Ministry Resources

The information below will help you as you’re reviewing your ministry and looking for ideas that can adapt to your present situation.  Many of them are suggestions on ways you might re-evaluate the way you’re ministering to people.

Prayer

  1. Online Prayer Groups – Similar to the prayer warriors who may be available after church service, you can set-up a Zoom room or a Google Hangout specifically for prayer.  Allow people to enter the room and bring their requests before God in a digital sense.
  2. Prayer Teleconference – The idea of prayer teleconferences if familiar to many.  The North American Division has a list of ongoing prayer teleconferences as well as a list of resources on their Prayer Ministry website.
  3. Whatsapp Prayer – WhatsApp can be used to form a prayer group and allow people stretch across the globe to prayer collectively.  The Centre for Online Evangelism has a resource that explains using WhatsApp for evangelism, but some of the principles can be adapted for a prayer group as well.

How to enage with people during and after the livestream

  1. Online Connection Cards – Setting up a form on your website as a landing page is a great way to think about how to engage people beyond your church’s livestream.  Here is an example of a Connection Card.

Resources for Kids

  1. The Tuis is an animated series about a Pacific Island family living in Northern Australia, designed to introduce the 28 Fundamental Beliefs to children.  It empowers parents to introduce biblical principles to their children and to disciple them.
  2. Bible Study Lessons from Voice of Prophecy for children aged 7-13
  3. The South Pacific Division has included a list of useful websites for ministering to your children, including ideas for Sabbath School, music and activity bags.
  4. Gracelink will give you the church’s Sabbath School lessons for children.  The accompanying videos are short and engaging for young children.  You’ll find lessons here for children from birth to age 9.
  5. Stuck Inside? is a resource created by the Children’s Ministry to give parents ideas of what they can do with their family.
  6. How to Talk to Your Kids about COVID-19 is a printable resource that gives you some biblically based talking points to engage with your kids about the life changes they are experiencing.

Low Tech Options

  1. Phone Prayer Lines – Use phone lines to
  2. Worship outside – Worship in a local park (as allowed) and keep recommended distance from one another but continue to worship together as local regulations allow
  3. Explore nature – Get familiar with nature
  4. Handwrite Cards – Use this opportunity to reach out to friends, members and
  5. Home Church Groups – Create opportunities for home church groups

Small Groups

  1. Home Church Groups
  2. Small group church over Zoom

Mission Stories

  1. Adventist Missions

Bible Study

  1. Sabbath School Lesson Videos by SPD

Check out these resources (non-Adventist)

  1. Steve Fogg on how to get church online – View Resource
  2. Digital Tools for Churches during Corona Virus – A crowdsourced index of useful digital communication tools for church leaders, communications teams and church staff to refer to during the coronavirus outbreak. This is a working document that is being updated regularly. – View Resource