I appreciate your ministry very much... it is so excitting to picture how many cm's everywhere have been assisted and been able to raise their bar of excellence up a notch or two because of the ministry of Kidology.
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Kidology News and Updates

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!

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 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!


Halloween Resource Guide

Halloween doesn't have to be scary! Kidology is here to help with our Halloween resource guide.

Jammed Packed with Bright Ideas

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

We Are All Adopted!

Father's Day Single Lesson from Karl Bastian explores Bible characters that were adopted and illustrates adoption as a picture of salvation for everyone!

It's About Relationship

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

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!

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!

Kids Bulletins Now Available

Kidsword Children's Worship Bulletins -- available for two age groups -- are $2 off for Kidology Premium Members

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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Good News Skittles Printable Gospel Tool for Kids

Try this creative idea using Skittles to share the good news of Jesus with your children. 

We All Need to Recharge in Christ - Devotion

Are you fully charged to do what God has called you to do? Make sure you're plugged into THE power source. 

Follow Up Letters for Kids

A bunch of kids accept Christ on Sunday - how do you follow up with them? In this post Karl shares the letters he sends out to both kids and parents. You are welcome to edit and adapt.

7 Characteristics of a Healthy Leader

Are you a wise and spirit-filled leader? Paul gives 7 specific qualities in the book of Ephesians to strive for.

New Year: Getting to Know the Kids in Your Class

How do you help the kids feel welcome and connected when the new year starts?

A Peek Inside our Luau-Themed Volunteer Training

Great idea for your next volunteer training.

6 Questions To Ensure Your Ministry Outlasts You

How well prepared are you for when God calls you to move on? Have you prepared others to pick up where you left off?

Top 10 Dysfunctional Families in the Bible

Does your family feel dysfunctional? Turns out you're in good company. You could even be Biblical characters. 

Kids Are Blunt: Parents Shouldn't Get Divorced

Do you know how the kids of divorce within your ministry feel about their parents splitting up? Have you asked them?

Pastor Appreciation Project

What are YOU doing to celebrate your pastor this October?

Kidology Forums

Latest Forum Posts

Crazy Hair Night

My cousin's school just did a crazy hair day, and they bobby pinned hair to the ribbons of helium balloons, so their hair was standing up with the bal...

Family ministry incentives

Ask your pastor to preach on Deuteronomy 6 and share with the whole church that we are losing 70% of our church raised children. Then have the pastor...

Family ministry incentives

Hello Trying to kick up our family ministry a notch or two. Was wondering if anyone had ideas for incentives for families to do their children's take...

Proximity of Sunday School Rooms

Hi Crystal! Kudos to you! It's great to see you focusing on child safety. It's so important. The questions you're asking are good ones. Listed below...

VBS Music

Thanks, Scott! I haven't heard of Saved Us or Saved. I will check them out....

VBS Music

How about the old favorite: If your Saved and You Know it? Some others I know of might be: From iWorship - Saved Us From Made to Praise vol 11 - M...

VBS Music

I am writing a VBS for next summer and the theme is "Extreme Rescue Team." I am looking for some songs with the theme of rescue. Any ideas?...

Not Enough Volunteers

Thank you so much for the help! You all confirmed a lot of things that I was thinking about, but too scared to say or act upon. ...

Not Enough Volunteers

Be sure to check out the Recruiting Zone, it is LOADED with ideas!...

Proximity of Sunday School Rooms

My facility is multi-use, so we do not have an official children's area that I can lock down for children's use only. We do have individual rooms, th...

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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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New in the Resource Directory

TTPM offers expert reviews along with price comparisons and availability for the best playthings.

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.

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Latest Podcast Episodes:

Kidmin Talk #079 - May 5th, 2015
Ministry is exhausting - it is draining - it is hectic and dangerous to the soul of those who seek to minister to others. Like a sponge that needs regular refilling in order to pour out, Karl shares three "secrets" to keeping spiritually F.I.T. They are lessons often learned the hard way - you'll be challenged and quipped to get refilled again!

Kidmin Talk #078 - April 14th, 2015
Learn how to become an amazing story teller through practical tips and sample stories you will love! Also, get in early on Karl's new Minecraft World your kids can play in.

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.

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Awesome Halloween Outreach Tool!

Imagine kids coming to your door or your church event this Halloween going home with something that could literally change their life for eternity.

Is it a Gospel Tract? Nope. It's something even better—t's cool music that is 100% scripture that kids will love. Include info on your church if you'd like, but if you give out these scripture music CDs you unleash the power of God's Word to change hearts!

Isaiah 55:11 promises, "So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."

Allow God's Word to impact kids during this Fall Season, order your JumpStart3 Scripture CDs asap—supplies are limited at this incredible low price of $2 per CD!

Order your Outreach CDs now!


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