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Share the Easter story digitally

It’s Holy Week and Easter is just around the corner. This is one of the best times of the year to share your faith and invite someone to your church. In fact, next to Christmas, it is the time of year when people who do not know Christ are the most open to listening to matters of faith. Next to Christmas, it’s also the time of year when people are most likely to say “yes” to a church invitation.

So how do you use digital strategies to share the Easter story with friends, your children, and the lost? Here are several ways that you can break the ice, get people thinking about Jesus, and help start spiritual conversations.

Host a Digital Day of Outreach

If you don’t want to host a full-blown Digital Day of Outreach event, you can go smaller. Try just doing it yourself. Make a list of Facebook friends who do not know Christ and pick a day this week (Good Friday or Easter Sunday are the most obvious choices) to share an evangelistic film with all of them and talk about how it made them feel.

Have a movie night

Risen Clavius Joseph Feinnes evangelism

If the feature film Risen is playing in theaters near you, invite nonbeliever friends to go see the movie with you. You can use discussion guides from Damaris Media to guide you in the conversations afterwards.

Share with your kids

If you have kids who you want to help understand Christ’s resurrection, OneHope has you covered. You can use their Bible App for Kids to share the Easter Story or you can choose a customized book from the OneHope Customized platform.

If you’re looking for a video to show children, Lego Easter Story by BW Animations might do the trick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M8Yesnt1V8

Max7 has a short film called Are You Smarter Than a Fly that tells the story of Jesus’ resurrection from the point of view of a fly on the wall (literally).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=77&v=8d6Lu5C9M64

Short video series

Video series are a good way to tell a story in small bites that all connect to tell a larger study. You can space them out over the rest of the week or you can watch them all in one day.

Jesus Film Media made a good series last year that is still relevant today. Here you will find an article on their series of short films Bunny Hacked, Worker Bunny, and Easter – So What’s It All About?

 Another good option is the Raised series from Moving Works, a documentary that tells the story of a couple who lives in and out of communion with God.

Other short films

There are a lot of other short films that can be used for a Gospel conversation or, more specifically, a conversation about Jesus’ resurrection. Falling Plates is a short film that uses symbolism and evocative imagery to give a Gospel presentation in 4 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGlx11BxF24

Doubting Easter from Igniter Media is an animated film tells the Easter Story from the point of view of that famous biblical skeptic, the apostle Thomas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5kvMyCIr8M

If you like animated Easter films, Jesus Film Media’s My Last Day is an Anime-style film that tells the story of Jesus’s death and resurrection from the point of view of a man who was imprisoned at the time of Jesus’ trial (Warning: This film may be too violent for some viewers).

https://youtu.be/1pY3s5P3MAo

Want to try something different?

Sebastian’s Voodoo is a short animated film by filmmaker Joaquin Baldwin. The film wasn’t made specifically for evangelism and I’m not even sure if the filmmaker knows Jesus. What is unmistakable, though, is that this film offers a powerful portrayal of sacrifice, giving one’s own life for the sake of others. For those who want to think outside the box and try content that’s a bit edgier, this is a good option.

https://youtu.be/i6ejPG-i03I



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