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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!

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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!

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Sample CM Ministry Org Chart

Do you have an org chart for your kidmin? You Should! Here is a sample from Pastor Karl.

Sample Ministry Brochure

This is a sample of a kids ministry brochure from Karl's church. Please dont copy in full - but you are welcome to use it for ideas and inspiration.

Confession List... For Others?!

As a lesson intro on Confessing Sin, a puppet (or actor) has a list of sins to confess... only they are OTHER people's sins!

40 Seconds in the Wilderness

This is just a fun way to help kids related to the Israelites wandering in the wilderness for forty years by having them wander the room for 40 seconds.

ZOOMING IN Video 2 - Lego Batmobile

Another video Karl made for introducing a lesson in the ZOOM Series from GO! Curriculum at his church. Used for talking about Zooming in and out over the Bible - the different between topical overview and digging in close to the details.

ZOOMING IN Video 1 - Church Building

A video Karl made for introducing the ZOOM Series from GO! Curriculum at his church. Used for talking about Zooming in and out over the Bible - the different between topical overview and digging in close to the details.

Karl's YES! Recruiting Flyer

As shared on Kidmin Talk #99, this is the recruiting flyer I made for my church. And, YES! You can use it too!

Quick Lessons Learned Not So Quickly

Here's a quick lesson in how to learn lessons quickly.

4 Ways I React When A Volunteer Leaves

How do you honestly feel when you get that dreaded email/call or hallway encounter where your volunteer is sharing with you that they are departing?

Don't Take Yourself So Seriously

Whose work are you doing, yours or the Lord's?

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need curriculum for 30 min Bible lesson

Hi Jeff, we have used Discipleship Jr. I think by David C Cook. It's downloadable. It will have more than you can use for 30 minutes but it is inexpen...

Philosophy of Ministry

I have written things about before but I struggle with saying what I want to say and thinking of everything. Thank you all for sharing these ideas!...

need curriculum for 30 min Bible lesson

Our church offers a children's lesson during the sermon portion of our church service. We teach about 15 kids in a multi-age group (age 4-10 years). ...

Father Son overnighter

There are some men mentoring boys materials that may be suitable, but I would recommend Discipleland's Pro2ge materials or even the Awesome Adventure ...

Father Son overnighter

Hey I had a father ask me about some resources/ideas for a father son overnighter. His son will be going into 4th grade and has just asked Jesus into ...

New Resource For When Kids Accept Christ

Thanks! ...

New Resource For When Kids Accept Christ

Aaron, DiscipleZone does have their own website and a sampler (with DZ watermark) is available for you to check out. Click here to see sample....

New Resource For When Kids Accept Christ

What is the publisher or theological background for Walking with Jesus for Kids? One of the pastors here was concerned about which direction the Get G...

Curriculum for Once-a-Month Family Night

We tried something like this and used the curriculum from Children's Ministry Deals. We used it for about 3-4 months and made it so lessons were stan...

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Walk Through Paper!

In this Kidology Lab, Karl Bastian, the Kidologist - shows you an amazing trick you can do for your kids, with a bonus fun gag that always gets a laugh. Without cutting the edges of a normal piece of paper, Karl will show you how to cut a hole in the paper large enough for an entire person to pass through. Sounds impossible! It is, unless you know the secret.


The Amazing Quarter and Dime trick

In this Kidology Lab, Karl shows you how to pass a quarter through a hole the size of a dime. It's impossible! (Unless you know the secret.) It's a great object lesson on how God can do the impossible!


Secrets of Effective Kid Communicators

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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 #100 - August 11th, 2017
Let's Celebrate! It is Kidmin Talk #100! It was recorded LIVE via Facebook Live and is now here with show notes. Karl talks timeless truth versus fads and provides his second week report as a new children's pastor!


Kidmin Talk #099 - August 4th, 2017
Pastor Karl Bastian reports, via Facebook Live, at the end of his first week as a new children's pastor at a church in Colorado. What did he do during that first week? What is most important to do at the beginning? Find out! And let him know if you'd like further reports like this!


Kidmin Talk #098 - June 20th, 2017
Karl Bastian, the Kidologist from Kidology.org, invites John Mobley onto the show to have a Kidmin Talk about Creativity! John is known as Johnny Magic in the Indianapolis area and is one of the most creative people Karl knows. If you don't think you are creative - think again! This podcast will give you some practical ideas on how you can unleash your own creativity!


Kidmin Talk #097 - June 13th, 2017
Karl Bastian, aka the Kidologist, from Kidology.org invites Pastor Craig Wilson onto the show to talk about creative ways to reach the kids who don't go to your church. Incredible ministry in church is great - but what about the children who will never walk through your doors? Don't they need to learn about Jesus too? How can you creatively reach them?


Kidmin Talk #096 - June 1st, 2017
Karl Bastian, founder of Kidology.org, is joined by Stanley Mearse, a veteran children's pastor and frequent creative consultant to Karl and contributor to Kidology products. Stanley is super creative and has some great insights on how to Gain, Train and Retain volunteers!


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From The Kidologist, Karl Bastian

 

Stop Trying to Bear Good Fruit!

How to properly teach the Fruit of the Spirit

For years one of my "pet peeves" theologically has been how much I hear kids being taught to "work on the Fruit of the Spirit." There are countless kids church series' that go through each fruit helping kids to work on them, one by one. 

I've even seen sermons to adults admonishing Christians to work on being more kind or gentle or self-controlled.

But there is a serious flaw in this approach!

Fruit produced by our effort isn't Fruit of the Spirit - it is fruit of the flesh, even if the end result is good.

Stick with me for a moment! I know the Bible says to produce good fruit - we should! But too often our approach is backwards.

The secret is the simple yet profound truth.... (Read On) 

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