#JesusChangedMyLife EASTER 2020
On Easter our church will not be able to gather in-person as we traditionally do. This is heartbreaking because COVID-19 has many people looking for answers to life’s deepest questions and wondering if there is any hope. This, more than ever, is the time for the church to rise up and proclaim the message of the resurrection. But how can we do this when we are not allowed to meet?
We believe this obstacle is actually an opportunity — an opportunity to share the gospel with far more people than we typically would on Easter and to empower you to be the primary heralds of that good news.
We help prepare you to share your testimony, then, on Easter Sunday, we all post our sixty-second videos on social media with the hashtag #JesusChangedMyLife. People all over our city, quarantined in their homes and scrolling on their phones, would see a flood of stories about how the resurrected Jesus brings purpose and meaning and hope. One click on the hashtag and they could see story after story from people just like them talking about how Jesus changed the trajectory of their lives!
Think about the implications.
Rather than each of us inviting one person to an Easter service, we could each proclaim the gospel to hundreds of non-Christian friends and co-workers. It could be the most evangelistic day in the history of our young church. And the best part is that every one of us are the ones proclaiming the gospel.
What's Your Story?
We’ve all heard the gospel called good news. But another way to translate that term is “the good story.”
Every one of us has a unique story to tell. One no one else can tell. Yet the hero in all those stories is the same — Jesus!
Click below for a story-sharing guide created to help you think about the shape of your personal story and how Jesus changed it.
Post April 12th @ 9:00AM
Then post your story on April 12 at 9:00 AM with the #JesusChangedMyLife hashtag and Mosaic’s handle to connect viewers to a local church (i.e. #JesusChangedMyLife @mosaic_waco for Instagram and @mosaicwaco for facebook). As soon as they click on the handle, they will go to a page inviting them to an online Easter service where they will hear the gospel clearly preached, learn how to respond with faith, and find how to get connected with a local church.
Watch Panayiota and Micah's one-minute testimonies below to get a sense of what it could be like to tell your own story.
Here are some best practices for shooting yourself on your phone.
• Simple, clean backdrops are ideal – Avoid distracting backgrounds or crowed spaces.
• In natural light – Avoid backlighting. The main source of light should be facing you, not behind you.
• In artificial light – Avoid standing directly below an overhead light or anything else that creates hard shadows. Consider using a stand lamp several feet away for good indirect light.
• Shoot eye level – Shooting from above or below will make you seem diminished or imposing. Eye level communicates accessibility.
• Clean your camera – Make sure the lens of your selfie camera is clean before shooting.
• Shoot portrait – Align your phone vertically.
We’ve created a guide with examples that you can access here:
We want these materials to be as accessible as possible to any other churches or organizations that would like to use them.
In addition to the guides above, you can click below to download #JesusChangedMyLife art assets and videos.
Let’s proclaim the story of Jesus together!
Join the Chorus of Voices
We don't know who needs to hear your story, but God gave you one to tell. Share it and join us for worship on Easter Sunday!