Ideas and resources for online gatherings

Zoom games
It can be great idea to meet with your youth groups via Zoom (our advice on how to do that can be found here) just to play some games and have some fun together. If you are wondering what games would be good to play with a group of teenagers on Zoom, then look no further! This resource offers 20 ideas of games you can play with a youth group on Zoom.

Youthscape offers the free download Together Apart a short series of curriculum resources enabling you to explore life and faith with young people, and is designed specifically for use in the context of an online youth work session.

And some extra help:

At a time when normal routines of worship services and groups are disrupted, ROOTS is offering free resources to use - wherever you are - each week.

It's worth following The Messy Church Facebook page for ideas and advice for remote working, virtual Messy Church and other news.


This great resource from the Church of Ireland has loads of ideas to keep young people busy during this difficult period. Use in conjunction with our advice on creating online community for those over 13

Youth for Christ offers a number of resources for the duration of Covid-19, including tutorials for moving your youth work online.

The Boys Brigade has launched its #BBatHOME programme, which is open to all - regardless of whether they are BB members or not.

Netflix Party
anyone? You can now watch Netflix together, whilst apart, and use the group chat to discuss what you are watching with friends.


 Further reading:

This article from The Church Times explores using Zoom in interactive and engaging ways with children.

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