Mark Howell serves as Pastor of Communities at Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas, NV. He founded SmallGroupResources.net, offering consulting and coaching services to help churches across North America launch, build and sustain healthy small group ministries. He spent four years on the consulting staff at Lifetogether and often contributes to ministry periodicals such as the Pastor's Ministry Toolbox and ChurchCentral.com.
When both his parents were hospitalized, Young Life leader Tyler Olen Marcus reached out to his friends on Facebook to pray for their recovery from coronavirus. More than 800 people commented that they were joining with Tyler's family for the much-needed miracle.
It's important to prepare yourself to have conversations with children about what is happening so you're prepared for answering kids' questions. One of the questions you may be called upon to answer is WHY is God allowing this to happen?