KANSAS CITY – LifeQuest Church reached out to various Kansas City communities during the Easter season, drawing several families to the church by the first week of May and leading 25 people to profess faith in Christ Jesus.
LifeQuest Church, with campuses in the Belton and Pleasant Hill communities, hosted Easter Egg hunts and other events, April 18-19, that drew more than 4,000 people. They partnered with Parks and Recreation from the Raymore community to provide volunteers, candy, popcorn and prizes for one Easter event that drew nearly 3,000 children. Approximately 700 people attended the Easter egg hunt hosted by the Belton campus. In Pleasant Hill, where nearly 250 people attended the church’s Easter egg hunt, visiting families received an unexpected and unique thank you gift – Little Caesar’s Pizzas delivered to their homes.
“God worked in some huge ways this year at our Easter outreach events, and we definitely want to give Him the praise,” said Karen Blankenship, executive pastor of the church.
During the weeks leading up to Easter, LifeQuest members spread across the Belton, Raymore, Grandview and Pleasant Hill communities to pray and spread the word about the church’s Easter outreach events and services. On April 12, they gathered at the church to eat pizza and then distribute 13,500 flyers and cards throughout these communities. They also invited nearly 8,000 people to their Easter events and services through Facebook. Volunteers from the church also stuffed more than 8,000 eggs with candy for the Easter egg hunts hosted by the Pleasant Hill and Belton campuses.
During the events, LifeQuest Church received 49 connection cards and began immediately to follow up with these families and individuals. They also invited families who attended the Easter Egg hunts to other children’s events at the church, including a “SCOOPerbowl” at the Pleasant Hill campus – where children celebrated the resurrection and ate ice cream sundaes – and a “Super Hero Sunday” at the Belton campus – where children celebrated Bible heroes, especially the risen savior Jesus Christ.