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Pastor Karl, Just a quick note to tell you how much we enjoy Kidology and the awesome resources that you provide. We were asked to take over the children's church about 3 years ago and Kidology was the first place we went to. Starting out with Toy Box Tales and a lot of prayer our ministry has grown from 18 kids to 70+! Thank you so much for what you do! We are praying for you!
-Scott and Shannon Day
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24 Kidmin Experts share their best ideas for object lessons, crafts, games, worship, missions, teaching, technology, leadership, and more!

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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.

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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Super Bowl 2015 Contest

A fun contest for the family or a party while watching the Super Bowl game and the commercials.

Bring Your Bible for Misssions

Use this simple incentive to help grow your children's hearts for missions and encourage them to bring their Bibles.

Making Memorization More Memorable with Icons

Scripture is inspired, contains authority over our lives, is a guide in spiritual matters, is significant in knowing God and His will, and is useful for explaining and defending our beliefs. But having kids memorize scripture is crazy hard. Read how the use of a mnemonic tool really works in helping get God's word memorized.  

Is Your Kids Ministry Failing?

Is your kids ministry failing? Ask yourself these questions, and then make the changes needed to get your ministry back on track. 

What Would You Do With This Screaming Child?

How do you calm a distraught child? Read these tips from Divorce Care for Kids. 

A Kidmin Giant?

Learn how to set reasonable goals for YOUR ministry, instead of just emulating others.

Kidology Report - January 2015

Why Minister to Children; The Proactive Leader; Sacred vs. Silly; and MORE!

The Quick Quiet: Get Them Listening!

Every teacher or Children’s Ministry leader needs a few “quick quiet” tricks to help tame an unruly class. Here are a few methods that you should keep readily at hand.

Who Wants to Be a Volunteer?

When you ask a group of adults to volunteer, the crickets start chirping and everyone in the audience tries especially hard not to make eye contact with the person asking the question. But children have an inate desire to serve. Let that eagerness inspire you. 

You Need These 7 Things If You Want To Make A Change This Year

Sometimes change happens to us and sometimes it happens through us and sometimes they both happen at the same time! So, if you are currently in the process of leading change, here are seven items you will need to initiate change.

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Re: Electronic Check-in...

anybody use FreshVine or Planning Center Online for check-in?...

Curriculum First or Teachers First?

Since no question is in a vacuum, here is what is behind my question. I am new in my position and I am inheriting a ministry where several teachers a...

Kidmin Talk #76 - Three Secrets

Glad the podcast is back for the new year. Always look forward to hearing new info each time----but maybe without the puppet. Sorry. Appreciate the...

Kidmin Talk #76 - Three Secrets

Glad the podcast is back for the new year. Always look forward to hearing new info each time----but maybe without the puppet. Sorry....

Super Bowl Game Sheet 2015

Rick Branstetter's popular "Super Bowl Game Sheet" has been updated for 2015 and is available for download via the Kidology Zones. If you are hostin...

Kids’ Devotionals

The Table Talkers in DiscipleTown are fun, but I just learned about a new one that Kathy Phillips blogged about that looks great....

Kidmin Talk #76 - Three Secrets

This thread is for discussion of Kidmin Talk #076 Welcome to the 76th Kidmin Talk Podcast! By popular demand, Gus is back as Karl shares "The Thre...

Curriculum First or Teachers First?

There is no quick/easy answer to this. I'd recommend listening to this Kidmin Talk episode about how to decide what to teach next. I think it will be ...

5-Minute fun videos

When Kidmo stopped making their videos, I started making my own version of Kidmo for my kids. So, I would be interested in seeing others videos and s...

5-Minute fun videos

When Kidmo stopped making their videos, I started making my own version of Kidmo for my kids. So, I would be interested in seeing others videos and sh...


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Latest Podcast Episodes:

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!


Kidmin Talk #072 - August 4th, 2014
Karl interviews Gerald Hinson, creator of the amazing new David vs. Goliath App from RighteousTales.com - learn about this incredible new iPad app for kids as well as tips for using the iPad for engaging kids at church. Features a special guest appearance by Karl's eight year old son, Luke.


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SUPER BOWL GAME 2015

Rick Branstetter's popular "Super Bowl Game Sheet" has been updated for 2015 and is available for download via the Kidology Zones.

Planning a Super Bowl gathering? Download this checklist and track points during the Seahawks/Patriots game and commercials. 

Great for prize giveaways! 

» Download and Print before the Game!

Also, from the Kidology Zones...

» Karl's Super Bowl Lesson and Game 
» Which Team Are You?
» S-O-U-P-E-R Bowl Sunday 

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