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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!

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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It's About Relationship

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NoDuh, the Wise One

Teach the spiritual disciplines with NoDuh, an 11-part series of 5-minute high-resolution videos that challenges kids areas of fasting, simplicity, and more.

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Discovering God's Path Curriculum

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Kidmin Talk #084 - May 9th, 2016
Learn what tech Pastor Karl uses to keep on top of a busy children's ministry. To survive in kidmin leadership, you MUST become a master of administration, organization and management - even if those aren't your strongest areas. Karl shares six techy tools that help him stay on top of the daily demands!

Kidmin Talk #083 - April 19th, 2016
It doesn't take long as a kidmin leader to figure out that children's ministry isn't all fun and games. In fact, it can be downright discouraging. How do you keep yourself "up" and be an encouragement to others when you yourself are facing challenges that fight to pull you down. Kids Ministry isn't for wimps... let Pastor Karl share some secrets to survival in children's ministry.

Kidmin Talk #082 - December 22nd, 2015
As we head into a New Year, learn the powerful secret to making your dreams and goals come true in the months ahead. We all want to improve and be better at who we are and what we do - this podcast will empower you to do just that!

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!

Kidmin Talk #080 - October 30th, 2015
What can Kidmin's learn from the Saga of Star Wars? Surprisingly, because of it's massive success, Star Wars almost didn't happen. George Lucas stuck to a vision he had, despite incredible odds, and prevailed. The rest is history. What is the lesson for us who lead kids ministires?

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What Re-Creates You?

How Often Do You Pause to Reconnect With God?


Almost ten years ago I was at a breaking point. While everything around me appeared to be going awesome, inside I was dying. I was the last person to recognize that I was doing too much, going too fast and juggling more than was possible or healthy. Then I was challenged by a pastor, “What re-creates you?” He redefined recreation as re-creation – something that would forever change my life.

Up until that day I had declared my occupation, my vocation and my recreation were all one and the same: Children’s Ministry. I considered recreation to mean the same as fun – and what is more fun than ministry to children? But re-creation?!? Wow. Ministry is exhausting, it is draining, and it is continual output. I realized I was not allowing anything to re-create me!

The challenge was made: Find out what re-creates you, and ruthlessly schedule it into your life. That was when the dream of Yosemite Summit was born. One month from now I’ll be heading to my 9th annual Summit with six other pastors. A week of hiking among God’s Creation unplugged from the outside world may or may not be what will re-create you, and that’s fine. But you must figure out what WILL re-create you and then schedule it without excuses. You CAN do it.

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