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.
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End Goals Podcast Special Episode: When You Can't Meet Face to Face
Webinar: A Zoom Meetings Tutorial
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.Read More
High School senior Ariana shares a heartfelt perspective on the impact of CoVid-19 on her life. She shares insight and encouragements for how adults, especially youth leaders, can disciple and care for young people in this time.Read More
Our future will undoubtedly be shaped by these times, and those who work with Gen Z must consider the ways this pandemic may affect the youngest generation, and what we can do to continue to work with and reach them right now.Read More
For those who will work with Gen Z for many years it’s crucial that we consider the ways this pandemic might affect a generation, and what we can do to continue to work with and reach them right now.Read More
In a time of uncertainty and fear, helping young people and older adults connect can help the light of the Gospel shine through.Read More
Coronavirus has fundamentally changed nearly aspect of our daily lives. It’s worth exploring how this is affecting our children and youth, how we can attempt to reach them in the midst of this crisis, and how we can take care of ourselves right now as we attempt to serve others.Read More
Bible Studies that Connect to the Times We’re In
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.Read More
As young people experience unexpected loss, the church should be a safe source of comfort. While students must be allowed opportunity to grieve in whatever way suits them, this study will help you process sudden loss.Read More
Loss is not always connected to tangible things. Sometimes it encompasses the disappointment of missing out on a long-awaited event or opportunity. This Bible study will help you gently guide them through this grieving process and offer consolation, hope, and appropriate Scripture.Read More
When a friend or loved one is hurting, it can be difficult for adolescents to understand how they should best respond. It may feel awkward and even scary. Teens might wonder what to say or do. The purpose of this Bible study is to provide helpful ideas for teens to reach out to others who experience grief.Read More
We will have times we are anxious, times we are afraid, times we covet, times we feel ungrateful and times we feel left out. God brings grace into our lives for those times and that grace just brings more joy. We will never miss out on God’s grace, and that’s the most joyous place to be.Read More