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We Are All Adopted!

November is National Adoption Month! This Single Lesson from Karl Bastian explores Bible characters that were adopted and illustrates adoption as a picture of salvation for everyone!

Christmas Bible Bingo

Don't miss Christmas Bible Bingo or our other Christmas products in the Kidology Store!

CODE 2-5-2 Spy-Themed Curriculum

Teach kids how to grow up like Jesus with this spy-themed 4-week curriculum...new from the Kidologist! 

Next Steps for Kids

Lead your kids through the Next Steps in their spiritual journey.

The Hunt for Christmas is on!

New Christmas Clue Hunt Game helps to uncover the true story of Christ's birth.
Only $13.99 for Premium Members!

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ToyBox Tales Christmas DVD

The Christmas story has never been so memorable or unique!

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!

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 Coaching

Need help from a veteran children's ministry professional? Consider Kidology Coaching, where a dedicated coach guides you through foundational areas of ministry.

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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!

 

It's About Relationship

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

NoDuh, the Wise One

Teach the spiritual disciplines with NoDuh, an 11-part series of 5-minute high-resolution videos that challenges kids areas of fasting, simplicity, and more.

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!

Gimmie! some Christmas!

Gimmie! Gimmie! Christmas is a fast-paced, holiday trading game from Karl Bastian that illustrates thankfulness vs. selfishness. It's affordable, hectic fun!

Jam Packed with Bright Ideas

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

A ToyBox Tales Christmas

Need a quick way to share the story of Christmas? Pick up A ToyBox Tales Christmas. 6 videos for just $8.99 and available for immediate download!

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!

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

Let's Talk Kidmin Facebook Page

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!

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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Let Us Pray--Bible Lesson for Children

This lesson is designed to teach children how to pray using The Lord’s Prayer. 

6 Things I Tell Every Storyteller

Here are six things I tell every storyteller whether they are veterans or new to the storytelling role.

How a Christmas Bon Bon (Cracker) reminds me about Jesus

Challenge a child to pull on a Bon Bon. Then look at the three things in them and discuss how they point to Jesus.

Jesus Gives Us Life Science Object Lesson

Here's an easy-to-do science experiment using only a balloon and a hex nut to illustrate the abundant life Jesus can give us.

Preschoolers Angel Breakfast

Christmas events are often for elementary school children and above. We run this Angel Breakfast just for our preschoolers to make Christmas special for them too.

Responding to Negative Feedback

A negative comment about you have said or done is not the end of the world, but it often feels like it. Craig Jutila encourages you to move on and make something constructive out of the situation.

Advent Prayer Chain

Kids Corner has just the thing to help you countdown to Christmas this Advent season. It’s our all new KC Advent Calendar Paper Chain.

How to Raise Christian Kids in Public Schools

Christian beliefs and public school might seem contradictory on many fronts. But here's some timely advice for parents on how to raise our kids Christian even if they are attending a public school.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Use the classic story by Dr. Seuss to share salvation during the Christmas season

The Partnership of Security Teams & Children's Ministry for Safety Part 2

In our first post, The Partnership of Security Teams & Children’s Ministry for Safety we shared information on how to get the momentum moving to start a church security team, if your church lacks one. For this post, we’d like to share actionable steps that you can take for engaging and utilizing an existing security team.

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Trek and Journey AWANA...

For those with Trek and Journey programs, I have an AWANA question specific to how student ministries view/interact with your AWANA program. I am a C...

It’s a Wrap or Stars of Christmas

Thanks Dan - we gave them a download version, so nothing needed from you. Thanks for your generous spirit!...

It’s a Wrap or Stars of Christmas

Thank you Karl for offering this. Let me know if you need anything from me to make this donation happen....

It’s a Wrap or Stars of Christmas

Wow, that's incredible! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! I have submitted a support ticket with the information you requested. Blessings to you! ...

It’s a Wrap or Stars of Christmas

Hey, drop Kidology support an email with the URL to this thread (so they can see I approved it) and we'll gladly send you a complimentary download of ...

It’s a Wrap or Stars of Christmas

Good morning....we are a brand new church plant in Eastern Washington. We would like to borrow either "It's a Wrap" or "Stars of Christmas" Series fo...

Christmas Eve family service ideas?

I have just discovered the pages and am praying you have current links to the Christmas pagent ideas, please????...

DiscipleTown: General Questions

DiscipleTown worship curriculum has enough materials to cover up to two hours of teaching time, if needed. It has several elements suggested for each ...

Partnering With Parents

Yep! that is great stuff! I'm hoping others will chime in on what they have implemented the ideas for that or other things they tried. ...

DiscipleTown: General Questions

Can you give me an estimated time that the DiscipleTown worships should cover? 1 hr? 90 Min? Thanks ...


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New in Online Training

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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There is a Director of Children and Family Ministries job opening in LA


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I'm The Story
I'm The Story provides the world's best personalized classic books for children and adults. Our books are gateways to other worlds. Customize yours today!!


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DiscipleZone Resources at Grace Church
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.


Impress Kids
Impress Kids is Bible memory games for this generation of children. Impress Kids is used in Christian churches, homes, and day schools, and everywhere else boys and girls around the world are becoming followers of Jesus Christ.


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Latest Podcast Episodes:

Kidmin Talk #091 - November 30th, 2016
Karl Bastian is joined on this podcast by two expert communicators. Kidology Coach Barney Kinard and professional magician Johnny Mobley (aka Johnny Magic) were in town for the FCM Conference so Karl sat down with them and asked them to share some insights on how to engage an audience. PLUS, learn about an amazing new School of Magic kit and app from Johnny Magic!


Kidmin Talk #090 - November 23rd, 2016
God works through relationships. He is in the people building business not program development. God is not interested in building your ministry. He is passionately committed to building YOU and building others through you. This is the final keynote in the Awesome Series as we look at our Awesome Community in Kidmin.


Kidmin Talk #089 - November 17th, 2016
We have an Awesome Opportunity - given to us by God to make a real difference not only in our world, but for eternity. Only YOU can do what God has planned for you. We have this incredible opportunity to see God's Plan come to pass! Learn the secret to significance and seeing your life become everything that God planned for you, far in advance!


Kidmin Talk #088 - November 10th, 2016
We serve an Awesome God, and yet, we get overwhelmed and stressed by the challenges of ministry. The struggle is ironic, but real. Ironic, because we have the Almighty God of the universe behind us - and yet, we often focus on the obstacles. This podcast will encourage you and help you have a Jedi-like calm as you realize that your big problems are no problem to the God we serve!


Kidmin Talk #087 - November 1st, 2016
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! How do we make Christmas special for kids? This podcast features a BUNCH of ideas to make Christmas special in your children's ministry.


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Help Your Kids Honor Jesus This Christmas

Cradle for the King

Last Christmas I learned about a new tool for helping my family focus on Jesus from Thanksgiving all the way to Christmas – and it is VERY cool!

It is called Cradle for the King – and the concept is simple. As your family notices the fruit of the Spirit in each other, the manger is created and prepared for Jesus at Christmas.


STARTING AT THANKSGIVING is ideal, but you can start any time before Christmas to get the focus of the season where it belongs – on Jesus and the impact He should be having on our lives.

Through the book included in the set, children witness a family who joyfully exhibits the spiritual gifts in Galatians chapter five and “prepare the way” for Jesus, who finally appears in the cradle on Christmas morning.

While it is ideal for families, you can also get a set to give out at church. Check out the Cradle for the King 12-pack.

Our family is using this fun tool this season, and I invite you to join us as we prepare for a season with a reason!

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