Ep. 02 - Understanding Gen Z (with Katie Prejean McGrady)
The Youth Ministry Mindset Podcast
In Episode 2 of The Youth Ministry Mindset Podcast, a limited series with voices from Alpha and YDisciple, Joshua, Annie, and Jordan continue to discuss how to move from transactional to transformational ministry. Katie Prejean McGrady weighs in with insights into how Gen Z thinks and ways to reach them in a digital world. Join us as we continue the conversation on what youth ministers can do moving into a post-COVID world. SHOWNOTES Introductions -Culture matters more than content. COVID presented us with a new opportunity to reshape the culture of youth ministry in the Church What makes Gen Z tick? 3 different sections of Gen Z: Older and in college, younger and in middle school, & high schoolers -They need affirmation and find it in phones/dopamine from social media -Are black and white on issues, “the wokest generation” - we can learn from them -Misunderstood generation -Looking for an authentic connection. The digital world is the real world now. Dialogue and conversation are happening. We cannot write off phone usage How do we reach Gen Z? -Don't just occupy digital spaces -Try to draw them away into real life and give them the break we know they need. Done out of love, not judgment -Creating connection by seeing them and speaking to them as an individual -Grow in empathy for Gen Z. What are their daily struggles that we may not know? They feel isolated. They are looking for relationships to thrive -They want a church that speaks love and truth but not in an accusing way -See their struggles, reference their social media post. Offer to pray and give resources. Enter into digital space, then pull them out. We can be the one who tells them they are not alone What you would tell volunteers -First, establish trust. “What did you watch on Netflix” want relationship -Want substance. Not afraid to go deeper. Love them as you go there Both/and: Be compassionate but don’t sacrifice truth. The “how” matters Need to draw them into a space outside the digital world where they know they are known and loved We have to listen to people over data, not data over people. Have to be students of this generation Have this conversation with Gen Z, not just youth ministers. The internet is not the enemy. Find appropriate ways to use social media as the avenue to begin relationships Put ourselves in the shoes of young people REFERENCES 1.Ratatouille: The Musical https://ratatousical.com 2. Understanding and Ministering to Millenials and Gen Z by Katie Prejean McGrady https://reviveparishes.com/course/the-generational-divide/ PULL QUOTES 9:23 “We don’t need to just occupy those spaces and shove Jesus stuff in their face there...try to draw them away for some respite.” 15:33 “We are not always on offense. Sometimes we are on defense. And defense doesn’t mean we just roll over and let this kid walk away. It just means that I need to find another way to connect with them. 19:32 “They want a church that speaks love and truth.., but doesn’t do it in an accusatory or attacking kind of way.” 21:13 “I think that is very true of a lot of Gen Zers. They just need somebody to listen to them and process.” 26:53 "A young person wants to know that you see them and love them before they know that you know anything practical about the Church.
Ave Explores Catholicism Around The World With Katie Prejean McGrady
Know the faith. Defend the faith.
My guest today is Katie Prejean McGrady. She is an award winning author, speaker, and host of Ave Explores which is an initiative of Ave Maria Press. In this episode we discuss an additional role that she has taken on as host of a radio show that airs daily on The Catholic Channel on Sirius XM. We discuss the Ave explore series which looks the church from different areas of the world. In this series she interviews individuals from the United States, Canada, Africa, Europe, and South America. Also places in between. I highly recommend that you check our out the series. It is eye opening. Check out the series at https://www.avemariapress.com/aveexplores-catholicism-around-the-world
The big city lights and the hustle and bustle of the urban life is intoxicating! The people, the energy, the food, and the drama can become quite addicting. However, the day to day can become weary and the lack of connection noticeable. When you have spent your whole life in a town where everyone knows your name you long for the familiarity that a great slice of pizza just can’t serve. Even though my guest Katie Prejean is known in big cities and small towns she is a hometown girl at heart. Katie might be the most yearly travelled person I personally known. Even though she has been on some of the biggest stages with the largest crowds she prides herself on changing the smallest of hearts. Katie might be the most well-known name on the Steubenville Conference circuit. She is a well-known author and a voice that the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) listen to respectfully. Yet, it is the love Katie has for the normalcy she has surrounded herself