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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!


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!


Halloween Resource Guide

Halloween doesn't have to be scary! Kidology is here to help with our Halloween resource guide.

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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A Peek Inside our Luau-Themed Volunteer Training

Great idea for your next volunteer training.

6 Questions To Ensure Your Ministry Outlasts You

How well prepared are you for when God calls you to move on? Have you prepared others to pick up where you left off?

Top 10 Dysfunctional Families in the Bible

Does your family feel dysfunctional? Turns out you're in good company. You could even be Biblical characters. 

Kids Are Blunt: Parents Shouldn't Get Divorced

Do you know how the kids of divorce within your ministry feel about their parents splitting up? Have you asked them?

Pastor Appreciation Project

What are YOU doing to celebrate your pastor this October?

110 Reasons I Love Children's Ministry

Need a good reason to love Children's Ministry? How about 110 reasons?

A Sincere Response to NO

How do you respond when told no? This may directly affect how your kids will respond when they are told no as well.

5 Tips For A Successful Training Meeting

Make your volunteer meetings relevant and succinct. They will appreciate you for it.

4 Reasons The Kids In Your Ministry Are Misbehaving

How do you handle discipline in your ministry? Not just punishment, but maintaining control before it gets out of control? Here are some tips to help you run a smooth Sunday morning (or Wednesday evening).

3 Things We Can't Do While Staring At A Screen

Do you spend too much time in front of a screen? Find out how how you can stay engaged, even while staying plugged in. 

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Proximity of Sunday School Rooms

My facility is multi-use, so we do not have an official children's area that I can lock down for children's use only. We do have individual rooms, th...

Proximity of Sunday School Rooms

What is your policy on adult Sunday School rooms being in the same area as Children's Sunday School rooms? There are two sides to this--the adults can...

What does FM look like in your church?

1. How did you continue to make VIP known to parents and encourage them to get involved? Especially families that are newer to your church. What I'm...

What does FM look like in your church?

MazNetter - family ministry does start at the top, not sure if your pastor is open to receiving books, but I'd highly recommend you give him Transform...

What does FM look like in your church?

The challenge for me at this point is that we DON'T do much family anything here at our church. If you had to describe our charism (overall gifting/fo...

Kids experiencing God’s Presence

These ideas are great! Keep them coming! ...

Not Enough Volunteers

I agree and echo what was posted above! Getting the support of your leadership and having them make this a priority. Your leadership needs to lead yo...

Kids experiencing God’s Presence

We have used worship stations that allow the children to respond and interact with whatever they are thinking and feeling after their worship time. Th...

Kids experiencing God’s Presence

We have a prayer wall. Sticky notes posted on a wall that hosts a white and the words Prayer wall....nothing fancy. About once a month or so we feel l...

Kids experiencing God’s Presence

Thank you John. That's more of an answer that I was looking for. I certainly didn't want anything loopy to happen in Kids Church, but I was intrigued ...

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Secrets of Effective Kid Communicators

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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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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!

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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.

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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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Awesome Halloween Outreach Tool!

Imagine kids coming to your door or your church event this Halloween going home with something that could literally change their life for eternity.

Is it a Gospel Tract? Nope. It's something even better—t's cool music that is 100% scripture that kids will love. Include info on your church if you'd like, but if you give out these scripture music CDs you unleash the power of God's Word to change hearts!

Isaiah 55:11 promises, "So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."

Allow God's Word to impact kids during this Fall Season, order your JumpStart3 Scripture CDs asap—supplies are limited at this incredible low price of $2 per CD!

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