COVID-19 Pandemic Resources

    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth!”
The Lord of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress. – Psalm 46:10-11

We are in an unprecedented time. In most recent tragedies, we as Jesus’ disciples have been able to physically gather together to worship, sing, and embrace. This time it’s different.

We are all learning a lot about what it means to the family of God. We are seeing He is doing beautiful things in the middle of calamity. Praise be to God He is the one who says “Be Still” to this virus and anything this fallen world brings before us.

We will be doing our best to provide encouragement and new resources for youth and young adult ministry in this uncertain time. We are collecting resources on this page, so bookmark it and come back often! We will also share new resources on the youthESource Facebook page and the LCMS Youth Ministry Facebook Group, which you can find by clicking the buttons to the right.

End Goals Podcast Special Episode: When You Can't Meet Face to Face

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Technology Changes in Youth Ministry Here to Stay?

Technology has always been a fact moving and hard to hit target, but with the changes that have taken place since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, that pace has accelerated faster than any might have anticipated. If we focus on the Gospel, we stand a much better chance of making deliberate and intentionally wise choices with our finite resources.

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Skit – Never Alone

In this skit, we highlight how disconnection and loneliness can seem like a constant companion during difficult times like these. Yet, God’s Word brings us hope and reminds us that we are never alone. God is with us and ties us together through the Gospel.

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Ambiguous Loss

Our youth have lost long awaited and meaningful moments, and that loss can be deeply painful. As they grieve, we, as people who love and care for young people in our church, we can be loving, constant and Christ-centered examples of how to manage difficult times.

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Bible Studies that Connect to the Times We’re In

For Everything a Season: Bible Study for Youth Grieving Things That Have Changed

By the time students have reached middle or high school, they have likely already experienced a number of transformations. When they grieve those changes, it’s important to allow them to process the grief, and to recognize God’s hand in all things. This study does have variations so it can be done over technology.

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