75. Navigating the Rapidly Changing World of Youth Ministry During a Global Pandemic

75. Navigating the Rapidly Changing World of Youth Ministry During a Global Pandemic

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The world is changing quickly and our daily routines are shifting due to the COVID19 virus that is spreading across the country. But rather than shutting down, youth minsitries all over the country are adapting and continuing to engage students and families in new and innovative ways. In this episode we share our experience navigating these changes over the last week and share some encouraging trends we're already seeing in youth ministry and the Church at large.


  • 00:00... Intro and current challenges
  • 00:50... Our experience after a week of social distancing
  • 04:10... The repositioning of the Church to engage with a new audience in new ways
  • 05:32... Thinking INSIDE the box, getting creative within the constraints you've been given
  • 08:06... Innovative ministry that has already begun
  • 09:08... Surprise guest appearance
  • 09:26... Learning from and sharing resources with other ministries
  • 11:20... Taking advantage of a change in routine
    • 13:05... Draw closer to God
    • 14:04... Focus on your family
    • 15:41... Invest in yourself
    • 16:16... Be the Church
  • 19:05... Wrapping up with a little more encouragement


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Brian Biedenbach

Brian Biedenbach

Brian is the Director of Leader Development for Youth For Christ of Northern Indiana. He is a 20 year youth ministry veteran who is passionate about developing leaders for greater Kingdom impact.

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