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We know children's ministry moves fast. Sometimes you need a resource, tool, or curriculum ASAP. Kidology is here to help. Your kidmin resource is just a click away!

 

Jammed Packed with Bright Ideas

24 Kidmin Experts share their best ideas for object lessons, crafts, games, worship, missions, teaching, technology, leadership, and more!

Buy USED and SAVE in the Garage Sale

Make your children's ministry dollars stretch farther by shopping for bargains on gently-used items in the Kidology Garage Sale!

Registration OPEN for Yosemite Summit 2015

Yosemite Summit is a 5-day personal sabbatical for male children's pastors that takes place May 17-21, 2015 at Yosemite National Park. Register TODAY!

Kids Bulletins Now Available

Kidsword Children's Worship Bulletins -- available for two age groups -- are $2 off for Kidology Premium Members

Curriculum for Any Church!

Whether you lead in a small urban church, a large suburban church, or a mobile church, you need a curriculum that is unique and flexible. DiscipleTown has what you need!

How do you spell S-A-L-V-A-T-I-O-N?

U-Turn Cards -- new from Karl Bastian -- create an engaging Gospel presentation that illustrate the "Romans Road" salvation message.

Discovering God's Path Curriculum

Discovering God's Path Curriculum is a 3-year reproducible curriculum released FREE on a rotating quarterly basis as a benefit for Kidology Premium Members

Got a Question?

Looking to connect with others in children's ministry?  Spend some time in the Kidology Discussion Forums. You've got questions, we've got answers!

Kidology Open Source Curriculum

Kidology Open Source Curriculum is a FREE set of tools you download, remix, and share with others!  Budget-friendly 3-year curriculum for church, home, & school

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Volunteer eTips - May 2015

A Complete Lesson; Now What?; Punishment vs. Discipline; Make Learning Fun & Interactive

Evaluate, Evaluate, Evaluate

When looking at your ministry make sure you evaluate everything. The 3 easy elements are friendliness, cleanliness, and follow-up.

Best Quotes Ever To Kick You In the Seat and Get You Moving

These are the WORLD’S BEST QUOTES for kicking you in the pants and shoving you into action.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas (To Buy & Make)

Whether you’re looking to create a craft with the kids in your Sunday School (or classroom) or searching for a great gift for your own mother, here are some crafty ideas and some store bought ideas to get you headed in the right direction!

Pajamarama: Mother-Daughter Event Idea

Here's a great idea for a mother-daughter event that you can host at your church. 

21 Conversation Starters To Get Your Family Talking

Use these conversation starters to get your family talking!

Three Things You Probably Didn't Know About Speaking

Do you ever wonder why your message fell flat? Maybe you need to work less on the content and more on the delivery. 

3 Steps to Successful Recruiting

I have 3 steps to help recruit in children's ministry. Know where you are going, know who you are recruiting, and know what's next.  

Playing on God's Team Unit Overview

This is an overview of the GOD'S TEAM series with links to all the lessons.  

Volunteer eTips - April 2015

Turn Spectators Into Participants; Rhythm Transition; Questions That Get Kids Thinking; Code Word Cue

Kidology Forums

Latest Forum Posts

Take Your Life Back From the Church

Glad to hear thins are going well. Be sure to check out this week's podcast on Staying Spiritually FIT, which links to the article this thread is abou...

Take Your Life Back From the Church

Hi Karl, Thanks for checking in. Hubby and I are still at our church-doing what we love, still working in kids ministry. Back in September, our churc...

Kidmin Talk #79 - Keeping Spiritually FIT

NickiC, you hit the nail on the head - ...there is always that "big thing" just around the corner. Does it ever really slow down in Kidmin? As you ...

Kidmin Talk #79 - Keeping Spiritually FIT

I've been the Children's Ministry Director at our church for a year and half now and I really needed this reminder. It's amazing how each time I think...

Take Your Life Back From the Church

jctucker324 - how was that break for you? I know it's been over a year, but wanted to check in with you!...

