OKP 019:  How to Create Empathy for Challenging Kids – Telling Stories and the Power of Yes

OKP 019: How to Create Empathy for Challenging Kids – Telling Stories and the Power of Yes

This week Kim Botto, Director of Kids’ Club and Student Ministries at the multi-site Crossroads Church in Ohio and Kentucky, joins hosts Mike, Gina, and Kellen to share strategies for including kids who may not fit in elsewhere. LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S EPISODE Available on iTunes and Google Play FEATURED ON THIS EPISODE   KIM BOTTO Kim leads the kids and student teams at Crossroads, a church with locations in Ohio and Kentucky. As an adoptive mom, she knows the joys and challenges from a... Read More
OKP 018: Jingle Jam! – Creating a Christmas Party Big Enough for the Whole Family

OKP 018: Jingle Jam! – Creating a Christmas Party Big Enough for the Whole Family

This week Carrie Hood, FX Director at Village Church in Hayesville, North Carolina, joins hosts Mike, Gina, and Kellen to share her experience in launching a Jingle Jam to engage parents and kids in her community. LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S EPISODE Available on iTunes and Google Play FEATURED ON THIS EPISODE CARRIE HOOD Carrie’s involvement in children’s ministry began over 15 years ago with Kidstuf at Buckhead Church in Atlanta. Since then, she has acted in, directed, and produced a variety... Read More
OKP 017:  Helping Parents Win – Make “Partner with Parents” More Than a Catch Phrase

OKP 017: Helping Parents Win – Make “Partner with Parents” More Than a Catch Phrase

Welcome to the Orange Kids Podcast, where we talk kids’ ministry and discuss practical solutions to our weekly challenges. This week Paula Dannielle, Family Ministry Director at Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, joins hosts Mike, Gina, and Kellen to share three tools that can help parents win—as well as the power of a well-placed diaper sticker. LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S EPISODE Available on iTunes and Google Play FEATURED ON THIS EPISODE PAULA DANNIELLE Paula is a native of... Read More
OKP 016:  Ready, Set, Sunday! – Tips for Prepping Your Environments

OKP 016: Ready, Set, Sunday! – Tips for Prepping Your Environments

Welcome to the Orange Kids Podcast, where we talk kids’ ministry and discuss practical solutions to our weekly challenges. This week Lisa Molite, stuff, joins hosts Mike, Gina, and Kellen to talk five ways to prepare your environments for a Sunday morning experience. LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S EPISODE Available on iTunes and Google Play FEATURED ON THIS EPISODE LISA MOLITE Lisa currently serves as the Elementary Director at Community Christian Church in White Marsh, Maryland. She has worked... Read More
OKP 015:  The Art of Group Talk – Lead Better Conversations with Kids

OKP 015: The Art of Group Talk – Lead Better Conversations with Kids

This week Hope Cleveland, seasoned small group leader and professional educator, joins hosts Mike, Gina, and Kellen to talk engaging with kids in small groups. LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S EPISODE Available on iTunes and Google Play FEATURED ON THIS EPISODE HOPE CLEVELAND Hope Cleveland is a second grade teacher in Forsyth County, Georgia. She has a huge heart for serving, leading, and especially for kids! She has served in student ministry as a leader for kids of all ages, and loves connecting... Read More
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