklist to help you prepare for the biggest Sunday of the year.

Easter Outreach Church Comm Plan

by: Ally Siwajian

Login to download a 7-step communications plan for your egg drop, passion play, or other special easter outreach event.

Easter Guest Card - Word Version

by: Courageous Storytellers Team

Login to download a zip file containing a layout of an Easter Guest Card in MS Word for those who do not have access to Adobe InDesign.

Easter Guest Card 2

by: Courageous Storytellers Team

Login to download a zip file containing an alternate layout of the Easter Guest Card. Includes an InDesign file of a guest card for you to use at Easter and assets that you can switch out to suit your church’s needs.

Easter Guest Card

by: Courageous Storytellers Team

Login to download a zip file containing an InDesign layout of a guest card for you to use at Easter. Includes assets that you can switch out to suit your church’s needs.

Easter Is Not Your Super Bowl

by: Kelley Hartnett

Login to download an article by Kelley Hartnett that explains why churches shouldn’t view Easter as a Super Bowl type event.

This resources also includes a companion worksheet.

Easter Social Media Guide

by: David Clark

Login to download a PDF guide to help you with your Easter social media plan.