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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!

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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!

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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!

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!

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

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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Kidology Zones

Latest Zone Posts

The Beauty of Approachability

If you're only focused on ministry and not people, then you're missing one of your greatest callings.

Who's Missing?

Webster's Dictionary defines memorizing as "committing (something) to memory," or "learning (something)by heart." Use this simple game to introduce a time of Scripture memory or show children the importance of memorizing Scripture.

Famous Last Words of Former Children's Pastors

Ever had one of those moments where you wished you could take back what you just said? Children's pastors, beware ...

Hitting the Mark and What to Do When You Don't

Learning the skill of writing effective goals will go a long way towards accomplishing them. Janelle Hoos of the Well Equipped Volunteer blog provides a strategy of writing goals, accomplishing them, and knowing what to do when you fail to hit your goals.

Helping a mean or hurtful child

Children often respond to trauma by lashing out in anger. Linda Jacobs from Divorce Care for Kids recommends the use of the "grace card" to help a child heal.

The Gifts of the Puzzle

Kids will learn how spiritual gifts by themselves are incomplete and missing something. They are designed to  fit together within the church and the Kingdom of God around the world.

10 Scripture Passages for Children's Ministry

Here are 10 Bible passages for every kidmin to know. They will provide a Scriptural foundation for their ministry.

Discovering God's Path Curriculum: Lesson #127 - Hezekiah

Trust and honor the Lord who made heaven and earth.

Bible Formulas

A fun way to spark interest in the Bible or review Bible books.

The Big Lie Evangelicals Tell Christian Parents

Proverbs 22:6 is an important Scripture, but does it provide a guarantee for parents that training kids "in the way they should go" will result in children not departing from their faith? 

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Promotion Sunday

Any new ideas to get people excited about Promotion Sunday??? Any theme you have used to get kids and parents excited about the new year?...

Need Song Ideas

Thanks for the suggestions, Scott! I'll check them out....

Need Song Ideas

Here are some songs we did for our jungle/safari theme: King of the Jungle - High Voltage Praise On We Go (Wild about God) - Rob Biagi Make Some No...

Outreach

Several churches in our area have been getting together for over 10 years now to do a city-wide back to school outreach. In order for the students to ...

Need Song Ideas

Thanks! Any jungle-sounding song will do. It doesn't have to talk about the jungle - just have a jungle flavor to it. Any ideas will help. ...

Need Song Ideas

First recommendation is the classic King of the Jungle by Troy & Genie Nilsson. It's available on iTunes or on Troy & Genie's website. If this is a...

Need Song Ideas

We've got a jungle theme happening in our Sunday School next year and I was wondering if anyone knew of any jungle-related worship/discipleship songs ...

Help Needed on "Kids Rock" Theming

Of course, my mind goes to "Rock On" or "kids rock" for the worship portion. And your outreach team could be the "Rock OUT" team! And a fifth graders ...

Introducing the Kidology Lab!

Thank you Karl for sharing these practical ideas. Have used the sugar packs and the coins....the kids loved it. ...

equipping workers

I love the idea of making videos. I don't know if this will give you a specific idea about meeting times, but I wanted to share something that I foun...


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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
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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Download My New Book for FREE!

I'm so excited to let you in on a NEW BOOK that David C. Cook just published for me - and the best part is, it's 100% FREE!

Jesus' ministry was all about relationships, and kids loved him! How can we do ministry with kids and families in the same way? How can we close the gap between Sundays by creating real, meaningful, life-changing relationships with parents, kids, and volunteers?

In It's about Relationships, you'll learn:

  • How to connect with kids by thinking like kids
  • The HUGE difference between why you do kid's ministry and why people volunteer
  • Practical ways to make kids feel welcomed and special
  • How to make time in your week to build relationships

Get your free ebook now!

 

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