Easter is one of the most significant holidays that Christians celebrate. It is a day to remember Christ being raised to life. Because of the death and resurrection of God’s only begotten Son, those who believe in Him can have eternal life (John 3:16). The message of the gospel is greatly emphasized during Easter church services. Most churches want to share the good news with as many people as possible, and Easter is a great day to do so. That’s because it is commonly the most attended weekend service at churches. With so many visitors and less active church members attending, complete church management software (ChMS) can make engagement easier.
An all-in-one ChMS makes everything related to church administration simpler. Rather than having multiple software solutions with just as many logins and passwords, complete church management software ties all the systems together. It records and tracks member data, provides reports, and enhances communication. Online giving is simple for donors and is synced to member records. Plan out worship services and provide information to volunteers. Live streaming is linked directly to your church website and other platforms to get your message out.
A total church software system makes Easter planning and engagement uncomplicated. In this blog, we are going to look at ways that a complete ChMS can improve your Easter services.
Why Use Complete Church Management Software for Easter?
Aside from the obvious benefit of tracking attendance and all the new people that show up, you’ll want to engage Easter visitors, so they’ll return. You can reach more people and follow up with them. Send out communications thanking new attendees and inviting them to a membership class. We’ll get into more detail below, but online giving, worship planning, and live streaming are also essential for a successful Easter service. That’s why having these systems work together will really make a big difference this Easter.
With so many new and returning guests, Easter is the perfect time to emphasize the importance of generosity. Increase giving with digital giving options—including online, text-to-give, and mobile app options. Most churchgoers are going to have their phone handy on Easter Sunday! Make giving seamless by allowing them to give straight from their phone. Include an embeddable giving form on your church website. Provide the link to the form when people text your church’s giving phone number.
Online giving and ChMS will provide your finance team with valuable reports. All contributions are viewable from one system and can be managed in real-time. View trends and see who is donating when, where, and how. It also makes it super simple to follow up with people who donate on Easter and even send a little “thank you.”
Make Worship Planning Easy
Planning out the Easter worship service can get hectic because there is such an emphasis on “getting it right” for all the people that will be there. But with WorshipPlanning (which is included with Elexio!), you can plan your entire service with ease.
Update your worship flow and include specific details.
Specify details about your Easter service by dragging and dropping fields. Include pre-service elements, add a set list, and provide times for the service. Add notes for people to follow.
Schedule and communicate with volunteers.
You’ll probably want all hands on deck for Easter. That means inviting, scheduling, and coordinating your volunteers. From children’s ministry to worship ministry to the welcome team, plan out who will serve where. If you are having more than one Easter service, you can appoint volunteers for multiple services too.
Organize your worship set.
Along with developing your entire Easter service, WorshipPlanning also allows you the ability to organize your worship set. Add songs to your worship flow, transpose keys, and provide chord charts for your musicians and singers. Plus, all the essentials are there to help your worship team. Important info like key, tempo, and lyrics are all available.
Live Stream Your Easter Services
We’re all hoping (and praying) for this Easter to feel a little more familiar than the last two have been. And though most churches will be having in-person Easter services for the first time in two years, the majority will continue to live stream their Easter program as well. In fact, according to one survey, 93% of participants said that live streaming will be important to church life moving forward.
Integrating live streaming with your complete church management software makes it easy to stream from your church website and your social platforms. With attendance at its peak on Easter, you can reach even more people online. Post a link to your digital giving page and communicate with the online congregation through chat.
Utilize live streaming to connect with first-time viewers who might be watching online before attending in person. Engage with existing members who can’t attend the Easter service in person, whether due to illness, travel, or preference. Live streaming creates a unique way to interact with your online audience and builds a unique community for people.
Complete Church Management Software for Your Ministry
Smooth out the administrative processes before the busyness of the Easter season commences. Elexio makes it easier to maximize your church’s impact while simultaneously reducing administrative burden. Bundle our powerful services to create a complete church management system that will work for your ministry. Contact us today to get started!
Download the Easter Giving Toolkit for resources you will need to help encourage offerings before and after Easter. The toolkit includes a complete guide to online giving, an eBook on Text Giving, and much more!