Holy Week is an important time in the Church. While we can’t physically be with our youth and families, we can still resource them on their personal spiritual journeys as we all journey toward the Cross this Easter. We’ve provided a Palm Sunday lesson for you to use with your youth online and 6 daily devotionals you can send to your students each day next week: Monday – Saturday of Holy Week.
How to use the daily devotionals:
If your students have limited access to technology and social media, consider emailing these to your students (or to the parents directly if your youth don’t have emails either) or drop off printed copies at their homes!
We’ve provided social media graphics for you to use if you’d like to engage your students with these devotionals online for an added element of connection and interaction. Post the social media graphics and copy and paste the full devotional into the comments/post. Don’t forget to Invite your youth to share their completed “Challenges” from the devotional in the comments or using a hashtag you create!
You can also send out the devotionals in a group text or app and ask students to respond with their completed “Challenge!”!
Each devotional is editable so YOU can decide how best to use these with your youth! Let us know how you used them and how your youth engaged during Holy Week in the comments below!
Thank you to all the contributors to this Holy Week bundle series:
We are hearing from numerous youth ministers that during this season their plate is just too full. Caring for others is a ministry staple, but often it comes at the expense of caring for oneself. Self care for the Youth MInister is so important. If you don’t take time for yourself and your own relationship with God, not only will you suffer, but eventually your students will too.
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.