VIRTUAL MINISTRY RESOURCES - Salvation Army Canada



Focus Onscreen Title Graphic

We’re moving from sunscreen to onscreen! This virtual camp resource allows ministry units to connect with their campers, host a week of onscreen camp with them, and follow up with the home after each day! Using the theme of FOCUS, from the Orange VBS material as a Bible base, and surrounding it with games, crafts, cabin group activities, and some other traditional camp features, staff and volunteers can engage groups of campers in a unique five-day camp experience from their homes. The at-home components encourage daily follow up and an unprecedented opportunity to connect the family into what happens at camp on a daily basis. 

The Camp Onscreen resource is designed as a five session virtual camp experience for kids in grades 1-6, hosted on Zoom, with each session running about 2 hours. We suggest running a full week of Mon-Fri camp, or choosing one weekday and running camp on that day for five consecutive weeks. 

Because of the use of graphics, video components and adapted ideas from the Orange Focus VBS material, running Camp Onscreen requires the purchase of a Focus VBS access code ($179 USD).  

To access the resource in 3 easy steps:

1. Send an email to Canbda_youth@can.salvationarmy.org, requesting access - give us the email address you want the code registered to. We’ll purchase the access code on your behalf and have the charge billed to you directly from THQ. 

2. We’ll send you a dropbox link containing everything you need to run Camp Onscreen, including all video & media content from Orange, all together in one place. If you were to open only this dropbox, you would have everything you need…BUT...

3. You will also receive an email from Orange which contains an access code to their Focus VBS material, both their standard version and their online adaptation for 2020. If you want to see a ton of additional VBS material on this theme, go ahead and use the access code from Orange to browse through the Focus resource and see if there's anything else you might like to use in your setting. 

We get it - it’s not exactly the same as being together at camp. But we hope this will be helpful in connecting your campers to each other and to Jesus this summer. Together, let’s take a closer look as we FOCUS on him!


Middle & High School

Here’s your FREE curriculum + a guide for a digital service! 

We hope this helps as you navigate the new reality of reaching students digitally every week. We're in this together and we're grateful for what you do every week. 

Click on your age group below to download, or choose both! Heads up—they're big downloads so give it some time!

[XP3 Middle School]
[XP3 High School]

Then, download the Digital Experience Guide to get started contextualizing.

[Digital Experience Guide]


252 Virtual Small Group Guides *NEW*: 
Orange has developed virtual small group guides for leaders wanting to connect directly with the children in their ministries. Simple activities, ideas and guides for how to make small group time interactive, that connect with each week’s video Story & Worship Experience lesson content (links found on our READY@HOME page). [HERE]


Ready to Serve:
These are modules from our Ready to Serve discipleship program.  Each week’s material includes a PowerPoint slide show with the video clips from the RTS Command Centre and a PDF file with the mission (lesson) material for you to prepare and use at home with your recruits (your children).

"Making the Best Choices" Module: [HERE]
"Who is this Jesus?" Module: 
[HERE] 
"Faith Heroes" Module: [HERE]


Ready to Serve Recruits
Are you running READY to SERVE remotely? Use the My Squad page to post messages, prayer requests, and notes of encouragement. "RTS Recruits" will find activities, devotionals, memory verse challenges, and more to do at home!



Anxiety Conversation Guides for Leaders:
Preschool  -  Elementary  -  Middle School  -  High School


Crisis Conversation Guides for Leaders:
Preschool  -  Elementary -  Middle School -  High School



Helpful Links:

20 Ways to Digitally Connect with Kids During the COVID-19 Pandemic

30 Ways to Digitally Connect with Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

4 Things That Are Better About Digital Ministry



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