updated on 3.16.20 at 10:22am CST

Having worked for the church in a rural area for the past ten years and while striving to share and teach what I’ve learned to others across the country, I’ve discovered some incredible resources to help gather, teach, and grow online.  Given the current circumstances throughout the world, I thought I would share with you my list of resources that I’ve found to be most helpful in doing so.

Note: I’ll maintain a quick list recommendations and ideas I’ve received from others at the bottom.

Also note that some of these links are affiliate links which means I will make a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if you make a purchase or sign up.  

Online Teaching and Meeting Platforms

Teachable – I use Teachable to create and sell online courses and to organize lessons.  You can see how I use it here.  This would be a great tool for schools and churches looking to put curriculum online and need to track progress.

Zoom – This is the more professionally used conferencing and meeting platform if you’re looking to host larger groups of people.

Google Meet – This is what I typically use for meetings of no more than 4-6 people.

Skype – One of the most popular online meeting tools.

Catholic.Social – A new platform that’s free of ads, easy to create groups, start discussions, etc.

Great Online Resources from Catholic Publishers

YDisciple – Some of the best content online geared towards young people.

Formed.org – It’s like Catholic Netflix!

Ascension Presents – An extremely simple way to offer at least something each week during this time is to get your small group to sign up at Catholic.Social, post a weekly video from Ascension Presents and discuss it online!  We have several groups doing this already!

ProjectYM – has launched ProjectYM Live – a youth ministry offering that will be online!

Dynamic Catholic – has a TON of free online resources.  Probably their most popular is Decision Point.

Content Specific to COVID-19 and Our Faith

Other Miscellaneous News

Other People’s Lists!

I’ve reached out across the interwebs for other ideas and news and will add to this as I get more.  Check back!