Wow! Karl's podcasts are not only informational but also fun and entertaining. What a creative way to convey what could be on the other hand rather dry information. What a great way for me to stay on top of current trends in children’s ministry. You remind me a great deal of the great Jimmy Nelson and Danny O Day; one of the best Ventriloquist teams ever. Keep 'em coming.
-Mark Thompson Musical Ventriloguist www.markthompson.org
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Kidology has teamed up with Be Still, Be Free to offer a very unique and special event with the needs of women in mind: Breathe.

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Do You REALLY See Your Neighbors?

It's important to see people the way Jesus did. We should not see their faults, but rather see a PERSON!

How to Have a Creative Meeting

Creative meetings are great for any and every kids event you do.

5 Ideas to Stretch Your Creative Muscle

You can get inspiration from anywhere! I hear people say that they are not creative. And I just want to scream at them, “Yes, you are! You just don’t know it yet!”

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it breaks my heart ot hear so many of my peers wrestling with whether or not they can or even should take a Sabbath.

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This is an Object Talk Video created by Karl Bastian that teaches and illustrates the importance of listening carefully to God. Features the Bop-It electronic game.

Moms: Heroes, Hurts and Healing

Here is a video tribute that I made with a local church to honor moms. I would love to get your feedback. We didn't use it with our children but directed it toward the main congregation obviously.

Easy, Fun Interactive Bible Quizzes for Children's Church

A "high-tech" way to do reviews, quizzes, etc. in children's church, that brings kids and adult leaders together in a fun competition.  

Freedom from Sin

This is an Object Talk Video created by Karl Bastian that teaches and illustrates what it means to be Free from the bondage of sin.

Magnify the Lord

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Here is one you could check out that I wrote for my kids years ago: The Day the King Unlocked the Gates....


Last year at our Kids camp we used the story of Andy and the Ants. It was incredible and the response from our kids was overwhelming-36 kids gave thei...

Worship DVD’s or similar

Looking for some insight into great options for kids worship DVD's or other. We are a small church and currently have only a VERY small monthly budge...

Inspired by a Bible Verse?

My children at church LOVE Isaiah 41:10. We learned it by using Seeds and putting motions to it. A week ago we had tornado warnings and when asked ...

Disruptions in Class

Our policy is that if a child brings a friend that is younger, we have the two attend the class for the younger child. We give the child a few weeks t...


We had just finished a 5 week series on Heaven, 2 weeks before this happen. I pulled the last week's lesson called : "Heaven- What will we do there?" ...

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This Summer, kids get ready for an amazing and fun filled adventure .With summer camp galore, your child gets to PLAY,EXPLORE And LEARN like never bef...

Disruptions in Class

I teach a Wednesday night Children's class that is a multi age class, with about 16 kids and we currently have 5 to 11 year olds. For our very small ...


So sorry to hear this. Also missed this traveling, how did Sunday go? Will hold you and your church family up in prayer....

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Walk Through Paper!

In this Kidology Lab, Karl Bastian, the Kidologist - shows you an amazing trick you can do for your kids, with a bonus fun gag that always gets a laugh. Without cutting the edges of a normal piece of paper, Karl will show you how to cut a hole in the paper large enough for an entire person to pass through. Sounds impossible! It is, unless you know the secret.

The Amazing Quarter and Dime trick

In this Kidology Lab, Karl shows you how to pass a quarter through a hole the size of a dime. It's impossible! (Unless you know the secret.) It's a great object lesson on how God can do the impossible!

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Latest Podcast Episodes:

Kidmin Talk #095 - May 1st, 2017
Karl welcome kids pastor Philip Hahn on the show. Like Karl, Philip got his start in kidmin as a child, a kids pastor PK! Both of these guys are passionate about training kids to serve - since they are both in ministry today because they started young! So the topic today is ministry by kids not just to kids!

Kidmin Talk #094 - April 18th, 2017
Kidology invites Canada's Nicki Straza to join Karl Bastian for this episode of Kidmin Talk to discuss how to help kids experience God through our teaching and ministry programming. It's Education vs. Experience.

Kidmin Talk #093 - March 29th, 2017
Karl welcomes Josh Denhart, the creator of Kidmin Science on to the show to discuss how to "lead up" in our ministries. Every leader reports to a leader who oversees them. Learn the secrets of getting what you need from your leader for the benefit of your ministry.

Kidmin Talk #092 - February 23rd, 2017
Special Edition: Karl joined Matt Guevara, executive director of INCM, for a lunch time conversation about VBS and summer outreach during INCM's Web Week.

Kidmin Talk #091 - November 30th, 2016
Karl Bastian is joined on this podcast by two expert communicators. Kidology Coach Barney Kinard and professional magician Johnny Mobley (aka Johnny Magic) were in town for the FCM Conference so Karl sat down with them and asked them to share some insights on how to engage an audience. PLUS, learn about an amazing new School of Magic kit and app from Johnny Magic!

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Starting Out or Starting Over

Here's a Game Plan!

As I start a new ministry this month at a church here in Colorado, I've been reminded of an article I wrote years ago that many leaders have told me was very helpful to them. I read it this week as I needed it myself! 

The article is First Steps as a New Children's Pastor. Whether you are just starting out, or in a place where you know you kinda need to 'start over' - this may be just what you need right now. 

About this article, a CP named Mike said, "Wish someone would have told me this 16 years ago when I started!" Another, Karlie, wrote, "Awesome! Thank you so much. I'm on a break for maternity leave. This is helpful for when I start back up." 

So whether you are starting out or starting again - enjoy these seven steps to having a smooth transition. It was good for me to revisit this twelve years later! I hope you find it helpful too!

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