Easter is one of the easiest times of the year to invite a friend to church. Because Easter is still widely thought of as a religious holiday, it’s one time of year when talking about Jesus is a natural thing to do.

Some people know the history behind Easter, but in our increasing multicultural society, many are unaware of the details. Those new to Western countries are especially hungry to understand this tradition; many are open to having discussions about faith. Don’t miss this opportunity to talk with them about God.

Here are ten ways to share your faith this Easter

1. Invite someone to dinner. You’re probably already cooking a feast, so make room for one or two more. Many seniors, foreign students, or recent immigrants would love a chance to visit.

2. Make the prayer count at dinner. Don’t be preachy or flippant; just give heartfelt thanks to Jesus.

3. Mention your Easter plans during small talk at work. Try to share what the holiday means to you.

4. Participate in a small group outreach: Throw a potluck dinner and invite neighbours; volunteer at a soup kitchen; put together an Easter hamper for a family in need.

5. Plan a neighborhood-wide Easter egg hunt and be intentional about building relationships with the participants. This can also be a great time to share a child-friendly version of the Easter story for those who want to hear it.

6. Demonstrate forgiveness. Jesus has forgiven us of so much. In this Easter season, forgive someone else and let them know you have.

7. Try one of these conversation starters: “Did you know Easter is really a love story?”, “Did you celebrate Easter growing up?”, “Easter is really unfair!” (When they ask why, tell them about God’s amazing grace and about how we deserved judgment but received mercy.)

8. Give someone a book or movie to spark spiritual curiosity. Plan a follow-up conversation over coffee.

9. Share the Gospel. Ask God to give you a clear opportunity to share Christ, and then do it.

10. Invite a friend to come to church with you. Then invite them to lunch to find out what they thought of it.

updated August 2019