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Online Bible Discussions Keep Teens Connected

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Online Bible Discussions Keep Teens Connected

Six consecutive Friday night Bible discussions were held from late June through July, in two different time zones across the U.S.

Teens picked the time zone of their choice. Each teen camp director pre-recorded a 40-minute study for each week based on the theme from Ecclesiastes 12:1: “Remember Your Creator in the Days of your Youth.”

Teens logged on to uyc.ucg.org, entered the password and everyone viewed the video together. Then participants were divided according to their ages into Zoom chat rooms. A 30- to 40-minute interactive Q&A followed. Teens could participate and communicate with others during the discussion.

It was a pleasant surprise to see teens participate not only from the U.S., but also from Canada, the Caribbean and even India. The attendance each Friday night averaged around 120. These Zoom Bible discussions were a way to bring teens together during this unusual summer, and they also reminded us how much we look forward to attending camp in person next summer!