Digital Faith Formation Resources

Copyright

  • If you want to use any music — recorded, lyrics only, printed lyrics & music — when you use video conferencing or sharing of recordings, remember that it requires licensing! Contact the publisher to request permission. Some publishers are granting permission for free, but not all of them.

  • Copyright and online story time; be sure to contact the publisher, not all of them are granting permission to have the reading of their books recorded

  • Many publishers and recording artists are granting permission to use their works during live-streaming; please BE SURE TO CONTACT THEM BEFORE YOU USE THEIR MATERIALS. Their art is their livelihood, and we in the United Church of Christ strive to do act justly.

A UCC Tuesdays for the Soul webinar
featuring AUCE member, Lisa Hart,
and other UCC faith formation leaders
Chris Davies, UCC Faith INFO Team Leader

Fostering Digital Relationships 

  • Building Developmental Relationships During the COVID-19 Crisis from Search Institute

New Learning Models

Where to Find Resources/Activities to Send Home

Virtual Youth Group Meeting Ideas 

  • Hold a Bible study or other instructional opportunity like making bread, painting, prayer styles, etc.

  • Use the Whiteboard feature on Zoom to play games like Pictionary

  • Have a Movie Watch Party on Facebook

  • Ice Cream Party!

  • Dinner Date - eat dinner together with a grace and dinner conversation

  • Prayer Circle

  • Text daily affirmations

  • Play a favorite board game (as long as everyone has the same game at home)

  • Check-ins

  • Youth-led worship

  • Scavenger Hunt (search for household items related to a scripture or theme)

  • Talent Show

  • Story Circle

  • Chalk Your Own Driveway together

  • Some helpful hints from our Presbyterian siblings

  • Send us your ideas to share here!

Youth Ministry & Confirmation

Apps

  • Soulspace Christian Meditation (free) — with Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this

  • YouVersion — The Bible App for Kids (free) 

  • GroupMe - connect your families, your teens, other groups

Online Devotionals

Twitter

  • Capitalize on a season such as Lent to tweet 140 character prayers, quotes, scripture, etc. to send out daily.

Videos

Websites for Nurturing Parents’ Faith

Create Your Own Podcast

Create Your Own Blog

  • Check to see if you can set up a blog page on your church’s website. Website builders like WordPress.com and weebly.com allow you to set up a blog for free.

Create a “Traditional Session” for Online Use

  • Using online discussion boards with ProBoards.com, you can set up a discussion board based learning on a topic of your choice that you design (free).

Use Spotify

  • Create a narrated outdoor meditation walk with a QR code for people to access the narration (and/or music) on their phones that you upload on Spotify.

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