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VERY thankful for Karl Bastian and his amazing workshops! When I grow up, I want to be just like him. Thankful for his inspiration, love for God and sharing his high caliber Children's Ministry expertise! So great to get refreshed, renewed, focused to continuing serving and leading children!
-Tammy Lynn Herman
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Jammed Packed with Bright Ideas

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

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!

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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The Kids in Your Church Need You to Become a Student of Pop Culture

Children today follow and are excited by what is popular in culture. How much of this "pop culture" should a children's ministry leader know or be familiar with? How does this affect your ministry to kids?

Kids and Conversion

Witnessing to kids can be tricky at times. Here are a few tips to staying on track and keeping things clear for the kids.

Memorial Day PowerPoint Sermon

Quiz and discussion slides to teach Memorial Day

Redneck Olympics

Here is a fun summer activity to do with the kids, especially during Olympic years!

Make Sure You Don't Make This Mistake When Writing Volunteer Job Descriptions

Writing volunteer responsibilities can be the hardest part about putting together a volunteer job description for Children’s Ministry. Just how much information is necessary? Should you err on the side of too much information or too little? How do you find the balance?

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. 

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Invite Them In Special Needs eBook

Invite Them In is a special needs ministry ebook written by Doug Olson. Doug Olson is a Children's Pastor in North Vernon, IN. He has over 20 years o...

Avengers series

That would be great!!! Thank you. ...

Kidmin Talk #79 - Keeping Spiritually FIT

Thank you for this once again awesome podcast, Karl ! If I had knew about this just a few years ago I probably wouldn't have burned out like I did. N...

Starting Out in NEW Kidmin.. Focus areas?

Wow, great stuff! Keep in coming... thank you everyone! Love Kidology and input you can get here! ...

Starting Out in NEW Kidmin.. Focus areas?

I would include an in-depth look at the existing budget. Is it adequate? How will it need to change in the next few months/year? I would be planning f...

Avengers series

Really - over 1000 views and only 2 comments. Thanks for the ideas Joni. I have finished the first two lessons and working on the third. This lesso...

Starting Out in NEW Kidmin.. Focus areas?

All the current programming as it filters through your mission, vision, and values. *Then you can ask where you are strong, weak, what needs to be cu...

Starting Out in NEW Kidmin.. Focus areas?

I suggest these areas: 1. Gather information by questioning everything in a polite way. This helps the current volunteers feel like what they do is im...

Starting Out in NEW Kidmin.. Focus areas?

Relationships. Seems like someone I know wrote a book about children's ministry being highly relational!!! Yes! In fact, in just a few days I have a ...

Starting Out in NEW Kidmin.. Focus areas?

Knowing hwhat else is around in your area - what are other Churches doing? What clubs/sports/groups are popular - when do they run? Will a homework c...


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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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Recent Job Openings

Pre-School Helper
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Children's Pastor
There is a Children's Pastor job opening in NC


Director of Children's Ministry
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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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