3 Dangers the Day After Easter

3) Party but no Action

The final danger in my list is celebrating the success of Easter but with essentially little or no follow-through. Having a post-Easter “party” with few key leaders is great. Maybe enjoy a fun lunch together and tell a few favorite stories from yesterday. But you might be surprised by how many churches have no real written plan for guest follow-up. You may also be surprised by how many of those churches have no working plan for how they will follow up, connect with and train new Christians.

How about you? Are you ready? What’s your plan? Who will follow-up with all your Easter guests? How will they do it? Who will connect with and teach your new Christians the basics of their faith and Christianity?

If you are a solo pastor in a small church, ask two to three people to help you. I’ll bet they’ll say yes!


My hope is that you are encouraged and inspired to keep digging in and never take your eyes off the mission.

If you are discouraged, please remember how much God loves you, that He is with you and cherishes His church! What you are doing matters!  

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Dan Reiland
Dr. Dan Reiland serves as Executive Pastor at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He previously partnered with John Maxwell for 20 years, first as Executive Pastor at Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, then as Vice President of Leadership and Church Development at INJOY. He and Dr. Maxwell still enjoy partnering on a number of church related projects together.