Thriving faith for children and young people in the pandemic
Theory and Research
During lockdown churches have had to adapt in how they deliver children’s and youth work. In this video Dr Sarah Holmes and Dr Phoebe Hill share some of their insights.
Dr Sarah Holmes
Liverpool Hope University
Dr Sarah Holmes has been doing research on the impact of lockdown on children’s faith, she shared with us some of the key findings and some tips on how churches can meet the personal needs of children and their families at this time. (Thanks to the Kitchen Table Project for this video).
In this video the Ekklesia team interview four innovative methods for children’s work in the context of the Covid-19 restrictions.
Red Balloon Foundation
Lizzy shared the different ways the Red Balloon Foundation have been helping churches to run their children’s work, both online and in person.
In this video the Ekklesia team interview four innovative methods for youth work in the context of the Covid-19 restrictions.
Llandudno YFC and Youth Hacks
Tim shared with us why it’s important that we adapt our youth work to the current situation we’re in and also gave ideas of activities that can be done during lockdown. His latest book draws together experience from expert practitioners to help anyone involved in youth work to safely and fruitfully set up a social media presence from scratch.
Ben gave us some ideas on how to reach young people through online engagement. Missional Generation have created Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality evangelistic and discipleship resources, if you want more info on this you can contact them for a free webinar.
Use the code MG15 in their shop for 15% off their digital resources helping those exploring Christmas.
Dr Phoebe Hill
Another two resources from Youthscape, are Be Headstrong which looks at mental health at this time and Operation Isolation which is a free resource for youth workers, with all then need to run a session on isolation and lockdown.
Don’t miss out on our next Ekklesia Round Table in December in which we will be looking at How to support your congregation during this time.
December 3rd | 10am – 11:15am
Help! How do I support my congregation through this time?
With church members losing livelihoods, liberties and faith, how can I pastor well?