No matter how frustrating, confusing, or scary this crisis gets, fear doesn't have the final say. 1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” Our hope is built on the perfect love of Jesus Christ, so we've been called to share that love with the world. And that's exactly what we'll be doing in the coming weeks and months as more and more people in our community are in need. Below you will find some great resources for individuals and families during this season we are in. We hope that these can grow and encourage you.
WORSHIP AT HOME OR ON THE ROAD
Need some awesome worship music to listen to during the COVID quarantine? Saddleback church put together a list of songs to bring hope and a reminder of God's promises to us. Click the playlist or here to head to Spotify to check it out.
Zoom is a video conferencing resource that is free and can be downloaded to your computer, tablet or cell phone. We'll be having trainings, movie watching parties, and even worshiping in the Sunday service together. You can even join a small group, or video call friends or relatives. You can find our more info at zoom.us
Common Sense Media is an excellent resource for families to navigate the Coronavirus quarantine. It has a massive list of ideas, resources, games, and educational connections for helping kids keep growing and moving forward while at home. You can find them online by clicking here.
The Bible project is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn to study the bible. Their goal is "Helping people experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus." There are podcasts, study tools, and many other helpful ways to dig in deeper to the word of God. You can connect with them and learn more by following this link.
Plenty of wonderful resources exist to teach children about the Bible. This podcast invites children into an immersive, contemplative experience of the words of Scripture. We make space for their responses and questions, and guide them in a prayerful engagement with the story. And we remember, always, that God is drawing close to us in love as we make space for the Holy Spirit to speak through our sacred text. Check it out here.
We wholeheartedly believe a daily rhythm of seeking intimacy with God has the power to transform lives. That’s why YouVersion creates biblically centered, culturally relevant experiences that encourage and challenge people to seek God throughout each day. You can also download multiple Bible studies and an app for your tablet or phone. Find out more about what they offer here.
Join thousands of Christian families who already subscribe and stream or download our shows and devotionals for wholesome Christian entertainment. This resource is similar to Netflix for Christian entertainment. You can find out more info here.
EASTER RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
I See It productions has designed an interactive PDF for families to experience Easter together and spend time together. We encourage you to check this out. Click here to download it for free.
Faithful Mom's website has a ton of fun Easter activity ideas for kids and families to participate in together. From Easter Egg decorating to crafts and stories you can find a great list of ideas here.
BIBLE READING PLANS
If you're like most of the world we now have extra time and space in our lives to refocus on what is important. The Bible is foundational truth to ground us when life brings it's uncertainties and storms. Below you can find reading plans for 10 days, one month, or one year depending on what you may be interested in. There are thousands of great reading plans through YouVersion or the Bible Project but we wanted to give you easy access to a few!