Ministry Mind Leadership Podcast

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 two is here!

Meet Kim!

Kim is a Mom, Wife, Leader, Pastor, Hair Stylist, Next Gen Catalyst for ACOP, and someone who loves and serves her community—so you can believe she gets it…

Your life is busy, it doesn’t pause or stop. There’s a lot going on in your world and, at times, that leaves you feeling isolated, alone, that you’re the only one having to pivot, going through transition—needing a word of encouragement.

Kim’s heart is for you! Ministry Mind Leadership Podcast is meant to be a point of connection for you. You who feels the Call of the Gospel, Discipleship, God’s Church, Extending Grace & Igniting Hope…

This beautiful thing called life is threaded with shared experiences, hope in Christ, the work of the Gospel, and inspiration that may come from hearing another person’s story.

A peek inside their hearts…

So, sit down with a cup of coffee and join the conversation between old and new friends—connecting coast to coast! It’s a wonderful privilege to share a little life with each other…

What does it mean to be Ministry Minded?

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Season 2

There’s a lot of “Yes” going on in this conversation between Kim and Mark!

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

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

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

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

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?

If you’d like to get in touch with Cal he can be reached by email: cal@acop.ca

Host Kim Cooper interviews special guest Larry Moore—chatting about what’s worth getting out of bed for every morning, and how God, in His wisdom, transitions us even when we have really good plans of our own!

Time Stamps:

1:00 – Tell us about you

4:46 – Let’s talk about United Youth Outreach

10:59 – The greatest highlight

13:57 – Transition

19:53 – Succession plan

25:18 – How can we pray?

29:00 – What does it mean to be Ministry Minded?