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Fidget Spinner Bible Lesson

How to use a fidget spinner (and other fad toys) to teach about the eternity of God!

Healthy Leadership Self-Talk: It's Not What You Are Called, It's What You Answer To

Learn to live with brokenness, not in it. 

Training Volunteers in the 21st Century

Don't have time for volunteer training? Think again. Use these tips to fit it into any schedule...and get a great turn out too!

Mom, I'm Bored...

When your kids say they're bored, maybe you should let them be. 

Do You REALLY See Your Neighbors?

It's important to see people the way Jesus did. We should not see their faults, but rather see a PERSON!

How to Have a Creative Meeting

Creative meetings are great for any and every kids event you do.

5 Ideas to Stretch Your Creative Muscle

You can get inspiration from anywhere! I hear people say that they are not creative. And I just want to scream at them, “Yes, you are! You just don’t know it yet!”

5 Things I Did to Get a Sabbath

it breaks my heart ot hear so many of my peers wrestling with whether or not they can or even should take a Sabbath.

Listening to God

This is an Object Talk Video created by Karl Bastian that teaches and illustrates the importance of listening carefully to God. Features the Bop-It electronic game.

Moms: Heroes, Hurts and Healing

Here is a video tribute that I made with a local church to honor moms. I would love to get your feedback. We didn't use it with our children but directed it toward the main congregation obviously.

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Death

I loved reading about how God was able to take a tragedy, your previous lesson planning (that happened at least 7 weeks before the fire), and your stu...

Lesson 95

Does anyone have lesson 95 they can send me?...

Father’s Day Gifts

Our pastor has done men's body wash because it's...manly, Hostess cupcakes/swiss rolls - box opened and individual packets handed out, and convenience...

Worship DVD’s or similar

I would try New Spring church under church resources. They have songs with their curriculum. Then there is elevation church and they have the same dea...

Lesson 95

Can someone help me? I seem to be unable to locate the download link for lesson 95 and I am missing it for this summer quarter. In fact, I can't see...

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Thanks will check it out:)...

Resources

Here is one you could check out that I wrote for my kids years ago: The Day the King Unlocked the Gates....

Resources

Last year at our Kids camp we used the story of Andy and the Ants. It was incredible and the response from our kids was overwhelming-36 kids gave thei...

Worship DVD’s or similar

Looking for some insight into great options for kids worship DVD's or other. We are a small church and currently have only a VERY small monthly budge...

Inspired by a Bible Verse?

My children at church LOVE Isaiah 41:10. We learned it by using Seeds and putting motions to it. A week ago we had tornado warnings and when asked ...


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Walk Through Paper!

In this Kidology Lab, Karl Bastian, the Kidologist - shows you an amazing trick you can do for your kids, with a bonus fun gag that always gets a laugh. Without cutting the edges of a normal piece of paper, Karl will show you how to cut a hole in the paper large enough for an entire person to pass through. Sounds impossible! It is, unless you know the secret.


The Amazing Quarter and Dime trick

In this Kidology Lab, Karl shows you how to pass a quarter through a hole the size of a dime. It's impossible! (Unless you know the secret.) It's a great object lesson on how God can do the impossible!


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Walking with Jesus: A Step-by-Step Guide for New Christian Kids by Rev. Dennis Barta. This booklet will help children know how to live as a Christian after accepting Jesus as Savior.


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Latest Podcast Episodes:

Kidmin Talk #098 - June 20th, 2017
Karl Bastian, the Kidologist from Kidology.org, invites John Mobley onto the show to have a Kidmin Talk about Creativity! John is known as Johnny Magic in the Indianapolis area and is one of the most creative people Karl knows. If you don't think you are creative - think again! This podcast will give you some practical ideas on how you can unleash your own creativity!


Kidmin Talk #097 - June 13th, 2017
Karl Bastian, aka the Kidologist, from Kidology.org invites Pastor Craig Wilson onto the show to talk about creative ways to reach the kids who don't go to your church. Incredible ministry in church is great - but what about the children who will never walk through your doors? Don't they need to learn about Jesus too? How can you creatively reach them?


Kidmin Talk #096 - June 1st, 2017
Karl Bastian, founder of Kidology.org, is joined by Stanley Mearse, a veteran children's pastor and frequent creative consultant to Karl and contributor to Kidology products. Stanley is super creative and has some great insights on how to Gain, Train and Retain volunteers!


Kidmin Talk #095 - May 1st, 2017
Karl welcome kids pastor Philip Hahn on the show. Like Karl, Philip got his start in kidmin as a child, a kids pastor PK! Both of these guys are passionate about training kids to serve - since they are both in ministry today because they started young! So the topic today is ministry by kids not just to kids!


Kidmin Talk #094 - April 18th, 2017
Kidology invites Canada's Nicki Straza to join Karl Bastian for this episode of Kidmin Talk to discuss how to help kids experience God through our teaching and ministry programming. It's Education vs. Experience.


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How Can You Unleash Your God-Given Creativity?

Kidmin Talk Podcast

Everyone is creative. It is part of the image of God that He has given us as His prized creation - but not everyone feels creative. What's the secret? Like a muscle, creativity needs to be flexed and exercised in order for it to work its magic! 

 

Speaking of magic, I invited Johnny Magic onto my podcast for a Kidmin Talk on the topic of creativity. John Mobley is one of the most creative people I know - so eavesdrop in on our conversation as we talk about how we shake creative ideas loose when we need them! 

Whether you are planning a creative lesson or trying to solve a ministry problem creatively - you'll gain some insight on how to think about things differently and come up with fresh ideas! 

Join the conversation! 

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