The coronavirus pandemic is affecting nearly every aspect of our lives - including youth ministry. A poll on our Instagram this week found that 83% of youth ministries in the U.S. have already stopped gathering in person. So - how can you continue to disciple your students during this unique season?
It seems that digital gatherings will be our new normal for the foreseeable future. Consider using the following platforms to engage with students. It will be critical during this season to emphasize two-way communication between you and students. Remember: they want conversation, not information.
Each Feed small group series is completely free – and completely digital. By using a group video platform, our lessons can be utilized in almost the same way as they would by meeting in person. Below is an idea of what this could look like in practice:
Each Feed small group lesson is packed with thought-provoking, discussion starting questions. Even if you aren’t planning on leading students through a complete small group time, you can still allow them to engage with leaders and other students through social media interaction. Consider implementing discussion questions in the following ways:
Our prayer is that our resources will be useful tools for your ministry as we navigate this unique season together. We invite you to join our community on social media as together we brainstorm solutions and share ideas for effective youth ministry in the days ahead.