Whether you agree with Easter Baskets or not, we must remember that when dealing with unchurched people, there is nothing wrong with using things they are familiar with to introduce them to Christ. We often say in Christendom that we will do anything short of sin to reach people for Christ.
I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 1 Corinthians 9:22b
Personally, I never gave my kids an Easter basket for Resurrection Sunday. I didn’t take them trick or treating, nor did we do Santa, but I will gladly connect with the lost where they are at. So, with that being said, I’ve got an idea starter that you can take or leave.
My women’s ministry outreach team did this one year, and it allowed us to make a connection. They simply got names of families that were on our benevolent list; one of our pastors is responsible for administering our benevolence fund, and he provided them with some viable prospects.
From that list, they reached out to the selected families to see if they would like complimentary Easter baskets for their kids. For the ones who said Yes, the team got busy putting together some extra nice baskets. They also arranged a time for the moms to come pick them up.
Not only did the team get to personally meet the moms, they gave them a tour of our church (to give them a comfort level of being in our building), and they invited them back for Easter Sunday service.
We continued to use this list to meet needs and send invites for future women’s events. Holidays are a great time to extend kindness and build relationships.
” And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” Hebrews 10:24
Dear Guest, When you subscribe here to my blog, you will receive these weekly features: (Click and check out the corresponding posts!)
Hey, Women’s Ministry Leaders/Directors/Team Members! Check out this MUST-FOLLOW Pinterest Board featuring bloggers who write about tips, strategies and ideas for Women’s Ministry! Be sure to follow it to stay on top of the latest posts!!!