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Karl, I'm excited about the Kids Church Cookbook! I love helping children to learn about God and your Cookbook sounds like fun! I can't wait to learn more and it's hard for me to believe I'm the first to order! Thanks for blessing us here in Okinawa with your wonderful website and curricula.
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Preteen Zone

Powered by our friends at PreteenMinistry.net, this Zone of articles, ideas, and tools will help equip you for working with preteens.

Hosted by Nick Diliberto, preteen columnist for Children's Ministry Magazine and Children's Pastor in San Diego, CA, here you'll find a growing collection of resources that were actually created by preteen leaders! Plus, you can contribute by submitting your own ideas as well!

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Premium Be Different - Be An Alien!

A preteen lesson from Karl Bastian featuring David and Goliath and what it means to be an alien in this world! Small Group hand out included.

The Power of the Gospel
Premium Listen to the Holy Spirit Game

A fun game that illustrates the need to focus to listen to the Holy Spirit over other "voices" in our lives.

Holy Spirit
Premium Pinterest Get to Know You Game

This is a "Get to Know You" game based on the popular website Pinterest.com. It helps a large group of kids or teens quickly find people with common interests.  

Ice Breaker Game w/ Pinterest
Premium Ticket to Heaven Game

A game by Karl Bastian that visually illustrates the eternal impact of sharing your faith. Includes a complete video of the game in action!  

The Gospel
Premium Tips for Teaching Preteens (Middle Schoolers)

Karl Bastian provides some practical tips on engaging and keeping the interest of middle schoolers when teaching. (Bonus: Comes with a sample middle school lesson.)

Teaching Preteens
Premium Ultimate Paper, Rock, Scissors

Everyone knows Paper, Rock, Scissors - this large group version is a LOT of fun and teaches teamwork, encouragement and the power of prayer!

Fun Game / Power of Prayer
Premium Controlled Chaos

Learning to deal with the reality of Choas in a preteen ministry.

Choas, Discipline
Premium Get Real with Preteens

Learn to share part of your life with preteens in order to grab their attention.

Testimony, Stories, Authentic
Premium Get to Know ME Form

An easy form for getting to know your Middle Schoolers.

Getting to Know Preteen
Premium Good to Great

Take your preteen ministry to the next level and begin making an even bigger impact.

Relationships, Programing


  

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