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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New Resources

A Hope that Endures: Developing Resiliency in Teens

Now more than ever our children need to develop resiliency skills as they face the after-effects of the pandemic as well as the ongoing repercussions of social and political unrest. In Youth Ministry we can help them to identify their feelings and see where God is with them and working in them to develop endurance, hope and resiliency.

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Pressing Reset on Ministry

COVID has changed so much in so many different ways – for good and for bad. As you look to restart, revitalize, and reshape your ministry in the upcoming months, here are three steps you can take. As you do, remember that God is with you and guiding you.

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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 Studies that Connect to the Times We’re In

Missions Unpacked

Missions Unpacked: Teen Edition explores our world, God’s work in it, and teens’ calling to be a part of God’s work. Through the stories of missionaries and their work around the world as well as activities, Bible readings, international recipes, prayers, videos and discussion questions, it helps youth explore themes such as vocation, perspective and God’s faithfulness.

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