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Kidology News and Updates

We Are All Adopted!

November is National Adoption Month! This Single Lesson from Karl Bastian explores Bible characters that were adopted and illustrates adoption as a picture of salvation for everyone!

Get Spooky This Halloween!

Karl Bastian's 4-Lesson Halloween Series helping kids overcome fear.  Teach the biblical understanding of life, showing how Jesus defeated death!

CODE 2-5-2 Spy-Themed Curriculum

Teach kids how to grow up like Jesus with this spy-themed 4-week curriculum...new from the Kidologist! 

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!

DiscipleTown Curriculum

DiscipleTown is a Kid's Church curriculum developed by Karl Bastian with the folks at DiscipleLand. 

Next Steps for Kids

Lead your kids through the Next Steps in their spiritual journey.

Plan a Trunk or Treat event!

The Trunk or Treat Halloween Outreach Planning Guide helps redeem a frustrating holiday for Christians by providing the tools to host a successful fall outreach.

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Andy and the Ants Companion Lesson

 A new companion lesson is available for Karl's book, Andy and the Ants. Use ants to teach kids about the incarnation!

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 Coaching

Need help from a veteran children's ministry professional? Consider Kidology Coaching, where a dedicated coach guides you through foundational areas of ministry.


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!


It's About Relationship

You can download Karl's NEW eBook today - and the best part is, it's 100% FREE!

NoDuh, the Wise One

Teach the spiritual disciplines with NoDuh, an 11-part series of 5-minute high-resolution videos that challenges kids areas of fasting, simplicity, and more.

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!

Move Beyond the Fruit. It's Time to Walk!

DiscipleTown #22: How to Walk in the Spirit explores four roles as outlined in the Bible, teaching kids how they can know the Spirit better!

Jam Packed with Bright Ideas

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

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!

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

Let's Talk Kidmin Facebook Page

Got Kidmin questions? Need advice? Want to connect with other Kidmin leaders and volunteers? Check out Kidology's Let's Talk Kidmin group on Facebook!

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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Kidology Zones

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Printable Devotions for Kids

Devotionals that will help you kidmin get into God's Word and grow in their faith. 

Explaining the Trinity to Kids

How do you explain the Trinity to your kids?

The Benefits of Rebooting Your Children's Ministry

Can your kidmin use a reboot?

Think Like a Missionary

What methods do we use to teach our kids to be missionaries?

We Know This Story Already!

How can you teach the standard Bible stories and still engage those kids who "already know this one"?

His Name Endures Forever: An Object Lesson

An object lesson to use following worship to explain to kids how Jesus washes away our sins, yet he endures forever!

ThanksLiving Game

Play this game to remind your kids what they have to be thankful for.

Your Journey Baptism Follow Up Booklet

Craig Wilson, the children's pastor at LifeBridge Church in Longmont, Colorado has provided this excellent follow up booklet for kids who have recently been baptized.

Am I Ready to be Baptized? - Kids and Parents Baptism Booklets

I found this Baptism Packet at LifeBridge Church in Longmont, Colorado and asked their children's pastor, Craig Wilson, if I could make it available on Kidology.org - as it was so well done.

Worship Response Stations

Use these worship station ideas to allow kids to express themselves in ways that they are most comfortable. 

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Partnering With Parents

Have you seen the leadership lab on Partnering with Parents? There is a video members can watch as well as a whole PDF booklet that goes with it. ...

Gospel Project Curriculum....

Thanks I will check it out....

Gospel Project Curriculum....

I would challenge you to take a good look at DiscipleLand. It is the strongest biblical curriculum on the market, by far. Scripture, missions, the Gos...

Thanksgiving Lessons

Happy Thanksgiving early! We have a few options - My Thanksgiving Gimmie! Gimmie! Game has been a hit for years. Brand new is my ThanksLiving Game, ...

Thanksgiving Lessons

I am looking for a new series to do on thankfulness for the month of November, and I wanted to see if you guys have any recommendations on good curric...

Gospel Project Curriculum....

I will go ahead and respond with our experience since no one else commented. We have been disappointed with the Gospel Project for our purposes. 1....

Partnering With Parents

I'd love to know what specifically are you doing to partner with parents? (Not the take-home papers or emails) What are you doing to connect with pare...

Movie Reviews

Thanks Christina, I use Pluggedin.com as a dad - the difference with our Kidology Reviews was that we provided discussion questions for church and hom...

Movie Reviews

Check out http://pluggedin.com for in depth movie reviews. This is done by Focus on the Family. Warning: you will see spoilers, but you will also know...

Gospel Project or FaithweaverNOW

Daniel I would love to know your pro/con for Faithweaver and GP. We currently use FW and are considering switching to Dig in or GP. ...

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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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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 #085 - August 18th, 2016
If you are a parent, your primary children's ministry is not at church, but in your home. It doesn't matter what success you have at church if your ministry to your own kids is lacking. Pastor Karl (and Dad) Bastian shares how to reach your child's H.E.A.R.T. so that you can do your best to guide them toward a life-long relationship with Jesus.

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.

Kidmin Talk #082 - December 22nd, 2015
As we head into a New Year, learn the powerful secret to making your dreams and goals come true in the months ahead. We all want to improve and be better at who we are and what we do - this podcast will empower you to do just that!

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!

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The Latest and the Greatest! ...Really?

Why the latest fads aren't always the greatest idea...

Seems every day there is something "new" in the Kidmin world vying for your attention and money. While I celebrate the advancement of children's ministry... and with it the rapid increase in resources, events, and services to help us reach and teach kids... it can also be overwhelming to the leader who is just trying to get ready for the fast-approaching Sunday! 

New has its appeal, but there are times when the stable and proven should be preferred over the latest fad that pops up. 

Kidology.org has been steadily and affordably helping children's ministry leaders and volunteers for over twenty years. Our vast collection of helpful tools and resources are tried and proven. When it comes to coaching, we don't offer large webinars or impersonal conference calls. Our coaches meet one on one with their students weekly, customizing the material to fit their real-world church challenges and journey with them toward success. 

There is always something new on Kidology.org, and it becomes part of our 20+ year collection of tools that keeps growing so we can help you in your time of need. 

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