So many of us are eager to get outside and go places right now, even those who didn’t thrive with a routine before are hungering for some sense of normalcy! While we can’t gather with our youth and families, we can still provide resources to engage in spiritual disciplines and conversations at home. A married couple, a Children’s Pastor and Youth Pastor duo, made this free driving prayer station guide for families in their Church.
Invite your families to load up in the car and pray for their community – ALL ages are welcome! Prayer is always a Christian essential, but right now it feels incredibly important and one of the primary ways we can be supporting our community. As families drive through their community, the prayer station guide provides scripture, reflection, and prayers to stop and read at specific locations. This driving prayer station guide was written specifically for families in our current pandemic.
Share this free download with not only your youth, but the whole Church family as a way for them to safely get out of the house and be praying for their community.
We’ve created a Pandemic Youth Week curriculum bundle that combines elements of both a summer camp and a youth week. Many youth are missing out on both of these due to cancelled camps and trips among other cancelled important events your youth would usually attend. We’ve written this curriculum such that it can be used in person while socially distancing, online, or some combination of both.
Despite all the challenges the pandemic has presented to youth ministries, it has also created an opportunity to allow youth more involvement in worship. Although youth sunday will look very different this year, it is a great opportunity to empower our youth to be leaders. Youth’s comfort and familiarity with technology make them a great resource for churches who are seeking to move their worship services online for the first time.
The class of 2020 has lost so much. Graduations are canceled, and celebrations are postponed. Summer plans for college orientations, internships, and fun are on hold. For many of us, we can’t physically gather with our seniors to recognize them and celebrate with them right now, but that doesn’t need to hold us back. Our seniors deserve to be honored in big ways! We polled some veteran youth workers to see what they are doing and compiled a list of the best ideas we’ve found for honoring and celebrating your senior class in the midst of these crazy times.