Isolated Church: Week One – Uncertainty

Grow with God during the COVID-19 lockdown

Week One: Uncertainty…

All of us are facing a unique, new and strange time. With schools and colleges closed, coffee shops and businesses shut and churches not meeting, life is almost on hold. It’s a really uncertain period. We don’t know how long this will last or who will be affected. But, we want to help you face up to this uncertainty and accept it, knowing that God is the same, yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). We want to learn from people who have been in this situation before, from people who know what it is to be confined, imprisoned, and restricted. There are many Christians all over the world who are persecuted for their faith, whilst being in lock down is new for us, for them it’s normal.

So, find a good chair, grab a drink, your Bible, a pen, some paper and check out the downloads below to hear some amazing stories that will challenge and encourage you to lean into Him, the Unchanging One, during this time of uncertainty.

Isolated Church: Week One – Uncertainty

Week one: Reflection download…

Download this little devotional for prayers, stories, activities and some Bible stuff to help you think through the uncertain times we’re facing. Reading through, with some time to stop, think and pray, shouldn’t take no longer than 20 minutes max, but take your time, we want this stuff to sink in for you! This reflection works alongside the video, so you can either stream it or download a copy…

Download the Isolated Church ‘Uncertainty’ reflection…

Download the Isolated Church ‘Uncertainty’ video…

Short on time? Only got five minutes?

If you haven’t got loads of time or aren’t a big reader, don’t panic, you can still use the materials. Try this:

  • Download the reflection and read through the first two sections
  • Watch the video and think through the two questions in the video section of the reflection
  • Finish by praying the final prayer on page 2 of the reflection


Week one: Youth leader notes

We’ve also adapted the reflection above to give you some ideas and content to use in a virtual youth group setting. Have a look at the notes below to see how you can work through the stories, discussion points, prayers and activities with your group in an online chat. You don’t have to use all the material, see what will work for you.

Download ‘Isolated Church: Uncertainty’ leader notes…

If you’d like one of our team to join your youth group via video – we’d love that! We’re often out speaking at Youth Groups and events and would be happy to present a quick thought or devotional to help your group grow through the current crisis. If you’re interested, then drop us a line at…

That’s it for this week. Thanks for checking out the resource. We hope you’ve found it useful, challenging and inspiring. Let us know what you think and tell us any things you’d like us to cover in future weeks too. Drop us a line at – we’d love to hear from you.

Want to access other Isolated Church reflections?

Head to the Isolated Church landing page to download all the reflections we’ve produced so far.

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