We were so happy to have you come minister to our kids this morning! The kids absolutely loved your teaching. It's the first time I've ever seen Mr. Incredible, Scooby-Doo and Shrek help tell the Bible story!
- Stephanie Jeffords, Cherry Hills Community Church
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NoDuh, the Wise One

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We just adapted it. As a whole we have found it useful. This is the second church and time we have used it. The teachers love the program and material...

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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.

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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!

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?

From The Kidologist, Karl Bastian


Who Are You Investing In?

The Rewards May Be Grander Than You Can Imagine

There once was a ten years old boy who enjoyed a children’s evangelist who visited his church. The boy loved the evangelist’s object lessons, Gospel illusions, ventriloquism, and fun way of communicating with children. Afterwards, the boy told his mom that he wanted to do the same thing when he grew up. The boys mom responded by saying, “If God is calling you to minister to kids, what’s growing up got to do with it? You can start now.” Soon this boy was teaching in Sunday School, serving in Awana, and doing Gospel magic shows in area churches.

The evangelist had no idea the impact he had made on this young boy until over a decade later when they were reunited by chance – when the boy was a Bible college student preparing for a career in children’s ministry. When the evangelist, Barney Kinard, learned of the seed he had planted and saw the growth that had happened over the years, he started to invest in this young man. He listened as the boy talked of big (and crazy) ideas for ways to reach kids and equip and encourage children’s workers around the world.

Barney taught, coached, critiqued, ate pizza, and exchanged ideas on regular visits to invest in this young man. Now, decades later, they are still doing ministry together through Kidology.org. Yes, I am that boy. I am so thankful for the countless hours of time and wisdom that have been poured into me. Just this week we ministered together at the Fellowship of Christian Magicians at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. Barney opened doors for me, gave me valuable tips and advice, shared and provided ministry experiences – but most of all, he believed in me.

Who are you investing in? Who are you helping? Have you seen a child who has responded to your ministry? Don’t stop there – pour into them and you never know what God will do through them.

P.S. You too can benefit from Barney’s wisdom and experience though Kidology Coaching. Let Barney or one of our other coaches pour into you!

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