If you are a pastor or youth director of a church, you may find yourself in a tough position as of late. You want your congregation and church family to be able to gather, interact, and worship together. At the same time, though, you do not want to violate any laws in place or potentially put people at risk of catching the deadly COVID-19 virus. So, the question here is can you have a successful (and safe) youth conference in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic? Learn more about whether this is possible, and then you can decide if you will be putting together a youth conference in the coming years.
COVID-19 Won't Last Forever
There is good news on the horizon when it comes to COVID-19. Two vaccines have been approved in the United States and are in the process of being distributed across the nation.
Now, the country is still in the early stages of vaccination (and two shots are required to be inoculated). But, this does mean that there is a visible light at the end of the tunnel. COVID-19 could be under control sooner rather than later.
So, depending on how you are planning youth conferences, if you are already in the planning stages for 2022 or later, you may be able to go ahead and plan a "normal" conference. COVID-19 won't be the central focal point of the world forever. And it can be controlled eventually.
You Can Do a Telecommunications Youth Conference
If you are more concerned about whether to do a youth conference in the near future, you may be wondering how you can do that safely. The best option is to do a telecommunications youth conference. Using teleconferencing software, you can link all of the youth conference participants together and allow them to be a part of the conference without having to leave the safety and comfort of their own homes.
These teleconferencing apps are amazing. You can do a main conference group as well as breakaway groups for smaller groups to discuss different issues, just as you might have different panels running at the same time at a youth conference. There are so many things you can do with this technology to make your youth conference, albeit different from usual, just as great and impactful.
So, when it comes to the question of whether you can have a successful (and safe) youth conference in spite of COVID-19, the answer is a resounding, "Yes!"
Start planning your youth conference right away.
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