We are in uncharted waters doing youth group since the COVID-19 crisis started. Vineyard Youth is working to support you as best we can. On this page we’ll be compiling some resources to help you do virtual small group. If you have ideas for us, please let us know on our facebook group. If you haven’t already, you should join our facebook group as we discussing on a regular basis!
RIGHT NOW MEDIA
This full library costs money, but during the crisis they are offering portions of the library FOR FREE. You can watch these videos together virtually over Zoom. Also anyone in your church (or youth group) can access the full library from their individual account.
DOWNLOAD YOUTH MINISTRY
Many of you use this already, but it’s a great resource. They are working hard now to create stuff just for this time. They are currently offering a FREE GOLD MEMBERSHIP FOR 60 DAYS.
I’ve used this three times already. It is a program for your computer that you can use with Zoom to play games virtually with your group. I love it. It is SO much fun. Also included for FREE with the above gold membership.
VINEYARD YOUTH CURRICULUM
Maybe you haven’t looked recently, but we’ve added quite a few in the last few months. You can watch the videos together over Zoom and discuss! Also, keep your eyes open, we are working on many more at this time.
This is a great time to get all your teens on this app. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a daily devotional app that sends fresh content every morning to your teen’s phones. (I also happen to be the guy who is writing it – so that’s either a good thing or a bad thing!)
Google Play Store
FUN GAMES TO PLAY ON ZOOM CALLS
We are all trying to find games to play virtually right? This is a list of a bunch of ideas to try. Some are better than others, but at least it’s a start!
ORANGE RESOURCES AND TIPS
Orange has written some helpful blog articles about doing youth group virtually. And they have some helpful resources!
JACKBOX VIRTUAL GROUP GAMES
I’m no expert with these, but one of my teens recommended it and it looks like it’s pretty fun and also easy to work with Zoom. Some of the games are free due to COVID-19.