GenZ: The Generation The Church Isn't Talking About with Amy-Jo Girardier [Podcast]

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The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, Holly talks with Amy-Jo Girardier, Girls Minister and Student Missions Coordinator at Brentwood Baptist Church in Nashville.

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Amy-Jo Girardier is the Girls Minister and Student Missions Coordinator at Brentwood Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Originally from Springfield, Illinois, Amy-Jo graduated from Southwest Baptist University and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to pursue a master's degree in Christian Education.

She is the author of a new bible study for girls called Faithful One: A Study on 1 and 2 Thessalonians for Teen Girls released with LifeWay. She also is the founding editor of GirlsMinister.com, a website created to connect and resource girls ministers, moms, and youth workers engaged in the girls ministry conversation. Amy-Jo serves on the LifeWay Girls Ministry leadership team and The Youthworker Journal advisory team.

Amy-Jo talks with Holly about:

  • Being called to be a Girls Minister and Student Missions Coordinator
  • Specific challenges facing Generation Z versus Millennials
  • How to provide the opportunity for students to take ownership
  • Applying generational wisdom when building a staff team
  • How church leaders can better reach Generation Z

 

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Amy-Jo Girardier

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Quotes from Amy-Jo:

Generation Z does not believe that the American dream is possible. Tweet: Generation Z does not believe that the American dream is possible.
@amyjogirardier http://bit.ly/1UXQMRB via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

Millennials are looking for purpose, and GenZ's are finding hope in themselves. Tweet: Millennials are looking for purpose, and GenZ's are finding hope in themselves. @amyjogirardier http://bit.ly/1UXQMRB #Vandercast

GenZ's don't want to be sectioned off.Tweet: GenZ's don't want to be sectioned off. @amyjogirardier http://bit.ly/1UXQMRB via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

Research should be done alongside parents and volunteers.Tweet: Research should be done alongside parents and volunteers. @amyjogirardier http://bit.ly/1UXQMRB via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

Generation Z is communicating in pictures, not words. Tweet: Generation Z is communicating in pictures, not words. @amyjogirardier http://bit.ly/1UXQMRB via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast