EASTER IN FIVE LETTERS
Let's make this Easter all about Jesus.
All about the rugged cross and the empty tomb.
All about the hope that endures and the love that never fails.
Many families in your community are hungry and are searching.
They don’t need more candy and fun. They need the Gospel and a fresh experience of God’s love.
And that’s what Easter in Five Letters is all about.
If your church is tired of celebrating Easter with egg hunts and candy.
If you want your families to experience something richer, and more in line with the gospel message.
If you are longing for a simple and slow Easter celebration that displays the heart of Jesus, remembers His sacrifice, and gives children hope in the resurrection.
If you want to see parents and children encounter God together through a shared sacred experience.
If you're excited for parents to be active participants and not passive onlookers.
Easter in Five Letters family experience is for you.
In preparing for this event, we wanted to go back to the simple, prayerful, and holy.
We wanted to give children's pastors the opportunity to offer a hands-on, multisensory experience to families.
An invitation to step into the shoes of the people that were there, to walk in the steps of Jesus as He went to the cross, and to immerse themselves in what it might have been like to be a part of those significant events.
Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King
Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet as a Humble Servant
Jesus Prays in the Garden as a Man of Sorrows
Jesus Dies as the Perfect Sacrifice
Jesus Beats Death as a Conquering Champion
Everything you need to plan this 2-hour outreach event is in one convenient Event Guide. It’s packed with step-by-step instructions, copy & paste communication pieces, and helpful web-links to make it easy for you to create an immersive Easter experience for the families in your church and community.
Click on the pages to look inside!
This beautiful booklet is an essential part of the Easter in Five Letters family event.
It provides step-by-step instructions for families to complete the Easter experience.
A ready-to-print PDF version of this guide is included in the Event Kit. Churches can also purchase professionally printed booklets.
This is a set of six premium-quality postcards ( 7" x 5") that invite families to accompany Jesus in His last days and hours before the cross. Each postcard features a beautiful artwork on the front and an engaging faith-nurturing activity on the back.
Originally this set was designed to support the church event and serve as its extension, but it can also be used as a stand-alone resource.
Here are just seven reasons why you’ll love this event:
It’s all about Jesus — from start to finish.
It’s hands-on and multisensory — no one will be bored.
It’s a shared experience between parents and children — growing in their faith together.
It’s versatile and flexible — you can host the entire event in 2 hours one day or you can spread it out between five Wednesday nights.
It doesn’t depend on the weather totally taking out the stress of not knowing whether it will happen or not.
It doesn’t require a bus load of volunteers and a truck load of money. You can make it simple or elaborate.
It empowers parents and gives them confidence for shaping their children’s faith.
Five ideas for your Easter in Five Letters event:
Make it not just a Family Event but Intergenerational Event inviting people of all ages to participate. Maundy Thursday or Good Friday might be perfect for that.
Don't offer just a 1-day event, spread it out between five midweek services. One station per service with people taking home only one card from the Faith-at-Home Set.
If you have a large homeschooling community, consider offering Morning and Evening events to make it easy for families that homeschool to attend.
This one is on a "crazy" side, but maybe someone could pull it off. Host it in a "progressive dinner" style where one church in the community sponsors one interactive station and families hop from place to place to complete their Easter journey. (I see you shaking your head. OK, moving on.)
Finish this event with a bang. Example: ice cream truck or butterfly release.