I very much appreciate your excellent newsletters -- I've read them all and for me it is THE best children's ministry resource from the net I have read and could get so far (and that was many sites I've read through). THANKS A LOT, KARL
- Daniela, Switzerland
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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

 Find all your Easter Resources on Kidology.org!

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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Preparing for Special Needs Kids

Are you prepared for special needs kids in your ministry? Here are 10 tips to help you!

April 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!

6 Ways that Boring Forms Provide Essential Insight into the Pulse of Your Ministry

It's easy to become overwhelmed with forms in your ministry. And it's easy to ignore that stack of papers on your desk. But there is so much value hidden within those lines. 

Greedy Little Monkey

Kids will learn about greed and sharing what God gives us. You can also use the lesson for teaching on chasing after the things of this world.

Board Games Gone BIG!

Plans for building a giant Connect Four game.

Why Are You Here?

What is God's plan for your life? Where has God placed you?

10 Things Children's Ministry Volunteers Expect and Deserve!

What do volunteers really need from their leaders to give them support and help them feel appreciated? Hear what these volunteers said. 

Top 10 Worst Ministry Philosophies of All Time

What ministry philosophies have you adopted that may need to be changed?

5 Questions to Ask if Your Child Wants to be Baptiized

This article gives practical advice to parents wondering if their child is ready to be baptized.

Object Lessons and Props Are Biblical

Don't let your props take the place of your message.

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AWANA Question...

I have a question for those who run AWANA and specifically if you run Trek and Journey. Our program runs Cubbies through Journey. T&T goes unto 6th ...

Special Needs Discussion

Doug, I am just curious. I have thought in the past about trying to start a special needs ministry in our church. In our county we are one of the big...

How has Kidology impacted your life?

It's hard to know how to respond to these, they are almost embarrassing LOL - but I want you to know I read them (more than once) when I need encourag...

Discipline policies that WORK!

How do you keep order in a positive way in your kids, family ministry? Discipline policies that WORK...

characteristics of children each age leve

Another one that I have found very useful for Nursery and Preschool is Discipleland's Raising Godly Children posters.      ...

Special Needs Discussion

I would love to discuss or even just address any questions you may have regarding Special Needs in your setting. Feel free to post your question or d...

Re: CM Network in Northern Colorado?

Check this out: Kidmin Guys in Colorado a Facebook Group. Guys in Kidmin in Colorado, let's connect!...

Re: CM Network in Northern Colorado?

Any updates on a group.  From Elizabeth area. Chad, you are near me! I'm in Parker and I lived in Elizabeth as a boy (well, on the weekends) my dad p...

Re: CM Network in Northern Colorado?

Any updates on a group.  From Elizabeth area....

Age groups

We split our children into 2 groups Nursery to 5 years old and then Kindergarten thru 5th Grade. With services we break them down even further. 2's ...

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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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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.

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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.

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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

Kidology on Paradise Island?

...There is a Kidology member YOU have helped us support!

“On a world map we are just a pin prick in the middle of the ocean… but Kidology has been my Kidmin lifeline on the mission field for so many years that I can’t imagine your ministry not being a part of ours. Thanks so much also for all the years of sponsorship that have allowed me to have access to so many wonderful resources.” – Denise Esterman

Denise minsters to kids on a remote tropical island that has a live volcano! When I received her e-mail this week (with a birthday gift for Kidology) I was delighted to discover that Kidology.org is helping out in a place so far from what I call home. Truly, the Kingdom of God is a “small world” and a global community.

Where exactly is Denise’s island? Learn more about this fascinating place and enjoy the story of the difference Kidology.org is making in far away places. When you join, shop and give on Kidology.org, you are helping us to Equip and Encourage Those Who Minister to Children literally all over the world.

Because Jesus Loves Children, (everywhere!)

Karl Bastian
aka The Kidologist

P.S. Read the whole story on my blog.

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