Kidmin Talk #79 - Keeping Spiritually FIT

This thread is for discussion of Kidmin Talk #079 Welcome to the 79th Kidmin Talk Podcast! Ministry is exhausting - it is draining - it is hectic ...

VBS Follow Up

Thanks Karl! This looks to be exactly what I am looking for! ...

VBS Follow Up

A few years ago I asked a veteran CP to help write VBS follow up templates that can be used through the following year to make the church of VBS follo...

Mothers Day

One great resource for the kids (not so much for them to give their moms) are these booklets from DiscipleLand, very well done and fun to read....

#102 OT Overview: Lessons 1-10

Julia, Thanks so much for taking time to share how the Open Source is blessing your ministry! I'm so glad you found it. Let me encourage you to join...


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New in Online Training

Secrets of Effective Kid Communicators

10 Secrets of Effective Kid Communicators


Tips for Teaching All Ages

This was a volunteer training session in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in 2014. The topic is ministry to kids of all ages - from nursery tips (how to quiet any crying baby) to preschool and grade school tips for relating to and teaching children.


The Vanishing Salt Shaker

Amaze the kids the next time you eat out by making the restaurant's salt shaker pass right through a solid table! No secret props, use only materials at the table. It's a fun way to connect with kids the next time you eat out!



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New in the Resource Directory

TTPM
TTPM offers expert reviews along with price comparisons and availability for the best playthings.


KidSpot Inc.
KidSpot is more than a curriculum. It's all the resources you will need to create an unforgettable day camp experience for your kids!


Mr. Heath Music
It's children's comedy hour with Mr. Heath! If you want children's entertainment that's fun, faith-focused, engaging and interactive you should definitely hire Mr. Heath.


Impress Kids
Impress Kids is a Bible memory solution for this generation of children. We are leveraging Web and mobile devices to make Bible memory as effective as possible.

Impress Kids is in Christian churches, homes, and day schools, and everywhere else boys and girls around the world are becoming followers of Jesus Christ.


Heart of Holiness
Heart of Holiness offers services to local churches all throughout the US. We offer coaching for children, youth, and family ministries. In addition to these, discipleship coaching and seminars.



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Latest Podcast Episodes:

Kidmin Talk #079 - May 5th, 2015
Ministry is exhausting - it is draining - it is hectic and dangerous to the soul of those who seek to minister to others. Like a sponge that needs regular refilling in order to pour out, Karl shares three "secrets" to keeping spiritually F.I.T. They are lessons often learned the hard way - you'll be challenged and quipped to get refilled again!


Kidmin Talk #078 - April 14th, 2015
Learn how to become an amazing story teller through practical tips and sample stories you will love! Also, get in early on Karl's new Minecraft World your kids can play in.


Kidmin Talk #077 - February 24th, 2015
Karl reveals 10 Practical Tips for connecting with kids. Learn the secrets of forming meaningful friendships with kids so you can have a lasting impact while seeing your effectiveness as a teacher improve.


Kidmin Talk #076 - January 29th, 2015
By popular demand, Gus is back as Karl shares "The Three Secrets" for being an effective teacher/minister to kids. Apply these, and something amazing will happen soon in your kidmin!


Kidmin Talk #075 - November 25th, 2014
Karl shares some of his secrets for connecting with kids as they arrive at church using humor, props and strategic questions.


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From The Kidologist, Karl Bastian

I recently got to hang out with Michelle Anthony at a conference, and was excited to learn more about this amazing event called The Gathering! I can’t make it this year, but I’ve penciled it in for the following year!

My friends Greg Baird, Keith Ferrin and others will be there with the goal of pouring into YOU!

This is a conference focused on spiritual formation and family ministry.

You’ll be given the chance to collaborate with other ministry leaders and leave with practical ideas you can use right away in your church!

You can choose from 2 locations, Costa Mesa, CA and Chicago, IL. But don’t wait to register…seating is limited.

Come be inspired, refreshed and renewed at The Gathering! You’ll be glad you did!

 
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