with in her every day. Her perspective about is not only entertaining it is absolutely fascinating. Get to know Katie Prejean and a way you haven’t until now. Two words to describe this fascinating story: JET BRIDGE FB: Katie Prejean IG: katieprejean Twitter: katieprejean Web: katieprejean.com Book: Room 24 and Follow (plus other titles) Follow Liv: 🎉Instagram: @thelivharrison 🎉Twitter: @thelivharrison 🎉Facebook: @thelivharrison Talk To Me Podcast: 🎵 iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/talk-to-me-with-liv-harrison/id1515198165 🎵 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2XPNIZI3OuMN6kHnchvT7v?si=njN5snY-SsaSzXskjqih3g 🎵 Fireside: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZiCiNAg9c9vaAuKdKuX2C?si=9uAB6FuDSpejZNOIve3xjQ Subscribe/Rate Never miss out on the craziness of each episode by hitting the subscribe button RIGHT NOW! Help other people find the show and by sharing this episode on your social media. Thanks! Music Glitter Blast by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4707-glitter-blast License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Wallpaper by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4604-wallpaper License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ A Forte Catholic production. https://www.fortecatholic.comSpecial Guest: Katie Prejean McGrady.Sponsored By:Zelie Beans Coffee Promo Code: talkwithliv
Katie Prejean McGrady: Aspiring Patron Saint of Moms with Toddlers that Wake Up at Midnight
The Nick Longo Show
In this episode, we talk about actually following Jesus vs. just knowing him, how she helped Pope Francis in the process of writing Christus Vivit, and we discover who is the biggest fan of The Office!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thenicklongoshow/message
On this week's show, we explore a fantastic new resource with author and international speaker . Katie is the project manager for , a Catholic speaker and the author of and . She served as one of three delegates for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to the Pre-Synod Meeting on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment in Rome in 2018. About Ave Explores: is a project of to provide insight, ideas, and practical resources to help everyday Catholics better understand the continued importance of the Virgin Mary not only in the Church but our own lives. It will include articles, videos, podcasts, social media exclusives, surprising facts, and resources for classrooms and parishes. Signup is free at . Check out all of our book and movie picks at . For Lisa's speaking schedule visit . Send your feedback to or connect with Lisa on social media @LisaHendey.
FoC 120: Making Mary Your Real Life Mom with Katie Prejean McGrady
The Fountains of Carrots Podcast
Can you believe that after five years of podcasting, we’ve never had a whole episode about Our Lady? But we knew exactly who to have on for this discussion: our friend Katie Prejean McGrady! Katie graduated from the University of Dallas but now lives in Louisiana where she is wife to Tommy and mom to … Continue reading FoC 120: Making Mary Your Real Life Mom with Katie Prejean McGrady →
123: Discipleship as a Modern Feminist ft. Katie Prejean McGrady
The Catholic Feminist
CRAPPY ADVICE: To be a good disciple, you need to sell everything in your house, grab a knapsack, and become a missionary somewhere. GREAT ADVICE: Discipleship does not have to be a formal ministry program, involve selling your iPhone, and happens when people are UNAFRAID. Today’s guest, Katie Prejean McGrady, is a Catholic speaker who’s one of our most requested guests. She’s the author of multiple books, a wife + mama, and has some #THOUGHTS on how to be a disciple as a modern-day feminist. We know we should “follow Jesus” but it’s not like we can pull up our GPS, or even 10 Steps to Living a Life for Christ. It seems so simple: Blessed are the meak! Care for the least of these! Raise up other disciples! But when you add a splash of real-life, it suddenly looks much more complex. But living the life of a disciple is the greatest adventure you’ll ever go on. Today’s episode is brought to you by Select International Travel. Take the adventure of a lifetime and rework your heart towards discipleship by hitting up selectinternationaltravel.com/feminist. Today’s episode is also brought to you by Audible. For a free audio book, head to audibletrial.com/catholic.
#248: Katie Prejean McGrady - Surveys, Belief, and the Real Presence
Outside the Walls
A recent Pew Research Center survey concluded that many Catholics do not believe in the doctrine of Transubstantiation. Katie Prejean McGrady joins me to talk about the tricky and insufficient nature of survey questions, and also talks solutions for increasing the faithful's understanding of this central tenet of the faith. Get an additional 10 minutes of conversation with Katie over on our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/posts/29064626. Katie talks with us about her life on the road, and the particular spirituality which strengthens her practice of the Catholic Faith.