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I have met many children’s ministers who provided missions education in their program for children. There are few who engage children with regular service projects. My friend, Gina McKean, is a leader and example of serving others. She provides meaningful experiences where kids learn the joy of helping someone else. 

Gina is the Children’s Minister of Portland Avenue Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. She reaches children in lower socio-economic neighborhoods with very diverse family units. She loves and cares so completely- for over 29 years now. Gina shares many ideas through Mr. Mark’s Classroom for other church leaders to use. 

I interview Gina in this episode so you can get a glimpse of her heart and passion to engage kids in the gospel and serving others. Please excuse my gushing over her, but she is a true inspiration to me and so many others.



This post was originally shared on Mr. Mark’s Classroom in October 2017.


Bible Skill Boosters – Green Cycle Bonus Book

The Green Cycle Bonus book is finished! This book is filled with fun games and activities for each of the 25 verses, as well as key passages, and Bible book games. Each idea is like a quick recipe with colorful pictures and simple, quick directions. There are lots of pages in the back you may copy to save you tons of time. This book is only available as a file download so you can use it now and not wait. We are looking forward to a fun year of learning our Green Cycle verses and key passages with these fresh new ideas. We hope you will use them too! Find this NEW Bible Skill Boosters – Green Cycle Book in our store.


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