Online Training Series 2023

Event Details

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm

Hosts: Resurrection’s ShareChurch Ministry

As we head into a year most expect to be better than the one we just concluded, Easter is a great opportunity to offer hope, fun and encouragement to families across your community. As you prepare, our team is ready to help with ideas, lessons and tips we’ve found can make or break this major outreach opportunity. Whether you’re looking for new ideas or have events already in the works, we’ll offer guidance on communicating effectively with people in your community who don’t go to church, effectively engaging with families and maximizing the number who return.

So, gather your team for this half-day injection of fresh thinking to help you jump-start something new or improve on what you’ve done before. Learn from what has and hasn’t worked at Resurrection, and take your outreach game up a notch this Easter!

This online training takes place from 9am-12pm Central Time, with 3 sessions focusing on different aspects of preparing for Easter. Learn more in Session Descriptions.

Host Site for 10

Cost: $225 – Learn More

With a Host Site registration, you can gather up to 10 people at your church to engage in the online conference together. You will receive one link to watch on the day of the event (for use on up to 2 screens). Share the link with your participants after the event for On Demand Replay over the next 6 months (the unique watch link works for 2 screens at a time).

Your team can gather together for a time of strategic planning and debriefing during the lunch break and after the event ends. This is a great opportunity to learn the material and then dream together about how you might implement the principles you learn.

The cost of a Host Site registration for a group of 10 is $225. Have more than 10 participants? Please contact us for additional options.

Questions? Contact us at or at 913-544-0247.


Individual: $29 / Person

Host Site Rate: $225 / 10 People

ShareChurch’s Online Training Series is made possible by the generous support of our 2023 Series Sponsors: Saint Paul School of Theology and Text in Church.

Additional Sponsors of Making the Most of Easter include: Educational Opportunities Tours, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Methodist Theological School in Ohio and United Methodist Communications.

Event Schedule

Thursday, February 23, 2023 (Note: All times are Central Time Zone)
9:00 – 9:55 AM CDT Session 1: Promoting Easter Events
9:55 – 10:05 AM CDT Break
10:05 – 10:55 AM CDT Session 2: Effectively Engaging Families with Kids at Easter
10:55 – 11:05 AM CDT Break
11:05 – 12:00 PM CDT Session 3: Making Easter Sticky

Session Descriptions:

Promoting Easter Events

Led by: Jon Edlin and Matt Williams

Easter is a great outreach opportunity, but how does the community know they are welcome? Join us as we discuss ways to effectively communicate with your community, especially non-religious and nominally religious families. We’ll highlight easy and cost-effective ways to promote your events this Easter.

Effectively Engaging Families with Kids at Easter

Led by: Jason Gant and Diane Enlow

Set your church up for success with kids and their families. Engage kids in creative ways that won’t blow-out your budget. In this session, we will share practical tips for churches of every size to make the most of the Easter season with every family in your community.

Making Easter Sticky

Led by: Ginny Howell

A guest’s first impression is critical in their decision whether to visit a second time. This session will identify key opportunities and touchpoints during your Easter events/worship that can make or break your guests’ experience.

John Edlin

Marketing & Engagement Lead Director

Jon oversees Resurrection’s marketing efforts across all locations, online, and television. Prior to his current role at Resurrection, Jon spent over a decade in sales and marketing positions in both for-profit and non-profit companies.

Having grown up in the Kansas City area, Jon is driven to see people in this community grow in their understanding of God’s love for us. He considers nothing more rewarding than seeing friends, family, and the surrounding community love others well because of the hope they’ve found in the Gospel. He and his wife, Melinda, are the proud parents of Graham and Carolina.

Contact Jon:

Ginny Howell

Worship Experience Director

Ginny provides leadership to our Worship Experience teams across all of Resurrection’s locations. She has a passion for welcoming and connecting people into the life of the church and works to ensure that our members and guests have an excellent worship experience. She’s a mom to three young women and a g-momma to one sweet toddler grandson, enjoys biking and hiking and loves hanging out with Lola, her rescued pit bull.

Contact Ginny:

Jason Gant

KiDSCOR Lead Director

Jason began in ministry serving teens for over 20 years and then served eight years as the Resurrection West Location Pastor. He’s always felt a call to reach, shepherd, and equip families, as expressed in his speaking and published works on youth ministry and teen talks. Jason is a licensed local pastor in the United Methodist Church and leads Resurrection’s ministry with children and families across all of our locations, including online. You will often find him dreaming of new ways to do effective ministry…or way out on a mountain stream fly fishing! He is married to Scharme, and they have two teenage daughters.

Contact Jason:

Diane Enlow

Blue Springs KiDSCOR Director

Diane has been on staff at Resurrection since 2013. She grew up in Blue Springs, MO, has been a life-long United Methodist, and felt a call to ministry while completing her master’s degree in teaching. She is constantly trying to think of new ways to do ministry and loves expressing her creativity in Vacation Bible Camp and many other community events. Diane and her husband of 17 years have 3 children. She enjoys spending quality time with her family, watching her kids in all their activities, and road-tripping across the country to wherever her minivan will take them!

Contact Diane:

Matt Williams

Digital Media Specialist

Matt is responsible for Resurrection’s web presence and is part of the Marketing & Engagement Team. Prior to Resurrection, Matt was a baseball coach and entrepreneur where he founded and operated multiple successful businesses in the youth baseball industry.

Matt and his wife, Kristin, are the proud parents of Brayden, Ella, and Connor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The entirety of the conference content will be available for replay by participants for 6 months after the live event ends. With this extended access there is no need to cancel your registration if you find you are unable to participate on the day of the live event. However, if your circumstances change and you no longer wish to have access to the conference content, cancellations for a full refund are accepted through February 10. We are unable to offer a refund after February 10.

Yes. Each registration purchased is intended for one participant. This is on the honor system. We trust if your team intends to watch the conference together that you will purchase a registration for each participant. Each participant needs their own registration with a unique email address to access the virtual platform and for access to the replay of the training session. You will have the opportunity to register multiple participants on one form during registration.

If you have a larger group, you can purchase a Host Site registration for up to 10 people. See details above.

American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa are accepted for this event. Should you need to make other payment arrangements, contact us at

A link to the online event will be emailed to all registered participants a few days prior to the online training session. The platform is simple to access and navigate, and we will provide easy to follow instructions. We do recommend that you check out the platform a day or two prior to the start of the event to get oriented. You do not need to download any special software.

Yes. You will have access to the recording of the event for 6 months through the online platform. You’ll use the same instructions you use to access the live event.

The time zone for this event is Central Daylight Time: Thursday, February 23, 9:00am – 12:00pm CDT (begins 10:00am Eastern/8:00am Mountain/7:00am Pacific).

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