Youth Ministry Remote Ministry Resources

Ways to Connect:
House Party App (works with iOS, Android, macOS, and Chrome)–an alternative to Zoom
Netflix Party–allows you to watch a show or movie on Netflix with others–includes chat function–need to use Google Chrome and everyone must have a Netflix account
Marco Polo App–send video messages back and forth
Tools and Strategies to Make Zoom (or other online platforms) More Engaging
Tips and Tricks for Creating Community on Zoom by Rev. abby mohaupt
Virtual Team Building Games–so good!!
Sample Agenda for Zoom Youth Group Meetings
Games to Play On Zoom 
Another list of Games for Zoom
A checklist for building developmental relationships during COVID-19 from Search Institute

Play games on Drawful 2 is popular:

Doing Youth Ministry During a Pandemic from Fuller Youth Institute
5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety Around Coronavirus from the New York Times
Naming Loss and Gratitude with Young People from Fuller Youth Institute
This Feels Hard Because It Is from Building Faith
Class of 2020 and the Loss of Senior Spring by Geoff Calkins
Curriculum and Lesson Ideas:
The Bible Project Videos (free)–you can suggest that your students watch them on their own or with their families, or you can
Faith in an Anxious World (a 4-week high school curriculum, digital download $50 from Fuller Youth Institute)
Distribution guidelines for PC(USA) Curriculum
Free and Reduced Price Curriculum and Bible Studies from the PC(USA) Store
More ideas and resources:
Youth Mission Co. Webinar and Resource list on continuing to engage youth in mission and justice during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Quicksheet from PC(USA) Office of Faith Formation: 
From PYWA and Big Ideas in Youth Ministry
Plan-it Virtual Coaching Sessions from Peer Ministry

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March 27, 2020

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