Is it hard to believe that Easter is this Sunday? Where did the time go? This is the Sunday that we will see people we have not seen since last year. That is our hope at least. This Sunday means we need to have our "A" game, and make sure our presentation is life changing or not?
It is easy to get caught up in all the hoopla that accompanies Easter Sunday. You know the "biggest opportunity to build your church". "Better get visitor packets to follow up those visitors." All these things are great, and very necessary. I want to see people come into the church and feel welcome. I want to know that people's lives were changed by the worship and the message, but shouldn't we be doing this the other 51 weeks?
Think about this. We should build up to Easter Sunday, and not just do these things on Easter Sunday. Our church right now is going through a Discovery process about our mission, our vision, our core values; etc. It would be ludicrous to think that we have all of our ducks in a row so that we could pull everything together in one week's time to hit a home run. Building a church that is "contagious" takes time. Here is some encouragement to Pastors or Leaders in a church that are in the same stage.
Be faithful to do what you can, and allow Jesus to be glorified. After all we have the greatest news ever. Jesus rose from the dead.