“Let’s use this virus crisis to become more like Jesus and grow closer to God. It’s time to be church rather than do church…”
Pastor Huang, Wuhan
With social distancing and isolation being enforced, it’s easy to feel that we’re alone in this, but we’re not. Being physically apart doesn’t mean God can’t draw us closer together. For eight weeks during the lock down we’ve been sharing some incredible stories of brave and courageous faith to encourage and inspire us. Like Pastor Huang says, this is a time to become more like Jesus and grow closer to God – and many persecuted Christians can show us just how to do that despite the fear, anxiety and uncertainty we face.
We’ve looked at a bunch of themes relevant to us during the crisis:
And each reflection includes:
We know it’s a challenge to meet together as youth groups during the lockdown – but these we want to help provide content and ideas to help you chat through the issues you’re facing. So, alongside the material above, is also a simple youth leader cheat sheet that will help you use the resources with your group. Simple. Obviously, you’ll be able to adapt this as you need, but it’ll help give you some quality ideas, stories and activities you can use with your group.
Sign up, using the form on the right (or below if you’re on a phone/tablet)….
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