Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! If you’re an event-oriented kind of person, with tons of ideas up your sleeve for Valentine’s Day, this post is not for you. If you need a bit of prompting to get some “love day” event ideas churned up, this is for you. You’re not the only one scrambling to come up with something great with only a few weeks until V-Day. Thankfully, some of these ideas take virtually no prep time. See if you like these Valentine ideas for church!
Valentine Ideas for Church
Preach About Love
Maybe it’s not the most original idea you’ve ever heard, but it’s a good one. Valentine’s Day is all about love. What better time than now to share about the love that’s found in the Bible? You will have a lot of preaching material to choose from, though. The whole Bible is a book about love. So, to help narrow it down, we’ve listed a couple of notable love stories from the Bible below. Want more? Check out our Top Bible Verses About Love!
- Adam and Eve (Genesis 2-3)
- Abraham and Sarah (Genesis 17-18)
- Jacob and Rachel (Genesis 29)
- Ruth and Boaz (Ruth 4)
- The bride and groom (Song of Solomon)
- Mary and Joseph (Matthew 1)
- Jesus and the Church (John 15:9-15, 1 John 4:19, Luke 19:1-10, John 15:12, Luke 10:26-37, Luke 10:27)
Share the Greatest Love Story
Whatever Valentine’s Day event or service your church does, you’ll want to share the greatest love story of all: the gospel. Though it may seem cliché, preaching from John 3:16 could really help people understand how much God really loves them. “For God so loved the world…” Share what real love is and provide practical ways people can show love to others.
Brand Your Service
Use Valentine’s Day media to set the theme for the day. Sharefaith has pre-made Valentine’s Day sets that make it easy to brand your entire service or event. Spread love with everything from PowerPoints to bulletins to motion graphics and countdown videos. In your Valentine’s Day bulletin, you may want to include a Scripture verse on love (e.g., Matthew 22:37; John 15:13; 1 Corinthians 13; 1 John 3:18; 4:18).
Create A Valentine’s Day Atmosphere
For any Valentine’s Day event or service, flowers can help tie in the atmosphere. Scatter flower petals in strategic locations. If you need to do some decorating for a Valentine’s banquet, try tossing some flower petals around for an instant Valentine’s mood. Using real flower petals will automatically help to improve the scent, too (the downside is, they can easily get ground into the carpet). Or, for a few bucks, you can buy several bags of fake flower petals at a craft store and reuse them next year.
Create a simple photo backdrop with colors that match your Valentine’s Day theme (probably anything pink or red will do!). This will encourage people to snap a picture and have some fun.
Decorate the church lobby or the event location with streamers, bouquets, and balloons for a quick Valentine’s transformation. As soon as people walk through the door, they’ll feel the excitement of the holiday.
Provide Crafts For The Kids
Crafts are always one of the fun Valentine ideas for church! Celebrate Valentine’s Day in children’s ministry by helping them make a Valentine’s Day craft. It’s not hard, nor expensive to find a great Valentine’s Day craft. All it takes is some willing helpers, some supplies, and a creative idea. Try something simple like cutting heart shapes from construction paper. Then, add a Bible verse about love. A craft that they can give as a gift to their parents will surely make the day special. If you want to make it even easier, Sharefaith has over 150 digital kids’ Bible lessons which include videos, curriculum, and tons of activity pages!
Share The History Of Valentine’s Day
The story behind Valentine’s Day is a fascinating account of deep love, steadfast faith, and God-given courage. Like the message communicated in the Valentine’s Day Video, this is a day that has enormous significance for Christians. Tell your people about it. Want to know the history of how Valentine’s Day got started? Check out this article here about Saint Valentine.
Use Love-Themed Music
There are a lot of worship songs on the theme of love. A Valentine’s Day church event wouldn’t be complete without singing some of them. Focusing on God’s love is an ideal way to commemorate Valentine’s Day.
10 Worship Songs About Love:
- Your Lover Never Fails – Jesus Culture
- How He Loves – John Mark McMillan
- How Deep The Father’s Love For Us – Austin Stone Worship Live
- Love Came Down – Brian & Jenn Johnson
- Reckless Love – Bethel Music
- Jesus We Love You – Bethel Music
- Multiplied – NEEDTOBREATHE
- Fierce – Jesus Culture
- At The Cross (Love Ran Red) – Chris Tomlin
- Your Love Awakens – Phil Wickham
10 Christian Songs About Love:
- A Page Is Turned – Bebo Norman
- Angel – Casting Crowns
- For My Love – Bethany Dillon
- This Is Love – For King and Country
- Hundred More Years – Francesca Battistelli
- Love Will Be Enough For Us – Brandon Heath
- The Day Before You – Matthew West
- That’s What Love Is For – Amy Grant
- Known – Tauren Wells
- God Gave Me You – Dave Barnes
Chocolate for One and All!
There’s an easy way to add some sweetness to your Valentine’s Day event or service. Chocolate is always popular around Valentine’s Day. Have bowls of individually wrapped chocolates available for people to grab. They’ll get a special treat and enjoy some chocolatey goodness. Another idea is to hand out chocolates with a Bible verse or a small invitation so people can invite others to the next service or event.
Show A Christian Movie About Love
The theme of love is prominent in a few quality Christian movies. Host a Valentine’s Day event and show a wholesome movie. Below are just a few ideas of Christian movies about love that you can show during a church Valentine event.
Use Sharefaith Media
Today, media is a must-have for any Valentine’s Day event. Sharefaith has the largest selection of Valentine’s Day church media and graphics with over 300 resources to fully brand your service from start to finish! With everything from sermon PowerPoints, bulletin covers, worship video loops, church flyers, newsletters, church motion graphics, mini-movies, countdown timers, and more, you’ll have everything you need to wow your congregation! Browse Sharefaith’s entire library of Valentine’s Day church graphics & videos.
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