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Children’s Ministry Resources Amid COVID-19

Children’s Ministry Resources

As our churches search for a new “normal” in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our children are most vulnerable to how we handle ourselves through this situation. The resources included below should serve as a starting point for how to minister to the children in your congregation through this time.


VBS Planning During COVID-19

  • WOW! A free, live-streamed Vacation Bible School at home resource for churches to provide for their families. These VBS events are held June 22-25 and June 29-July 2. Learn more at : https://wowvbs.live/
  • Webinar: What About VBS in a Summer of Social Distancing? online discussion from April 20, 2020 now available to watch on video
  • LifeWay is offering a free ebook to help churches plan a strategy for VBS during these challenging times. Even if your church doesn’t use LifeWay materials, this booklet offers helpful suggestions which can be adapted for your curriculum. 
  • VBS: What Might it Look Like this Summer? a BGAV blog post with links to what some publishers are offering
  • Free VBS curriculum provided through Baptist Way Press and Texas Baptists

Weekly Bible Lessons and Content for Kids

Family Devotionals

Video Content for All Ages

  • Right Now Media is offering free accounts to access to a portion of their vast library of video content for all ages: View here.

Other Helps

Other Church Resources

In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, churches around the world are having to step back and rethink how “church” can be done. Whether your church is tech-savvy or doesn’t even have an email address, there are resources to help you and your congregation navigate this unprecedented time as a family of faith. There are many, many more available than what you see here, and you can find them yourself using online search engines. We are simply wanting to provide you with a place to start—an abbreviated, categorized list of helpful articles and videos that you may find helpful—all on one web page.

Be sure to bookmark this page and visit it frequently, as we will update it regularly with new resources as they become available.

Church Resources

Ways You Can Respond and/or Request Help

Complete any or all of the forms below as indicated, and we will respond as is appropriate.

My church would like to apply for a BGAV grant of up to $1,000
to help our community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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in our church/community to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Can your church facility function as a small scale feeding site? Share information about your church kitchen and resources.
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Karen Rackett : [staff-title] Karen Rackett
Congregational Field Staff Administrative Assistant
800.255.2428 or 804.915.5000, ext. 2243