Easter is a huge celebration for the Church, but as we all know, Easter looks a lot different this year. In light of COVID-19, we’re all experiencing quite a bit of tension planning Easter and figuring out how to make the best of this situation we’re facing. In this episode, the Orange Kids and Orange Students teams talk about an exciting new resource to help the families in your church have an Easter that’s accessible to everyone.
This extra episode is all about a digital Easter experience, not just for kids ministry and not just for your student ministry, but for your entire family ministry.
Easter is this unique situation where we want to create, as churches and as ministries, these family gathering experiences that are a little bit different than what it looks like on a week-to-week basis.
Our Easter experience that we’ve been working on, it’s an experience that’s big enough for the whole family to participate in, it’s designed to be simple and accessible to families with kids of all ages, whether it’s preschool or high school.
We’ve got to figure out a different resource, a different solution for what this looks like for families who are going to be celebrating Easter as a family in their living room or on their couch.
I realized when we were sitting in a room arguing about what made sense for everybody, then that’s the reality families sit with all the time.
Peeps have the potential to unite everyone from preschool all the way up to high school.
This is a tension that families feel, but was a great exercise because this is the tension that I think childrens ministries and student ministries face all the time.
It’s an experience designed around doing some competition because competition translates no matter what age you are.
It is one link to one video, that’s all they have to do is be able to pause throughout to have conversation.
We’re also going to break up the video components we’ve talked about here so that you can customize the experience for your church and add your own videos and/or images.
Regardless of where you are, what your resources are, even if your church is a small church, big church, this is something that’s accessible for any of those environments.
Mike explains how and when to access Easter Jam.
In fact, maybe more than ever before, what adult church is doing via livestream has the potential to reach more people than ever.
A lot of our churches right now are struggling with how to help their congregations and all the people that come together every Sunday to still feel connected.
Recap and final thoughts.