STAY BUSY and grow

Below are a list of links that may be helpful for you during the COVID-19 crisis. Please note that all links below will take you to external websites. We are not responsible for the content of the external resources and they might change without warning. We are providing this as a service to help you and your family as many of us spend time at home.

Faith Resources for adults

Live Stream Services: Join us online on Sundays at 10:00am. We’ll provide a platform that will allow you to grow in your faith and connect with others.

YouVersion Bible App: A free app that allows you to read dozens of translations of the Bible, as well as read plans created to help you through various challenges and situations. Below are a few recommended plans:

  • Promises of God: 28 day plan focusing on what God promises for us in His Word
  • From Anxiety to Peace: 6 day plan that helps you find peace in Jesus
  • Making Time to Rest: 5 day plan to help you prioritize and grow closer to God
  • Psalm 23: 6 day plan from Time of Grace based on Psalm 23
  • Job: 5 day video devotion plan from Time of Grace to support you in tough times
  • Devotions Based on Chris Tomlin Music: YouVersion offers several devotion plans, ranging from 3 to 7 days, based on albums released by Chris Tomlin. Each day of these has a devotion based on a song and a Scripture reading. (It’s fun to play the song from YouTube first, too!)

Time of Grace: This website has written blogs, video devotions, and tons of other great resources to help you grow in your faith. You can subscribe for daily emails, or follow on your favorite Social Media channel.

NorthCross in Prayer: This is our church’s Facebook group where you can share prayer requests and encouragements.

WELS Devotions: Devotions provided by our church body for different groups and interests. You can sign up for emailed daily devotions here.

Faith Resources for Kids

The Bible App for KidsA free app from the makers of YouVersion which gives kids an interactive journey through the major stories of the Bible.

YouVersion Bible App: While there are great plans for adults, there are also amazing reading plans for families to do together! Here are a few plans you might consider:

  • How Great is Our GodA 7-Day Journey Through the Universe with God, published by Louie Giglio. Each day shares scientific facts about our world or universe, places these wonders in a faith context, provides a guided prayer, and a Scripture lesson.
  • Indescribable: A 7-Day Journey about God and Science, published by Louie Giglio. Each day shares scientific facts about our world, places these wonders in a faith context, provides a guided prayer, and a Scripture lesson.
  • Count Your BlessingsA Keys for Kids 7-day devotional. Each day has a story of a kid learning about blessings, a prayer, and a Scripture lesson.
  • He is RisenThis 5-day devotion includes a video, lesson, and Scripture reading which walks kids through the events of Holy Week.
  • Heroes of the Old Testament: This 25-day devotion includes a video, lesson, and Scripture reading for each day. It shares the stories of the Old Testament in kid-friendly ways.
  • One in a MillionThis 7 day devotion from Elevation Kids includes songs and lessons to help kids see how important they are to God.

NorthCross Kids PageWhile we are unable to meet in person at church, we’ll be posting weekly resources for you to help your kids grow in their faith.

Parenting Tools

Parent Cue: This app provides parents with resources and information to support their kids emotionally and spiritually, based on their developmental age.

Vroom: An app for parents of children aged 0-5; provides resources and tips for helping develop your child’s brain in these formative years.

Focus on the Family – COVID-19 Resources: This resource contains family devotions, parenting resources, and marriage support, tailored to the current situation we’re all facing.

Activities for Kids and Parents: This is a great list of 50 activities that families can do together as they have extra time to fill.

Physical fitness & outdoors

50 Free Workouts from Home: A list of links to free workout videos you can use at home. List includes cardio, yoga, barre, and more.

Strength-Training Exercises for Kids: This list from Parents Magazine can provide you with some workouts you can do with your children.

9 Best Exercise Videos for Kids: YouTube video links to videos that provide age-appropriate workouts for kids.

50 Fun Things to Do Outside with Kids as a Family: A list of great activities you can do in your own backyard!