With Easter soon upon us, church leaders around the country are busy preparing their communities for the most important festival in the Christian calendar. But the question is ‘how do you plan for Easter?’ How can a church community participate in the Christ story in a way that honours its own tradition and culture, yet draws on the wisdom of thousands of years of Christian practice?
At the beginning of this month, Laidlaw College, an evangelical tertiary institution based in West Auckland, hosted a workshop entitled Awakening the Easter Imagination, inviting church leaders from a range of denominations to come and discuss such questions and to gather ideas.
Spiritual Outlook producer Lisa Thompson went along to hear how different ministries are preparing to lead their congregations into the Easter story.
Laidlaw College lecturer Graeme Flett welcoming church leaders to the Awakening the Easter Imagination workshop.
Church leaders discussing how they prepare their congregations for Easter.