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Easter planning “show and tell”

Easter is right around the corner. What have you planned at your church?

Here’s something cool we’re doing online at The Chapel to support Easter services.

ChapelEaster.org

Visit: http://ChapelEaster.org

We’ve created this site to support everything Easter at The Chapel. The design is derived from the look of our Easter branding.

Service Times

Since we have five campuses, I thought it was very important to place all times and locations, with directions, across the top. This is what most folks want to know, and I don’t want to make them hunt for it.

Interaction

Not only are we talking about doubt this Easter, we also wanted to provide a place folks can share and read other people’s doubts — ultimately generating excitement and interest around Easter. We ask the question, “What does your doubt look like?”

Instead of re-inventing the wheel, we asked Eric Murrell to re-purpose the code from his confession series website for our Easter site. He did a great job, and we’re all big fans of jQuery Cycle.

People are really using it, too. It’s very compelling.

Volunteer

We created a signup form through our account at Formspring for Easter service volunteer opportunities.

Viral

We want folks to get the word out about Easter at The Chapel, of course, so we set up three tools to help people get the word out to their friends and family about ChapelEaster.org and eventually Easter services.

  1. Twitter
  2. Facebook
  3. Email-A-Friend

What is your church doing?

Share your comments below

We’d love to hear what you’re doing. Please post in the comments section. It would be nice to compile all of these and have them handy next year for churches to reference.

#planningeaster

There’s also a whole community of folks who are sharing their easter planning ideas with each other through http://www.PlanningEaster.com. Check it out. It’s a great resource.

There are two ways you can share:

  1. Click the “Share” tab on planningeaster.com.
  2. Use the hashtag #planningeaster on Twitter.
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  1. Duncan (Reply) on March 16th, 2010

    Hey man, this year we are going a little old school, we are giving away yard signs to promote easter at church. Kinda like the little ones you stick in for an election, but with all the details for coming to church.

    As you drive around the neighborhoods here you see them everywhere. It might be a little old school, but it certainly works, you can see the graphic for it at our website (slot 2) churchofcelebration.com


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