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Fall Resource Guide

This season brings a lot of scary challenges, but don't fear the fall. Kidology is here to help with our Fall Resource Guide!

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.

Kidology Turns 20!

For 20 years, Kidology.org has remained the leader in content and services for those who minister to kids! Click over to wish Kidology a Happy Birthday!

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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!

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!

It's About Relationship

You can download Karl's NEW eBook today - and the best part is, it's 100% FREE!

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!

Listen to Kidmin Talk!

Check out the free audio episodes in our podcast, Kidmin Talk. C'mon over and open your ears!

 

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!

Kids Bulletins Now Available

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

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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Quotes That Inspire Me

Quotes have a way of succinctly summing up what we are all thinking. Hopefully some of these quotes resonate with you. 

7 Things to Remember When a Parent Expresses a Concern

7 tips to consider when addressing concerns in your ministry.

2 Words To Avoid With Your Kids (And Co-Workers)

Have you ever used "Extreme Language"? We all have. The trick is to become aware when we're doing it, and put an end to it. Otherwise, we might start to believe it. 

What a Difference a Smile Makes!

Do you smile enough? Do you smile at the kids in your ministry enough? Read here about the benefits of smiling...for you and those around you.

What Do These Stones Mean To You?

Do your kids know what God has done in your lives? Set up an "altar" to remind them every day. 

What Type of Kids Pastor Are You?

Do you know your strengths and weaknesses in ministry? Are you surrounded by people who can fill in where you lack? This is how you build a strong kids ministry. 

Why Isn't It Working?

Despite all our best efforts, the kids in your ministry sometimes still stray from the faith. How can we as leaders help keep kids on the right path?

Glad You Found Jesus - Goodbye and See You Around

Once children accept Christ, what does your ministry do in order to keep them growing in their newfound faith?

Do You REALLY Believe in Prayer?

Of course, as Christians we are called to pray in everything. But how big of a role does it really play in your ministry?

5 Things No One Told Me About KidMin

There are a lot of things you will learn once you begin your job as a KidMin. Here are a few that were learned the hard way. If only someone had told me first...

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BLAST Zone ideas needed!

Tom, the link was bad... Kathy, no, its not Awana, its a program we are creating called BLAST zone: ...

BLAST Zone ideas needed!

Hey they have this for ya too: http://www.candyfavorites.com/gold-mine-nugget-bubble-gum Worlds of Wow have all the miner and that type of stickers ...

BLAST Zone ideas needed!

Is your new program an Awana night by chance?...

BLAST Zone ideas needed!

For decorating you could use danger signs, caution tape, mining tools like shovels, picks and set up smaller dig sites. Plastic construction hats coul...

Prize Ideas for Volunteers

We are holding a safety policies and procedures refresher course in a few weeks and I would like to have some fun prizes to give out to the volunteers...

Gold Rush VBS

Does anybody know where we could get a copy of the Answers in Genesis "Gold Rush" VBS kit? I believe this was from 2011....

Bus Ministry Kids- families, etc.

Anyone have any ideas on how to get the bus ministry kids families in church? Our youth pastor has wanted this for a long time and several things have...

BLAST Zone ideas needed!

Rock Candy, Pop Rocks and Pixie Sticks all ordered from Oriental Trading! Keep the ideas coming!...

BLAST Zone ideas needed!

Depending on age hardhats and add stickers each week. Digging for treasure in a sandbox. Concrete form tubes could be used to make huge sticks of dyna...

BLAST Zone ideas needed!

Images of an old miner and a mine car on a track come to mind when I think about your description. I'm not sure how practical it is to build a cole m...


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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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Download My New Book for FREE!

I'm so excited to let you in on a NEW BOOK that David C. Cook just published for me - and the best part is, it's 100% FREE!

Jesus' ministry was all about relationships, and kids loved him! How can we do ministry with kids and families in the same way? How can we close the gap between Sundays by creating real, meaningful, life-changing relationships with parents, kids, and volunteers?

In It's about Relationships, you'll learn:

  • How to connect with kids by thinking like kids
  • The HUGE difference between why you do kid's ministry and why people volunteer
  • Practical ways to make kids feel welcomed and special
  • How to make time in your week to build relationships

Get your free ebook now!

 

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