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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Bible Study: Grieving Ambiguous Loss

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.

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Bible Study: Weep with Those Who Weep

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.

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Bible Studies that Connect to the Times We’re In

Giving Comfort to Hurting Teens

Chances are, if you’ve been working with you for any length of time, one of your youth has come to you asking to talk. As teens encounter struggles and crisis, as a youth leader, you may be someone they can trust in a difficult time. What a blessing and responsibility it is to walk alongside these teens as they navigate through life’s challenges! This article walks through some key things you need to keep in mind as teens come to you in their difficult moments.

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Practical Ways to Navigate & Educate on Mental Health

We need to talk more openly and honestly about mental health, especially in the Church. Supportive adults can pause and educate ourselves and others about how to care for young people’s mental health in a Christ-centered way. Here are some practical ways to navigate & educate on mental health in your youth ministry.

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