Once again my coach's information and disciple encouraged me to greater heights in my ministry. He challenged me to have a ministry after VBS and I was resistant, however, this turned out to be one of the most wonderful happenings in my ministry."
- Arline W.
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Easter Resources Guide

Seeking egg-selent holiday resources? You should explore our Easter Resources Guide in the Kidology Store!

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Check out the free audio episodes in our podcast, Kidmin Talk. C'mon over and open your ears!


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!


Jammed Packed with Bright Ideas

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

Join the Hunt this Easter!

Resurrection Clue Hunt is a deduction game exploring the story of Jesus' death & resurrection. Great for small groups & ideal for Easter!

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!

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.

Easter Resources on Kidology

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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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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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Do You Want To Have A Frozen Party?

Complete plans for an outreach event/party that uses Disney's movie, Frozen, for the theme.

Kidology Report - March 2015

A Chef of God's Word? Yes!; Communication When No One Reads; A Spiritual Alphabet; and MORE!

Volunteer eTips - March 2015

Expressive Facial Expressions; Get Real; Exaggerated Gestures; Code Word Cue

March 2015 Premium Member Perks

It pays to be a Premium Member on Kidology.org - not only is our site content growing daily, but each month we offer valuable resources exclusively for Premium Members. Many of these downloads are available this month only, so snag 'em while you can!

Leading Your Child to Christ

The greatest contribution you can make to your child’s well being is instilling a fervent love for Jesus Christ. But how does this happen? What steps must a parent take in order to lead their child to Christ? How can you ensure that what happens at church is a supplement and not a replacement for spiritual guidance at home?

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Discovering God's Path Curriculum: Lesson #126 - Isaiah

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Which Bible translation

I prefer NIV because most of the verses that children memorize usually are pretty understandable in this translation--although I do a survey of differ...

Which Bible translation

This is a double edged question - pun intended. First, which Bible translation do you recommend using for children to memorize verses out of. Secon...

Hark from the Herald Christmas Play

Just wanted to say Thank you for this great play! We did it this past Sunday, and it was a huge success! We had many people telling us that it was th...

Stereo Boom Box and Video Boom Box

I have used and loved those units, but that was back in the mid-90's, so they are long gone now. Wish I could help!...

Stereo Boom Box and Video Boom Box

Hi guys does anybody please have second hand charisma life complete sets or digital sets of old Charisma Life curriculums like Kids in missions, kids ...

Re: Electronic Check-in...

we use ministrytracker and its awesome even works in Africa we love it! ...

The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry

I've seen the movie and it is good. Haven't thought about using it that way. But I would tell you that CVLI does not cover it you will need to pay $10...

Re: Electronic Check-in...

Be sure to check out KidCheck - VERY cutting edge with custom stickers, reports, group texting, iPad apps and much much more. They are always innovati...

Re: Electronic Check-in...

Cutting edge doesn't matter - what works does! We just went from proximity readers to barcodes, and they're working great. But parents can also sign i...

Re: Electronic Check-in...

I'm in the process of transitioning to check in via a new system. My husband built our current database that we use, but we are phasing that out. so...

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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!

The Sugar Packet Puzzle

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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New in the Resource Directory

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.

NewSpring Network
NewSpring Network is a part of NewSpring Church that helps serve other churches any way that we can! We offer our children's ministry, KidSpring, curriculum for free on our website newspringnetwork.com under Resources.

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Latest Podcast Episodes:

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.

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!

From The Kidologist, Karl Bastian

Connecting with Kids

You don't want to be just an administrator of a ministry or a manager of programs. You don't even want to just be a great teacher. You want to help transform the lives of kids. 

The secret is to follow the example of Jesus. Sure, he was the master teacher - but it was his relational approach to ministry that transformed the world. If you want to have an eternal impact you need to learn how to connect with kids relationally. 

In Karl's latest podcast he gives away ten of his secrets for connecting with kids. Be sure to post some of your ideas in the forum discussion after listening.

Listen to Connecting with Kids now! 


Because Jesus Loves Children, 

Karl Bastian
aka "The Kidologist"

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