Social Distancing is HARD. We want to help you provide opportunities for your children (and you too!) to have community and activities while being stuck inside. This parenting thing isn't for the faint of heart, so hopefully this page will make it a tiny bit easier.
UPCOMING DIGITAL EVENTS
Because of what is going on in our culture right now, we have shifted gears a bit to help your family still be able to experience all that Vacation Bible School has to offer, but in drive-thru form. We will be hosting a drive through event with stories, crafts, snacks and games - all from the comfort of your car. So invite your neighbors and plan on joining us!
June 23-25, 9am - 11:30am. FREE. More info here.
Join us to talk about how we can make our mothering significant. Meets Thursday mornings at 9:30am. Zoom link here.
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WAYS TO HELP OTHERS
Now that COVID 19 has settled into a new normal many of us are now looking for ways to help others. Here are our suggestions
As Jesus followers, we are called to love our neighbors and here is an awesome way to do just that. Hey, Neighbor! has a card you can print out, fill out, and deliver the cards to your neighbors as a way of letting them know they are not alone and you're willing to help. Here are some coloring pages you can print and give away with your Hey, Neighbor! cards. More information here.
We, as a city, are starting to feel the strain of being socially distant. We are lonely and depression and anxiety are on the rise. Learn how to use ZOOM and host a party, trivia night, dinner for your friends. Here is a tutorial on how to use ZOOM. Here is a list of games you can play over ZOOM.
Texting is our favorite way of talking, but with social distancing in place it is good to actually hear a human voice. Take some time to call someone who is isolated by themselves or doesn't have a lot of family living with them. Here is a list of tips to make it less awkward for you.
We aim to provide age appropriate content. Ventura Missionary does not hold to all the same beliefs as these third party organizations
Here are a few activities that will help keep your children from climbing the walls for a bit
Our policemen, firemen, nurses, doctors, etc are working so hard right now to keep up with everything that is going on in our world right now. Print off these cards, color/write a letter and mail them to any of the addresses listed here to help encourage our community helpers.
SOCIAL MEDIA / APPS
Here are a few Instagram accounts that offer some fun content for kids.
an account for the amazing Jesus Storybook Bible and offers story times of different Bible stories
This is an app by North Point Church that teaches families how to pray.
Here are a few video accounts that offer some fun content for kids.
RIGHT NOW MEDIA
Think of this like a free Netflix of Jesus Content. Learn how to get an account here.
This playlist by Zondervan (a Christian Publishing Company) is full of Bible stories and awesome content for kiddos.
This video based learning helps kiddos gain more understanding about the Bible.
The classic children's Bible has a You Tube channel! Check it out for awesome content to help your kids learn about the Bible.
This You Tube channel has great videos by Phil Vischer (the guy behind Veggietales) that explain all sorts of things about the Bible in a way that kids can understand.
Here are a few non-TV ways to engage your kids
You know how annoying kids songs always get stuck in your head - well here is the perfect list of non-annoying songs that feature scripture so your kiddos are filling their minds with more than just baby shark.
This Spotify playlist is an awesome worship playlist that includes the songs that we listen to in our middle and high school groups.
The Paws & Tales radio drama is heard every week on more than 450 radio outlets in North America and around the world, as well as on the Internet. As a ministry of Insight for Living, the mission of Paws & Tales is to help parents teach biblical theology to their kids through memorable, meaningful stories and music.
This playlist features songs that we play in KidZone as well as at Kids Camp. We have even included THIS years Kids Camp songs as a special preview!