OKP 023:  Thrive or Die? – Building a Strong Volunteer Culture

OKP 023: Thrive or Die? – Building a Strong Volunteer Culture

This week Tivo McCrary, NextGen pastor at Cornerstone Church in southern Illinois, joins hosts Mike, Gina, and Kellen to share his experience in building a strong volunteer culture. LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S EPISODE Available on iTunes and Google Play FEATURED ON THIS EPISODE TIVO McCRARY Tivo has been working in Next Generation Ministry since he was 13 years old. He has a passion for engaging the Next Generation and leading them into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. Tivo... Read More
OKP 022: Helping Kids Navigate Anxiety – Naming the Worry Monster

OKP 022: Helping Kids Navigate Anxiety – Naming the Worry Monster

This week Sissy Goff, Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee, joins hosts Mike, Gina, and Kellen to share tools for helping kids process anxiety. LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S EPISODE Available on iTunes and Google Play FEATURED ON THIS EPISODE SISSY GOFF SISSY GOFF, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP is the Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee, where she works alongside her counseling... Read More
OKP 021: Celebrate Your Volunteers! – Make It Personal

OKP 021: Celebrate Your Volunteers! – Make It Personal

This week Jenny Zimmer, longtime kidmin leader and preschool teacher from So Cal, joins hosts Mike, Gina, and Kellen to share ideas for showing appreciation to your volunteers during the holidays—even if you have a lack of appreciation for Pinterest! LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S EPISODE Available on iTunes and Google Play FEATURED ON THIS EPISODE JENNY ZIMMER Jenny has been in ministry for almost 20 years, serving as Children’s Director and Director of FX out in Southern California. She is... Read More
OKP 020: Engaging Kids in Worship – Leave Your Pride at the Door

OKP 020: Engaging Kids in Worship – Leave Your Pride at the Door

This week Jenna Kuykendall—singer, songwriter, and worship leader based in Birmingham, Alabama—joins hosts Mike, Gina, and Kellen to share her experiences engaging kids of all ages in worship. LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S EPISODE Available on iTunes and Google Play FEATURED ON THIS EPISODE JENNA KUYKENDALL Jenna is a singer, songwriter, and worship leader based in Birmingham, Alabama. She loves being a part of the songwriting team for Orange’s First Look curriculum, and is passionate about... Read More
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
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