Youth Ministry While Social Distancing

For the latest guidance regarding Safe Reopening Guidelines for Youth Ministries, please click here.

Links in bold have been added since last Sunday.

ARUMC Youth Workers will gather for a zoom call the 1st Thursday of every month at noon to check in with each other and share ideas about doing youth ministry while social distancing.  You can join any of the Thursday conversations using this link.

Previous Zoom Calls

Sites that will continue to post new articles, lessons, ideas and reflections

Advent and Christmas Resources

Safe Practices for Online Youth Ministry

Sample Policies and Procedures for Resuming In Person Youth Activities

CouRSe is a learning management system provided by the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church that is provided free to all members. For more information on CouRSe, please click here. Classes available on CouRSe related to COVID-19 include:

  • Getting Online Giving On Line
  • Streaming and Uploading Worship Online
  • Using Zoom to Keep Church Connection
  • Social Media Basics: Facebook and Instagram Church Pages
  • Prepare, Discern, Pray, Act: Getting Started with 200K Reasons
  • Creative Strategies for Connecting with Your Neighbors
  • Teaching Online: An Overview
  • Children and Grief
  • Increasing Engagement Through Virtual Worship
  • Basic Video Skills
  • CARES Act Course – Options For Churches During the Quarantine

Devotionals and Reflections

Mental Health Resources

Physically Distanced, No Contact Game Ideas

Virtual Activities for Youth

Resources for Ministry with High School and College Seniors

Other Resources

* Thanks to Virginia Brown for this resource.
** Thanks to the Western North Carolina Conference for this resource.
*** Thanks for Amy Shores, Director of Pastoral at Methodist Family Health for this resource.
**** Thanks to the North Alabama Conference for compiling this list.
***** Thanks to the Central Texas Conference for this resource.
+ Thanks to Cindy Bright for this resource.