Although COVID-19 has disrupted Easter weekend plans for thousands of churches around the world, one Texas congregation recently announced plans to host an Easter egg scavenger hunt on a custom Minecraft game.
Tate Springs Baptist Church of Arlington, Texas, will hold an online Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday in an effort to keep children engaged while quarantined.
Lead pastor Jared Wellman said he hopes the event will get children more involved in online services.
"I noticed that as we've moved to online streaming services that the content is not necessarily engaging for younger kids," Wellman said. "I thought, ‘We need to engage kids somehow, especially on Easter.' Of course that's difficult without the traditional egg hunt, which we were going to offer."
Tate Springs' Family Ministry pastor Curtis James also announced that children can join the church's Minecraft world to interact with others and participate in weekly Bible study.