12 episodes

Welcome to ACOP’s Ministry Mind Leadership Podcast where we talk to leaders across our fellowship with the purpose of building connection and engagement. Join your host Kim Cooper, next-gen catalyst for ACOP, and hear stories that will challenge and encourage YOU in your ministry journey.

Ministry Mind Leadership Podcast—Season Three‪!‬ Kim Cooper

    • Religion & Spirituality

Welcome to ACOP’s Ministry Mind Leadership Podcast where we talk to leaders across our fellowship with the purpose of building connection and engagement. Join your host Kim Cooper, next-gen catalyst for ACOP, and hear stories that will challenge and encourage YOU in your ministry journey.

    Season #3 Episode #1 Host: Kim Cooper Guest: Rob Parkman

    Season #3 Episode #1 Host: Kim Cooper Guest: Rob Parkman

    Enjoy this back-and-forth conversation illustrating how important it is to do what God has called us to do, authentically! Impact, influence, and reaching others right where they're at is an important part of being Ministry Minded.
    Time Stamps:
    0:52 - Who is Rob?
    3:04 - Ministry experience and how it's shaped you
    6:00 - Shifting to regional ministry
    10:00 - Mentoring young adults
    14:05 - The next-gen desires mentors
    17:50 - Refuel 23:53 - A generation of worshippers
    25:52 - Not fitting the "box" of ministry
    31:27 - What does it mean to be Ministry Minded?
    Email Rob: robparkman@live.ca and be sure to request a digital copy of his book "Refuel."

    • 35 min
    Ministry Mind Leadership Podcast

    Ministry Mind Leadership Podcast

    There's a lot of "Yes" going on in this conversation between Kim and Mark Gordon! You'll be blessed and encouraged as they talk about the unconventional road to ministry, relationships, and what it means to hear God on the micro level—the everyday.
    Time Stamps:
    1:10 - Who is Mark? 5:16 - What revives your soul?
    6:42 - Everything flows out of relationship
    8:17 - Remembering Stan Powers
    13:38 - The call to ministry
    19:10 - "I knew God would open a door."
    25:07 - Saying "Yes" no matter how crazy it seems
    28:12 - Important note on facilitating mission
    32:39 - Another shift in ministry
    38:09 - Relationship Matters
    42:35 - What does it mean to be Ministry Minded?
    If you'd like to contact Mark, he can be reached through his website: markgordon.ca

    • 48 min
    Ministry Mind Leadership Podcast - Kim Cooper with Mark Buchanan

    Ministry Mind Leadership Podcast - Kim Cooper with Mark Buchanan

    Enriching is the first word that comes to mind as you listen to this powerful podcast with host Kim and her guest Mark Buchanan! They talk and share about the practice of Sabbath, exploring the ideas behind what it is that really replenishes us in our hunger, thirst, and weariness.
    Time Stamps: 1:19 - Who is Mark?
    5:22 - The "rest" of God
    10:00 - What surprised you about Sabbath?
    12:32 - What Sabbath does for us and what it's not
    15:40 - The playfulness of God
    21:05 - Let's wonder about stuff...
    28:10 - The food the disciples knew nothing about
    33:14 - "I just wanted to give you rest, but you wanted to stay busy"
    40:14 - Sabbath, vacation, and sabbatical
    48:05 - Generational differences in practicing sabbath
    51:22 - What does it mean to be Ministry Minded in the context of sabbath?
    Find out more about Mark @ markbuchanan.net

    • 56 min
    Ministry Mind Leadership Podcast Season 2 Episode 4

    Ministry Mind Leadership Podcast Season 2 Episode 4

    You're gonna love this heartfelt conversation—listen as Kim and Dale engage our hearts with vulnerability and grace. They speak openly about how prayer shapes our lives, and how knowing God helps us through the losses and difficulties in life. It's a true encouragement for all of us in our walk of faith—you will be touched and blessed.
    Time Stamps: 0:44 - Tell us a bit about you
    3:55 - "We had this plan"
    8:27 - Everything will be perfect—No!
    12:35 - God's shoulders are big enough for all of the "why" questions
    16:05 - Managing the grieving process while leading in ministry
    24:18 - Salt and light of your love
    25:50 - Next Gen Gathering "teaser"
    31:10 - Political or Priestly
    35:56 - Jesus knew who He was
    38:41 - Submission, surrender, meekness, and humility
    43:24 - What does it mean to be Ministry Minded? If you'd like to contact Dale, he can be reached through email: dale@cfg.church

    • 46 min
    Ministry Mind Leadership Podcast Season 2 Episode 3 with guest Nikolas Amodeo

    Ministry Mind Leadership Podcast Season 2 Episode 3 with guest Nikolas Amodeo

    Join Kim and Nikolas for a friendly conversation about the call to Pastoral Ministry and what it's like to step into a Lead Pastor position at a young age. They share advice and wisdom for all young and "new" ministry leaders—even doing a little bit of preaching towards the end! You won't want to miss the gems of wisdom within...
    Time Stamps:
    1:28 - Get to know Nikolas
    4:55 - The call to Pastoral Ministry
    11:05 - The value of education
    16:00 - Overcoming hurdles
    21: 18 - Advice for new leaders
    26:16 - Honouring the saints in your congregation
    31:58 - "One Thing" Leadership advice 35:09 - What congregations should know 38:55 - What does it mean to be Ministry Minded?
    44:18 - "This Preaches" The life God created us for
    If you'd like to get in touch with Nikolas he can be reached by email: nikolas@dfgc.ca

    • 47 min
    Ministry Mind Leadership Podcast

    Ministry Mind Leadership Podcast

    Kim and Cal chat over the New Church movement, a church planting initiative through ACOP.
    You’ll enjoy this easy conversation between friends, and maybe, your heart will respond the call of the gospel!
    Time Stamps:
    0:45 – Tell us about you
    2:28 – My role with ACOP
    5:01 – The world, the church, and the gospel
    8:34 – Not just theory, but impactful
    12:59 – New Church is…
    15:00 – The vision of 3000
    21:20 – New Church Intensive?
    23:36 – It takes a simple “yes”
    25:07 – What does it mean to be Ministry Minded?

    • 27 min

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