Today, Ash Wednesday, marks the start of Lent. Some will focus on self-denial and fasting during this period; others devote more time to their prayer life or toward social justice causes. But whatever the action, this season leading up to Easter encourages believers to remember Christ’s sacrificial death that brings forth new life.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Here are a few evangelism-focused suggestions in preparation for Easter:

  1. Incorporate a devotional book or guide into your time spent in the word:
    1. Download our free Lenten Guide (see Downloads at end of article)— “Drawing Closer: Devotions from The Evangelism Study Bible Drawing You Closer to our Savior’s Heart for the Lost”
    2. Go through Larry Moyer’s 31 Days with the Master Fisherman: A Daily Devotional on Bringing Christ to Others
  2. Commit to pray for specific unbelievers by name—this could take many different forms:
    1. Choose 5 unbelievers and pray for their salvation twice a day.
    2. Choose 3 unbelievers and pray for them at every meal.
    3. Choose 7 believers (one for each day of the week) and pray for each one as many times as you can throughout their specific day.
  3. Consider ways to help your church prepare for Easter Sunday:
    1. Train church ministry volunteers in evangelism through a seminar or encourage them to take EvanTell’s free online training.
    2. Install the CrossTalk app on church iPads and connect them to a large monitor in each children’s classroom; have volunteers go through the app with the kids
    3.  Visit EvanTell’s online store for Easter Resources—Two of our most popular Easter tracts are “Between Two Thieves” and “If Easter Could Be Captured in 3 Words.”

What would you add to the list? How do you focus your heart on Christ during the days leading up to Easter?