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Church Gives Away iPad, Other Electronics in Easter Egg Hunt

The Christian Post reported on a relatively new congregation who is hosting a stadium-sized Easter egg hunt this week, complete with prizes like an iPad, an XBox 360 and other electronics. Element Church in North Carolina will hold an Easter worship service, after which the church will drop more than 12,000 eggs from a helicopter at the local high school athletic stadium, four of which will be specially marked as good for one of the technology prizes. The pastor of the church, Skipper Allen, said the idea was to reach people who are far from God and invite them into their Easter celebration.

Another local church pastor, Titus L. Hopper of Faith Harvest Church of Shelby, said that Easter giveaways are a good idea as long as they’re “done with the right motives, is free of manipulation and once the people get there they are showered with the love of Christ.” And Reverend Charlie Wallace of David Baptist Church in King’s Mountain said he “didn’t see anything sinful” about Easter giveaways, but “pastorally speaking you must be willing to deal with the consequences of such people coming for that reason.”

What do you think of the idea of giveaways to entice the community to attend your Easter services? Give your thoughts in the Comment section below.

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Toni Ridgaway is a content editor for the Outreach Web Network, including churchleaders.com and SermonCentral.com.