Many people come through the front doors of our churches during Easter—and many people get saved. But, as you already know, not all of the people who come during Easter return the following week. And not everyone who gets saved during Easter services grows spiritually either.
So how do we make sure the people who attend our Easter services return, become active in our churches, and get involved in ministry?
Keeping the fruit of your ministry is as important as winning the fruit in the first place.
What did the early Church do after big evangelistic harvests?
- They preached the Gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said in Acts 14:21-22 (NIV).
- Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the believers. After spending some time there, they were sent off by the believers with the blessing of peace to return to those who had sent them. But…