Fresh Ideas for Summer Ministry and Social Distancing

Fresh Ideas for Summer Ministry and Social Distancing

Show notes

Ready to get out of your house and back to ministry? So are we! Our team came together to brainstorm safe ways to re-engage with students this summer. In this episode we'll share seven of their top ideas to that will help you gather with groups of various sizes.


  • 00:00... Intro
  • 01:04... 7 Ideas for safe social distancing ministry (by group size)
    • 02:42... Groups of 10-15:
      • 02:46... Bonfires and bring-your-own s'mores
      • 03:30... Outdoor movie night
    • 05:18... Groups of 5-10:
      • 05:27... Geocaching and scavenger hunts
      • 07:14... Survival skills training and prepping for the zombie apocalypse
    • 08:05... Groups of 1-4:
      • 08:15... Community service projects
      • 08:56... Interest based group activities (hiking, mtn biking, painting, etc)
    • 10:02... Something for everyone:
      • 10:19... Parking lot progressing meal
  • 12:21... Final thoughts:
    • 12:27... Be intentional with who and how you invitation (avoid open social media invites)
    • 13:22... Continue to provide opportunities for students to continue to engage online
    • 14:09... Overcommunicate all the precautions you are taking


  • Want more info on any of these ideas? We'll get you connected to some leaders who are doing each of these. Send us a message on Facebook!
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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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