Kidology has been a tremendous blessing to our ministry. With your help we have put together chapel programs that have helped us creatively present the Gospel message and more than 50 children have come forward to pray and ask God into their hearts and lives this year. Keep up the great work - we need your creative, exciting material.
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Andy and the Ants Companion Lesson

 A new companion lesson is available for Karl's book, Andy and the Ants. Use ants to teach kids about the incarnation!

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The Christmas story has never been so memorable or unique!

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Jammed Packed with Bright Ideas

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We Are All Adopted!

Father's Day Single Lesson from Karl Bastian explores Bible characters that were adopted and illustrates adoption as a picture of salvation for everyone!

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.


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Andy and the Ants Companion Lesson

A parable of the incarnation of Christ, Andy becomes an ant to warn his ant friends that a bulldozer is going to destroy them. He offers a way for them to escape. Some listen and others don't believe. A powerful story that makes the incarnation of God into a man understandable to children.

Blindfolded Race

A fun game to play in a medium to large size group.

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Do you teach the kids in your ministry about the big words? Or do you shy away? Here are some great reasons to attack these words head on.

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Discovering God's Path Curriculum: Lesson #66 - Gone to the Pigs

Jesus gives us new life

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Hear God's Word, accept it, and understand it.

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Have faith in Jesus, who is able to forgive and heal us.

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Kidmin Talk #081 - November 30th, 2015
One of the basic responsibilities of a children's ministry leader or teacher is to equip children to use their Bibles. Long after we are gone, the Bible will be available to help kids, if we have trained them to use it. In this podcast gain some practical ideas for making the Bible exciting to kids!

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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!

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Andy and the Ants

Now Available as a Companion Lesson

My Andy and the Ants story has been a favorite on Kidology for decades! A few years ago I published it as a soft cover book in response to a Kidology member who offered to illustrate it for the children in her church. This year, another children’s pastor offered to write a companion lesson so he could use it at his church as a Christmas lesson. I love collaborating with Kidology members who share my passion for reaching and teaching children with the Good News of Jesus!

So, I’m excited to let you know that you can now purchase the book and the companion lesson on Kidology! It includes a PowerPoint of the book illustrations to project on the big screen while narrating the story. Also included is a take home sheet to encourage the kids to witness about Jesus to their friends. 

If you're a Kidology Premium Member, you can download this companion lesson for FREE in our zones! If you're not already a Premium Member, you can join today!

This Andy and the Ants Companion Lesson provides the perfect way to help kids understand the wonder of the incarnation this Christmas.

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