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Ep 052: The Helicopter Egg Drop & Easter at NLC

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Easter is coming up soon (April 16) and planning ahead and thinking intentionally in advance are the keys to maximizing Easter. In this episode, we share tips we’ve learned to maximize the effectiveness of Easter at Next Level Church. We hope you learn from hearing some of what we do before, during, and after Easter to make it successful at NLC, including the incredible Helicopter Egg Drop that we hold across all of our location every year.

Guests On This Episode:

Reach Roman Archer, Executive Pastor, at roman.archer@nlc.tv or @archerra
Reach Daniel King, Operations Pastor, at
daniel.king@nlc.tv or @danielkinglive
Reach Sarah Bolduc, Kids Pastor, at
sarah.bolduc@nlc.tv
Reach Clint Ledford, Worship Pastor, at clint.ledford@nlc.tv

Mentioned In This Episode:

See last year’s Helicopter Egg Drop website at: http://www.2016eggdrop.com

Helicopter Egg Drop Planning & Marketing Documents: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vek2bye73a3c6wk/AAA14WXv7ekbtMZiUrfA8CdIa?dl=0

See some videos we use to promote and celebrate Easter and/or Egg Drops:

  1. Promo #1 https://vimeo.com/158909766

  2. Promo #2 https://vimeo.com/158909765

  3. Promo #3 https://vimeo.com/160606452

  4. Easter Celebration 2016 https://vimeo.com/162538487

  5. GoPro footage from inside one of the helicopters: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fgsuso7kf45sepr/AAAsRqSj9eH-adtU9iLkpQ_Aa?dl=0

“Family Info” Card Files: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mukbk2f9ep4ow75/AADR7aE61OLI32FKOKdO_NqTa?dl=0

“New Kids Treasure Box” Postcard Files:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0f3ul83mljo7e6x/AAAGYGS_fvHSaOe4mzrSl_CYa?dl=0

Here is a “$5 Starbucks gift card” slide you can use at your church if you want to try the idea that is shared in this episode: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fhegal59tmsuf1t/Starbucks_Giftcard.jpg?dl=0

 

5 Takeaways For Leaders:

  1. Make it big beforehand.

  2. Make it as good as advertised.

  3. Follow up well.

  4. Make the next episode just as good.

 

Quotes From This Episode:

“If you make it a big deal, then people will think it is a big deal.” - Daniel King

“We want to be an example of who Next Level Church is on Easter.” - Clint Ledford

“Do you, whatever that looks like for your church. Don’t try to be somebody else.” - Roman Archer

“We don’t want to get something from people, but to do something for them.” - Clint Ledford

“Every weekend is Super Bowl Weekend.” - Clint Ledford

“It is our job as leaders to cast the vision that we don’t do this for the crowds and we don’t let them dictate the anticipation we go into a weekend with.” - Roman Archer