Easter Effort: First Year Communicator

Easter Effort: First Year Communicator

April 3, 2015 by

Tom Lelyo is the director of youth and young adult outreach at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Sarasota, Fla.

What’s your favorite part about celebrating Easter at your church?

The opportunity for evangelism and people coming to church.

Share one cool way your church is spreading the word about Easter this year:

We recorded parishioner stories and are encouraging people to share their own stories as well.

We are using a hashtag and hope to grab some Easter photos from the community too.

We’ve been trying to fill our blog with valuable content: blog posts about why we do the traditions we do, posts about people/stories, etc. (e.g. holy week explained, blessing of the baskets, tips for inviting someone).

We changed our bulletin design/layout which normally reflects lists of events to more of a magazine/story-telling model.

How do you keep your focus on the joy of Easter amid the stress of looming deadlines and long hours?

This is the first year I’ve really been working hard on communications and stuff so I’ll let you know on the other side of Easter.

Super Sunday: Planning Easter for Your ChurchNeed More? 3 Easter Resources:

  1. Get more Easter ideas with our growing collection of articles, examples, and more.
  2. Check out our book, Super Sunday: Planning Easter for Your Church, for tips on how to plan, promote, and survive Easter.
  3. Go deeper for even more Easter resources and join our Courageous Storytellers Membership Site. You'll get access to downloadable resources including planners, guides, worksheets, graphics, and more.
Photo by Mars Hill Church Seattle.
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Tom Lelyo is the director of youth and young adult outreach at St. Thomas More Catholic Church and has a passion for church communication. He's been spending a lot of time in that part of church ministry, and he says this blog and the Church Marketing Podcast have been an amazing inspiration.
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One Response to “Easter Effort: First Year Communicator”

  • Natalia
    April 7, 2015

    I always love hearing what other churches are doing to better reach their congregation! The link for the “magazine/story telling-model” isn’t working. I’d love to see an example of the approach you’re taking to your bulletin.


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