RESOURCES FOR CHURCHES DURING COVID-19 CRISIS
While we will do our part to practice social distancing to help #flattenthecurve, we want everyone to know that #ministrydoesnotstop!
Our churches are more than buildings. Church is more than a program. The church is PEOPLE, and it is YOU.
We are compiling practical resources for you and your churches, and are sharing them on this page. Our collection is growing, and will continue to do so.
Embrace these new opportunities with us, and share your own. Remind others that though we aren’t together in the building, #ministrydoesnotstop!
We want our church to come back stronger and more unified from this experience. Big Data + Social Media offers multiple resources we think you will find useful to help migrate your worship service and help you build an online community for your church. [updated regularly]
Topics include: Apps & Software, Community Building & Service, Content Creation, Digital Discipleship, Live-Streaming & Video, Online Church, Podcasting, Search Engine Optimization.
It's a framework for anyone in the Kettering church family to create content that could help others navigate this time of isolation as people seek to protect the most vulnerable.
Kettering pastors will generate some content (devotionals, weekly video cast on the sermon, live worship, etc…), but then it is our hope that members will share ideas and lead out in providing resources as well as online content.
The Hub will then be the place where all this content is connected and funneled so that other church or community members can access it.
The Ohio Conference family is invited to utilize this unique resource.
The Online Mission Field Awaits!
Millions of people—of all ages, around the world—are online, scrolling through messages and googling ideas and questions they’re afraid to ask anyone in person. Several thousand of them google the phrase “Bible study” each month! This is a ministry opportunity like no other.
RESOURCE FOR PARENTS - Upper Columbia Conference Youth Ministries
Youth Ministry Games
(shared by Pastor Jeremy Wong)
(This website has some free downloadable resources for youth ministry. It has games, devotionals, small group lessons etc.)
(This has helpful articles on how to do games on zoom etc.)
(This is a great program to run games on your computer when you are using zoom. The company is running a free two-month promo so you can use this for free. Instructions on how to run it on zoom are listed on the above website.)
5. https://jackboxgames.com (Another game site.)
Free Youth Ministry Resources:
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the entire world into a challenging and concerning era. Now more than ever in recent history, the Church and its leaders are needing to revolutionize their methodologies as they have all been thrust into the digital landscape as the new frontier for relational ministry for all generations. #GYA has assembled an array of COVID-19 and #GrowingYoungAdventist related resources that are free and easily accessible to ministry leaders: https://growingyoungadventists.com/2018/07/27/free-resources/
Children's Ministry Resources
“A Place to Do Something” creates an interactive, online Sabbath School experience for children who are unable to attend their local church.
What Does Online Church Mean for Children? Resources from the NAD Children's Ministries Department #
Live Streaming Tips
Live Streaming Through Your Adventist Church Connect Website
Live Streaming for Smaller Churches from the NAD Ministerial Department
Live Streaming for Children's Programing from the NAD Ministerial Department