The Ministry Lab is offering weekly Co-Labs to renew resilience, discuss summer plans and work through grief. Contact Director Emily Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register and receive the zoom invite.
Looking to connect young people with science-based creation care and leadership? Create a multi-congregational cohort around Growing Green Heart’s Connect-the-Drops: Faith, Science & Youth Leadership (vocational discernment, creation care around water and action) or Connect-the-Rocks: Faith, Science & Youth Leadership (similar with conversations and activities on decolonization, the indigenous story, waste reduction and land connections). Both are 6 sessions and can be done via Zoom with hands-on learning/building/praying/discussion piece followed by coaching for student projects. $1000 per cohort of 3-5 churches.
*Augsburg’s Youth Theology Institute did Connect-the-Rocks last year and student response was great!
Online VBS/Day/Bible Camp
This resource list will be updated as resources become available:
- Dwell Digital is a subscription Sunday school curriculum which offers teachers and coordinators online access – via any device – to all 360 lesson plans. You can also share lesson summaries with parents (here’s an example). Learn more at DwellCurriculum.org/Digital.
- UMC Publishing House, Cokesbury has revised their 2020 curriculum “Knights of North Castle”, to accomodate completely online/at-home participation.
- Illustrated Ministry is developing a Covid-19 Summer VBS curriculum that will launch in June.
- The ELCA’s World Hunger On Earth as in Heaven VBS is adaptable to at-home use.
MN UMC just shared this announcement of the closure – until August 29, 2020 – from their Dakotas-Minnesota Area United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries