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.
Closer (Season 5)
Here we are at the end of Season 5! We hope you’ve enjoyed the topics, guests, and conversations we’ve had this season. We’d love to know your thoughts. Please reach out to us on Instagram or Facebook @saynetwork with any thoughts, ideas, topics, questions, or guests you’d like to see for the next season. Thanks for tuning in to The Saynetwork Podcast!
An Honest Conversation About Church (Bonus Episode)
In a special bonus episode, we sit down with a panel of young adults to find out their thoughts about leadership, the church, youth ministry, and what the Salvation Army is getting right in these areas. Our special guests are Noelle Stewart, Lanayah Wild, Ruben Reyes, and Josh Kistan.
Growing Up with Social Media (S5, E9)
Experts have long blamed social media use for the rise of mental health issues like depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior in young people. In this episode we discuss a Time Magazine article that highlights ways young people can curb the effects of social media. We also highlight some exciting Salvation Army opportunities for young adults.
Service Corps Application:
Revolution Hawaii (Rev Hi)
Mental Health & the Workplace (S5, E8)
No matter how much we love our job, we all face challenges in the workplace that can affect our mental health in some way. MSW and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Blake Lanier, joins us to discuss what a healthy workplace culture might look like, signs of burnout, how to find a therapist, and ideas on building a healthy emotional resilience/mental fortitude to face workplace challenges. We highlight the Learning to Love resource and have some exciting news to share about the next LTL series.
The Art of Finding a Good Therapist:
Learning to Love Series:
Friendship & the Political Divide (S5, E7)
Can political divide cause rifts in our friendships? Isabel Fairclough helps us explore how we can navigate through these difficult conversations. We also highlight the unique way The Salvation Army is helping nearly 50,000 Afghan refugees displaced by the crisis in Afghanistan this past summer.
Harvard Institute of Politics Youth Poll:
News Sources Among Millennials & GenZ:
Salvation Army Aides Afghan Refugees:
Captain Anthony Barnes’ Advice on Navigating Disagreement:
Social Media & Mental Health (S5, E6)
There is a whole generation of youth who have been raised never knowing a world without social media. In this episode we explore how this might negatively impact youth and young adults today. We also highlight the story of ARC graduate James Ihreg who recently completed the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail hike.
McLean Hospital Article:
The Social Dilemma Netflix Documentary:
Salvation Army Highlight: