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
In our final episode of the season, the youth department staff breaks down an article that discusses current and future trends of Gen Z.
Gen Z Trends:
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.
New Wheels: A Big Heart in a Small Town
Leadership Development Armory
Gen Z Reshaping the Internet
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.
Barna Research - The Open Generation:
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.
Homeless Family Finds Home:
Gen Z and Cellphone Use:
Irvine, CA Helium Balloon:
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.
Gen Z and Fast Fashion:
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.