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If you're a leader, staff, or volunteer involved in Youth Ministry, this is the podcast for you. If you're looking for tips and tricks or do's and don'ts then stay tuned for a honest conversations with real folk who've spent a good part of their lives involved in youth programing/ministry. The Saynetwork podcast is here to help you through your challenges and hopefully give you some shortcuts whenever possible.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
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If you're a leader, staff, or volunteer involved in Youth Ministry, this is the podcast for you. If you're looking for tips and tricks or do's and don'ts then stay tuned for a honest conversations with real folk who've spent a good part of their lives involved in youth programing/ministry. The Saynetwork podcast is here to help you through your challenges and hopefully give you some shortcuts whenever possible.

    Gen Z Trends

    Gen Z Trends

    In our final episode of the season, the youth department staff breaks down an article that discusses current and future trends of Gen Z.
    Show Notes:
    Gen Z Trends:
    https://bloggingtips.com/gen-z-trends/

    • 31 min
    Josh Cowing

    Josh Cowing

    In this episode, we spoke with Josh Cowing (THQ West Director of Multimedia Ministries) about his start in podcasting, the power of story, Gen Z’s declining use of social media, enlisting young people to help with media in your corps, how cellphones now can be used as a programming idea in your youth group, Indian Jones themed capture the flag, and an embarrassing teenage story. 
    Show Notes:
    New Wheels: A Big Heart in a Small Town
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvpA8nWCzqQ
    Share Change
    www.helpsharechange.org
    Leadership Development Armory
    www.sayconnect.com/armory
    Gen Z Reshaping the Internet
    https://petapixel.com/2022/07/27/gen-z-are-using-social-media-less-reshaping-the-internet-report/
     

    • 44 min
    Captain Emmanuel Masango

    Captain Emmanuel Masango

    In this episode, we spoke with Captain Emmanuel Masango (Territorial Youth Secretary) about youth programs in Zimbabwe, an encouraging Barna Research study on young people, the power of sharing your story, great youth group games, pranks in the corps van, and a camp program that took an unexpected turn.
    Show Notes:
    Barna Research - The Open Generation:
    https://www.barna.com/the-open-generation/
     

    • 47 min
    Emily Anderson & Summar Bussey

    Emily Anderson & Summar Bussey

    In this episode, we invite back Emily Anderson (Caring Magazine’s Social Media Editor) and Summar Bussey (Christians Education Director) to discuss cellphone habits, the struggle of making friends as an adult, finding a good mentor, our youth group experiences growing up, strategies to keep young adults attending the congregations, an inspiring SA news piece, and creating live action board games for youth programs. 
    Show Notes:
    Homeless Family Finds Home:
    https://caringmagazine.org/homeless-family-finds-home-salvation-army-seattle/
    Gen Z and Cellphone Use:
    https://explodingtopics.com/blog/gen-z-trends
    Irvine, CA Helium Balloon:
    https://www.cityofirvine.org/great-park/great-park-balloon-carousel
     

    • 45 min
    Carmen Magdaleno

    Carmen Magdaleno

    In this episode, we invited Carmen Magdaleno back to discuss the international congress, fast fashion, Gen Z’s love for thrifting, thoughts on lock-ins, amusement parks, scavenger hunts, and progressive dinners.
    Show Notes:
    Gen Z and Fast Fashion:
    https://phys.org/news/2022-08-members-sustainable-fast-fashion.html

    • 41 min
    Envoy Dave Witthoff

    Envoy Dave Witthoff

    In this episode, we're joined by Envoy Dave Witthoff to discuss fun times at WYI, youth department pranks, Gen Z's food preferences, spiritual disciplines, Corps vans falling apart, and Jim's depressing 16th birthday.
     

    • 42 min

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