Parents, consider this article, packed with resources, that was published by our parent company. We hope it can help as you navigate communicating with your child about current events and future events. We are thinking of our Camp Family during hard times when tragedy strikes around us.
-The Ridgecrest Summer Camps Team
Unsure how to respond or minister to people after a mass shooting? These resources can help.
Sin has broken everything. When tragedy strikes in the form of a school shooting, it reminds us of this harsh reality and wrenches our hearts no matter how close or far we may be from the people and communities affected by the violence and grief. Because of the world we live in today and the speed and unfiltered nature of our access to news around the world, school shootings and other tragedies require us to be ready to counsel and lead our churches and loved ones through these situations at a moment’s notice.
Whether you are counseling a family member of a school shooting victim, having a conversation with a child about a news report he or she saw on television, or taking preventative measures to protect your church from a similar tragedy, we want to help. Following is a collection of articles, Bible study discussion guides, video training, and podcasts to help you, your churches, and your families.
(Article adapted from LifeWay.com – https://www.lifeway.com/en/articles/how-to-offer-help-and-counsel-after-a-mass-shooting)
How To Talk With Your Kids And Teenagers About School Shootings
The Lord is Close to the Brokenhearted
Helping Children Cope with Grief
Guiding Children During Crisis
Bible Study Discussion Guides
God’s Embrace in Our Grief: Psalm 116
Suffering Well with Others: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7
Helping Hurting Kids and Their Families
Church Security with Ron Aguilar
For the next two weeks, the Church Safety and Security training on Ministry Grid is available for FREE. Select a training below and log in with your LifeWay ID or register for a free account. Then click the “Add To My Tasks” button in the description to get started.
The training includes: