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ALL NEW Christmas Bible Bingo

REVISED AND UPDATED for 2014! Christmas Bible Bingo is designed to help kids remember the "reason for the season." Get yours today!

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!

Gimmie! some Christmas!

Gimmie! Gimmie! Christmas is a fast-paced, holiday trading game from Karl Bastian that illustrates thankfulness vs. selfishness. It's affordable, hectic fun!

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

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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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Christmas I-Spy Printable Worksheets

Looking for a last minute activity for Christmas Eve Children's Service? Here is a fun printable worksheet you can use this week. 

Retaining Visitors Who Attend Your Children's Ministry Christmas Event

How do you plan to retain the visitors to your church during this holiday season?

How To Be Present This Christmas Without Coming Unwrapped

Find out how you can be fully present, in the moment, each day this Christmas Season.  

'Twas the Night Before Christmas Poem for Kidmin Workers

A poem to send to your volunteers to show your appreciation this Christmas.

Christmas Object Lesson: The Wrapping Paper

Use this object lesson to illustrate how Jesus is the best gift that we can receive, at Christmas or any time. 

How To Find The Missing Peace This Christmas

Do you feel broken, beaten, battered or busy this time of year? Take a look at how God has a plan of peace for you.

Volunteer/Employee Background Checks

Organizations know background checks help reduce risk, maintain a safe environment and minimize liability. But how often, for whom, and how important is it really?

3 Things I Tell EVERY Volunteer

How do you minister to the kids in your care? It shouldn't be just in the classroom. 

Seeking the Messiah

Compare and contrast the circumstances surrounding the birth of an earthly king with the birth of the King of Kings. 

10 Christmas Bulletin Board Ideas for Church

If you’re looking for a Christmas themed bulletin board for your church or Children’s Ministry, here are ten(+) ideas to get you started!

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Books on growing up a pastors kid?

My boys used to joke that they had it hard because they had the double whammy of their mom being the children's pastor and their dad an elder. There w...

Ideas on Gentleness

and the go fish guys have a vbs on fruits of spirit and it is a God given trait practice makes perfect in Jesus Christ ...

communication

since posting this I have had that discussion. we will be having family service on Wednesday and they will not be a children's ministry. Thank you for...

Introducing the Kidology Lab!

These are a lot of fun! Great Job!! Thanks, more to come!...

Books on growing up a pastors kid?

I had started an outline for a book on and for PK's then I saw Piper came out with his. I guess I should have made it a higher priority. I still may w...

Introducing the Kidology Lab!

These are a lot of fun! Great Job!! ...

Church Meeting in High School Questions

Way more than two cents! Priceless Karl! Thank you!...

How has Kidology impacted your life?

All I can say is "Thank God for Kidology!" Kidology is now my top recommendation for other children's workers looking for resources...so thank you Kar...

Church Meeting in High School Questions

Can I suggest your church consider getting you a coach? One of our current students is also in a brand new church and with a coach, you two could conn...

communication

I hear ya! Is there a leader over CM? Or is the pastor the only leader at the church? Might be good to have an open, honest conversation about your in...


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Here is a fun, challenging but entertaining puzzle you can do with kids right at the table in a restaurant. It's so easy it's hard! But the kids will have a fun time as you connect with them through this handy game.


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Latest Podcast Episodes:

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.


Kidmin Talk #074 - November 7th, 2014
Kids ask the craziest questions! Karl shares two stories of kids stumping him. One where a kid caught him teaching something unbiblical that you probably are too! And another who had a question the whole pastor staff couldn't answer, but a NASCAR fan could! Be reminded of the importance of encouraging kids to challenge us!


Kidmin Talk #073 - October 8th, 2014
After two months of podcast silence Karl returns with an update on Kidology.org's 20th birthday and other news and updates for his faithful podcast listeners, and also asks for some input on podcast format. Listen in!


Kidmin Talk #072 - August 4th, 2014
Karl interviews Gerald Hinson, creator of the amazing new David vs. Goliath App from RighteousTales.com - learn about this incredible new iPad app for kids as well as tips for using the iPad for engaging kids at church. Features a special guest appearance by Karl's eight year old son, Luke.


Kidmin Talk #071 - July 21st, 2014
Karl shares what apps he uses to make ministry easier and more effective with an iPad; from management to volunteer encouragement to child security to connecting with kids. This is the age of iMinistry!


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From The Kidologist, Karl Bastian

 

WHY We Do What We Do..

Do you know what gets me out of bed in the morning? It is one passionate belief.

"I believe that more than anything, kids need Jesus - and in order to reach them effectively, ministry needs to be FUN, CREATIVE and loaded with TRUTH." - Karl Bastian

That is WHY I founded Kidology.org 20 years ago - and it is the driving force behind EVERYTHING we do at Kidology.

Whether you are looking at curriculum like DiscipleTown or Stickers Through the Bible - you will find that it is FUN, CREATIVE and loaded with TRUTH.

Even the fun games we create, like our Bible Clue Hunts or Christmas Bingo, are designed because we know that to effectively reach kids, church must not only be FUN, but the products must be loaded with TRUTH and something new and CREATIVE in order to capture the hearts and minds of children.

Even the 100+ Resource Providers we present in our store are selected because they offer FUN ideas in a CREATIVE way to teach the TRUTH.

If YOU believe that kids need Jesus...

And if YOU believe ministry must be CREATIVE and FUN...

And if YOU are passionate above solid TRUTH over fluff...

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Then you should join us in this pursuit. Join Kidology.org as a Premium Member - because if you do, you will never lack for fun, creative ideas and resources that are loaded with the Truth.

See you on Kidology.org!

PS - want to dig deeper in how to have a FUN, CREATIVE ministry that reaches and teaches kids with the TRUTH? Check out my free eBook: http://kidology.org/4pillars

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