Children and Youth Ministry Resources

We know children have a lot of questions about COVID-19 and the stay-at-home orders. We want to provide you with resources to help facilitate these conversations and to have moments where you can show how God is responding and assisting in this serious time. 

The COVID-19 situation currently ongoing can be a challenging topic to understand for children. Instructions about staying specific distances away from family and friends, washing your hands the right way and coughing into a tissue or your sleeve. It’s a lot to take in. Belfast Health developed a short amination for young children to help them better understand COVID-19. It covers what coronavirus is, what can happen if you get it, how you can help and why your school is closing.



A great resource for Parents Birth – Graduation


Children’s Ministry Specific

Group Publishing

  • Lessons to guide kids and families during this unprecedented season - 

Deeper Kidmin

Illustrated Ministry

Bible App For Kids 

Free Resources from Cokesbury 

For Preschool-Age Children
PBS Kids: How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus.


Youth Ministry Specific

LOUISIANA UMC Youth Workers will gather for a Zoom Meeting every Wednesday at 10am to check in with each other and share ideas about doing youth ministry while social distancing.  You can join any of the Wednesday conversations using this link.

Sites that will continue to post new articles, lessons, ideas and reflections

Youth Worker Collective

Download Youth Ministry (DYM)

UM Youth Leaders

Amplify Media 

  • Reliable Christian content through a Wesleyan lens

Fuller Youth Institute

Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church

Orange Students


Devotionals and Reflections

Pandemic Hope Devotional

Devotional on Fear

Guide for Holy Conversation in Your Family


Covid-19 Children's Book

UVA Doctors Honored For Covid-19 Children's Book