5 Ways To Prepare For Easter In Your Children’s Ministry

Holidays //

Easter is approaching…fast! I hope you’ve already begun planning for it in your ministry.

Easter weekend can be a wonderful time in the world of Children’s Ministry!  But it can also be a nightmare for the Children’s Ministry leader.  It’s typically one of the highest attended weekends of the year.  Lots of visitors.  High expectations.

So what’s a Children’s Ministry Leader to do to make it successful?  Here’s a few things I’ve learned over the years:

5 Ways To Prepare For Easter In Your Children’s Ministry

Plan far in advance.

I’ve seen some folks on twitter this week asking for Easter ideas…that’s a little late!

Communicate & Delegate.

Children’s Ministry should never be a one-person show.  Communicate the plan (you really can’t over-communicate), equip your people, and delegate responsibilities.  If you’ve equipped people to lead, trust them to lead.

Put your best foot forward.

The old saying “You only get one chance to make a good first impression” is true. Easter is often the first (and many times the only) opportunity you will have at making a positive impression – maximize it!

Keep the main thing the main thing.

Amidst all of our creativity, we can sometimes lose the message of Easter. Make sure that the Gospel message is clear and concise, and that there is opportunity for response. The Gospel is for kids, too, and this may be the first time they’ve heard it.


Easter is for you, too.  I encourage leaders that one of the reasons to do things right the rest of the week is so you can take the opportunity to worship on Sunday.  Easter, of all weekends, should afford you the opportunity. Take it…and celebrate the meaning of Easter.

What do you do to prepare for Easter in your ministry?





About the Author

Greg is a children’s ministry veteran of over 25 years who blogs at ChildrensMinistryLeader.com. He now serves Senior Director of Leadership Development at David C Cook, developing and delivering ministry training around the world. He’s a sports nut who married way over his head to Michele, and is kept on his toes by two teenage boys, Taylor and Garret. Website: http://ChildrensMinistryLeader.com; http://Twitter.com/ChildMinLeader; http://Facebook/com/ChildrensMinistryLeader