Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of online and at-home faith formation tech assists. Here you'll find:
If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.
By Hannah Graham
See our Great Idea for one way to incorporate documentaries/speakers into congregational life and outreach.
Amanda Meisenheimer unpacks how to embrace the challenges of digital ministry and find the joy again. Learn more.
FREE ONLINE CLASSROOM from Upper Room Learning is a guide for creating safe and accessible online spaces for all ages
Taking Your Youth Ministry Online is a downloadable and free how-to on connecting with youth in meaningful ways online.
eform, supported by Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary, offers a number of brief video introductions on creating online worship, faith formation, safe space, and community.
A partnership to bring faith formation tools and resources from CAMP to your CONGREGATION
Hope4CE shares a really basic but helpful outline for creating community on zoom between elders, caring individuals, and kids and families. Scroll through the blog posts for additional ideas for tackling current topics, engaging all ages, and outdoor ministry ideas.
Becoming a Digital Savvy Congregation featuring Phil Cooke
The Ultimate Guide to Church Photography Policies: Church photography is an amazing tool for sharing the gospel. Learn up-to-date tips one authentically showcasing the life of your church while respecting people's privacy.
provides a pdf on Using Zoom Tools for Online Learning Experiences in a Congregation.
|Cherish All Children Church Partnerships|
Join Cherish All Children in their vision of raising healthy generations free from sexual exploitation. Predators have adjusted to the pandemic, making safety education and prevention measures more needed now than ever
Your congregation can engage via:
Adult/mentor Zoom learning and training
Virtual Tween & Teen training about healthy relationships & online safety
Visit the Cherish All Children website to find out more, and contact Joy McElroy at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
Podcast Episode 69: “Practicing Ministry in Digital Spaces” featuring Keith Anderson
Lewis Center for Church Leadership has a growing list of Covid-19-related resources on topics of Social Action, Stewardship, Technology, and Hospitality.
All of the United Methodist Communications' Local Church Learning Sessions have been developed specifically to support local United Methodist churches during this extraordinary time. New sessions will be added here as they are produced.
Many judicatories are urging an avoidance of intimate and/or confidential conversations on many online platforms to safeguard vulnerable individuals and maintain healthy boundaries.
The Inter-Group Association of AA for New York, Inc. offers some best practices suggestions here.
shares a whole page of excellent online faith-building experiences with creative approaches to worship and faith formation.
See also their Ultimate Guide to Church Photography Policies for up-to-date tips on healthy boundaries, clarity, and photo usage,.