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.
Season Four Reflections
We’ve overcome a number of obstacles and had a lot of fun recording season four of The Saynetwork Podcast. In our final episode of the season, we’ll take a look back at some our favorite moments, guests, stories and even share some behind the scenes insights. Join us for a recap of season four!
A Love Letter to Kettles
If your part of The Salvation Army, chances are you are well acquainted with kettles! In this episode we discuss some of our personal favorite kettle stories and experiences. We’ll explore the role of kettles in our organization and talk about some of the ways we can all pitch in with kettles to help #rescuechristmas. A new Advent resource for kids from Caring Magazine is also highlighted in this episode.
Rachel Bach’s Story
Imagine starting a new job as a youth worker, with a new Corps Officer, in the middle of the Covid pandemic. This was Rachel Bach’s experience when she began as the youth director at the Roseville Corps late last summer. Find out what her experience was like and how she used her passion for children’s ministry to thrive even under challenging circumstances. We also discuss how ‘Jingle All the Way’ rates on the list of epic Christmas movies… or does it make the list?
Preaching and Teaching Fails
Need a laugh today? Join us as we sit down with Captain AJ Zimmerman from the USA Central Territory to talk about some of our biggest preaching fails. From snoring during a sermon to a live chicken walking through the chapel, find out if and/or how we recovered from them. We also reveal what Gen Z’s favorite shoe is. Hint: it might surprise you!
Youth Culture Article link: https://nymag.com/strategist/article/best-sneaker-for-teens-gen-z.html
A Digital Hug
It’s the week of Thanksgiving and we want to dedicate this episode to expressing our gratitude to all of our youth workers across our Western Territory. So many are doing their absolute best and we want to spend this episode saying thank you for what you’ve done and how you’ve been holding up throughout the ups and downs of this season. This episode features the Territorial Youth Department. We also share some tips on how to cook a turkey…from 4th graders.
Reflective Practices for Your Soul
For those of us in The Salvation Army, the holiday season brings both blessings and busyness. How do we find time to spend with the Lord in this season of busyness, holidays, and the pandemic? Captain Harryette O’Brien shares her experience in practicing a variety of spiritual disciplines throughout 2020.
Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/Silencio-Reflective-Practices-Nurturing-Your/dp/0578593688