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

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


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?

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Greg Baird
Founder of Children's Ministry Leader & Vice President of Global Resources at David C Cook
The most important thing to know about me is that I am blessed beyond measure to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to have married way over my head to my wife, Michele, and that I have two incredible grown sons named Taylor and Garret.

I serve as the Vice President of Global Resources in the Global Mission department at David C. Cook.

I love what I do as it is the outflow of 25 years of ministry experience as Children’s, Family & Administrative Pastor, consultant, trainer, speaker and short-term missions leader.

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