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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.

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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!


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!

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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Andy and the Ants Companion Lesson

A parable of the incarnation of Christ, Andy becomes an ant to warn his ant friends that a bulldozer is going to destroy them. He offers a way for them to escape. Some listen and others don't believe. A powerful story that makes the incarnation of God into a man understandable to children.

Blindfolded Race

A fun game to play in a medium to large size group.

Does your church disciple single dads?

How does your church disciple the single dads in your community?

Don't Be Afraid of the Big Gospel Words When Teaching Kids

Do you teach the kids in your ministry about the big words? Or do you shy away? Here are some great reasons to attack these words head on.

A Zeal that Consumes: Finding Passion for Your Ministry

How exciting is your Sunday School hour?

11 Great Team Meeting Questions

Make your staff/volunteer meetings more productive and focused.

Discovering God's Path Curriculum: Lesson #66 - Gone to the Pigs

Jesus gives us new life

Discovering God's Path Curriculum: Lesson #65 - The Good Soil

Hear God's Word, accept it, and understand it.

Discovering God's Path Curriculum: Lesson #064 - Through the Roof

Have faith in Jesus, who is able to forgive and heal us.

Discovering God's Path Curriculum: Lesson #063 - Calm the Storm

Jesus calms the storms of life.

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Latest Forum Posts

Baby Dedications

Love the jar with pennies idea! Thanks for sharing...I may appropriate that one ...

Sports/Activity Themed VBS Outreach

We love MEGA Sports Camp (My Healthy Church)! We have done this two years now, and the community loves it. Parents start asking about it in January…an...

Baby Dedications

We give them a jar nicely labeled with 936 pennies to remind them of the 936 weeks from Birth to Graduation and how they need to be intentional with e...

Baby Dedications

What are you giving parents when they dedicate their children? Bible...if so which one? Parenting book? if so which one? I'd love to hear what you...

Advent Book Kickstarter project

Hi Matt, I would love to hear more about the book, and when will it be publishing? Thanks for all these resources...

Biblical Parenting

Check out Parenting is Heart Work! If I was closer I'd come down and do a seminar for you.(I'm a trained presenter for NCBP) I love their material!!...

Sports/Activity Themed VBS Outreach

Our church is mobile. We have always done Backyard VBS at about 8 different homes during the summer. Looking to mix it up. I'm new to this. Any ad...

Sunday School Teacher Christmas Gift idea

Dawn those are cute ideas! I might have to take that muffin and cider idea for another time this year! I have so many teachers and team members that w...

Advent Book Kickstarter project

Matt excited that churches are beginning to see the advantage to incorporating advent practices into the christmas season. Thanks!...

Christmas Globally

In most European countries (and here in Episcopal churches) December 6th is St. Nicolas day. At the private church school I taught at, we used to have...

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Secrets of Effective Kid Communicators

10 Secrets of Effective Kid Communicators

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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Recent Job Openings

Director of Youth and Family Ministries
There is a Director of Youth and Family Ministries job opening in NC

Administrative Assistant to Children's Ministry / Preschool
There is a Administrative Assistant to Children's Ministry / Preschool job opening in TN

Director of Children's Ministry
There is a Director of Children's Ministry job opening in TX

Children's Ministry Program Manager
There is a Children's Ministry Program Manager job opening in CP

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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 #080 - October 30th, 2015
What can Kidmin's learn from the Saga of Star Wars? Surprisingly, because of it's massive success, Star Wars almost didn't happen. George Lucas stuck to a vision he had, despite incredible odds, and prevailed. The rest is history. What is the lesson for us who lead kids ministires?

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!

From The Kidologist, Karl Bastian


It Just Stacks Up!

How To Impact the Kids in Your Ministry

Jesus did a lot of teaching – but first he formed relationships with those He wanted to reach. It is no different in children’s ministry. When we play with kids we create a relationship, and out of that relationship we can have a huge impact! 

One of the BEST tools I have discovered for connecting with kids is with Speed Stacks. Kids LOVE sport stacking with Speed Stacks! It is fun, easy to learn, and is probably the best sport when it comes to allowing kids of all athletic abilities to compete equally. Regardless of age, sport stacking is a ton of fun. I use them in ministry as a game – but also as a way to connect with kids.

You’ve heard it sung about Jesus, “He walked with me and He talked with me.” Well, in kidmin it's powerful when a kid can say, “He stacked with me!”

The ministry that stacks together, impacts together!

Learn more about sport stacking at Kidologist.com.

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