On Easter our church will not be able to gather in-person as we usually do. This is most unfortunate because COVID-19 has many people looking for hope and an understanding of what life is really all about. This, more than ever, is the time for the church to rise up and proclaim the message of the resurrection. But how can we do this when our normal is disrupted?
We believe that not being able to meet is an amazing opportunity – an opportunity for us to share the gospel in ways and to more people than we normally do when we’ve focused our Easter celebrations within the walls of our church.
We help prepare you to share your testimony, then, on the week leading up to Easter, we all post our sixty-second videos on social media with the hashtag #BecauseOfJesus. People all over our area, stuck at home and scrolling on their phones, would see a flood of real stories about how the resurrected Jesus brings purpose and meaning and hope. One click on the hashtag and they could see hundreds of people — just like them —talking about how Jesus changed their lives!
Think about the impact.
Rather than each of us inviting one person to an Easter service, we could each proclaim the gospel to hundreds of non-Christian friends and co-workers. It could be the most evangelistic day in the history of Blue Springs Christian Church. And the best part is that every one of us are the ones proclaiming the gospel.
What’s Your Story?
We’ve all heard the gospel called good news. But another way to translate that term is “the good story.”
Every one of us has a unique story to tell. One no one else can tell. Yet the hero in all those stories is the same — Jesus!
CLICK HERE for help with creating your good story!
Post April 6-12
Then post your story on social media any time April 6-12 with the #BecauseOfJesus hashtag and @BlueSpringsChristianChurch, and our Easter event page so they can have all the info on how to join us for Easter services online.
Here are some best practices for shooting yourself on your phone.
- Simple, clean backdrops are ideal – Avoid distracting backgrounds or crowed spaces.
- In natural light – Avoid back lighting. The main source of light should be facing you, not behind you.
- In artificial light – Avoid standing directly below an overhead light or anything else that creates hard shadows. Consider using a stand lamp several feet away for good indirect light.
- Shoot eye level – Shooting from above or below will make you seem diminished or imposing. Eye level communicates accessibility.
- Clean your camera – Make sure the lens of your selfie camera is clean before shooting.