Do you do background checks at your church?

view more surveys
I appreciate your ministry very much... it is so excitting to picture how many cm's everywhere have been assisted and been able to raise their bar of excellence up a notch or two because of the ministry of Kidology.
-Pastor Todd McKeever
Background Checks Kidology Coaching Children's Ministry Magazine
Kidology News and Updates

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!


FREE Back-To-School Curriculum

Is It Recess Yet? Back-To-School series is a 4-Week curriculum available to Kidology Premium Members as a free download! Not a member? Now you can purchase it!

Go Super this Summer!

God can make a hero out of anyone! Superheroes of the Faith is a 5-lesson series for just $33.  Download today!

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!

$1 Admin Tools & Training

Get ready for fall with this Super Summer Sale! Kidology Premium Members can download the Administrative Tool Box & Training Sessions for just $1

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

What is Kidology Join the Kidology Get a Newsletter
Kidology Zones

Latest Zone Posts

The Problem of Second Generation Christianity

Do “Second Generation Christians” really understand the Gospel message?

Beyond the Classroom

If you minister to kids you have a powerful opportunity to impact lives in dramatic ways, and the small amount of effort it takes may surprise you.

Draw the Bible; Turn Off the DVD Player

Karl presents a creative teaching style and encourages us to stop using the DVD player while teaching.

Heritage Builders Bulletin Insert - July 2014

Heritage Builders "Generation to Generation" bulletin insert for July 2014

Sexting: A Digital Topic to Talk About With Your Teen

Five points for talking to your teen about sexting.

How To Get Rest in the Busyness of Summer

How children's ministry leaders can enjoy their summer and find rest in busyness.

Follow the Voice!

Here is a game you can use to help teach the story of Samson.

Volunteer Evaluation Worksheet

An evaluation worksheet that can be used to help gain feedback as well as help volunteers evaluate their performance.

I'd Cotton to Some Candy

A puppet skit on Daniel 3 that teaches that God is always God.

What's Your Excuse?

An inspiring story from Karl about at 67 year old that is not making excuses when it comes to ministry.

Kidology Forums

Latest Forum Posts

To stay or go...

Great input and Excellent questions, Glen. (as always!)...

To stay or go...

I know you will get terrific input from Karl, but here are a few questions to consider from me. These are not intended for you to answer here, but rat...

Need Robot costume help

Howdy, I'm developing a few new characters for my church's 180 kidmin outreach. One of them will be a robot. I need ideas and suggestions for how to...

To stay or go...

Great question - no easy answer! Rather than write a long answer here, feel free to call me. As a fellow Summiteer, you've got my cell phone number br...

To stay or go...

I'd love to hear the thoughts and wisdom from those that have been doing this longer than I have. Five years ago, my family moved three states away t...

Kids Worship Values

You will go through seasons with the kids. There are times where it is more worship than lesson. And there are seasons where you must meet the kids wh...

Kidmin Talk #71 iMinistry - Kidmin Apps

Thanks for sharing, here is a link to the Beginners Bible App. I'll have to check that out!...

Kidmin Talk #71 iMinistry - Kidmin Apps

Thanks for the info on KidCheck. It sounds great. I work with preschoolers and one of the apps they have loved this last year is the Beginners Bible ...

Amazing Kids! Amazing God!

Praise God for the way he's moved through that week! We're in the midst of planning and last-minute prep, and it's so good to remember why we're doing...

Kids Worship Values

For those of you who have a program with weekly children's worship, what values do you have for that time? How do you balance discipleship vs. outrea...

KidCheck Secure Check-In Systems
  • Store
  • Garage Sale
  • Training
  • Jobs
  • Directory
  • Podcast

Featured Store Items

Stickers Through the Bible - 1st Quarter Stickers Through the Bible - 1st Quarter
Genesis through Exodus 
Your Price: $99.00
Buy Now!
Stickers Through the Bible - 2nd Quarter Stickers Through the Bible - 2nd Quarter
Numbers through 1 Kings 
Your Price: $79.00
Buy Now!
Stickers Through the Bible - 3rd Quarter Stickers Through the Bible - 3rd Quarter
1 Kings through Jonah 
Your Price: $79.00
Buy Now!
Stickers Through the Bible - 4th Quarter Stickers Through the Bible - 4th Quarter
Birth of Jesus through Paul's Shipwreck 
Your Price: $99.00
Buy Now!
A Dad's Gotta Do What A Dad's Gotta Do A Dad's Gotta Do What A Dad's Gotta Do
A Book For Dads and Sons 
Your Price: $14.99
Buy Now!
Childrens Church Stuff Glow in the Dark Day Extreme Party Plan (Download) Childrens Church Stuff Glow in the Dark Day Extreme Party Plan (Download)
Your Price: $8.99
Buy Now!

View All

New in Online Training

Ban This Word from Kidmin

Espresso Education! - A Shot of Concentrated Kidmin Training. In this episode Karl talks about a word he wants BANNED from children's ministry as we realize our value to God as we minister to kids!

Surviving and Thriving in Leadership

Learn life lessons from a twenty year veteran of ministry who shares openly what he has learned about how to survive and thrive in ministry.

Episode 7: Object Lessons!

The seventh episode of "The Kids Church Cooking Show", a training video for The Kids Church Cookbook, takes a look at the many ways you can use object lessons to enhance your teaching in children's church.

View All

Recent Job Openings

Children's Ministry Director
There is a Children's Ministry Director job opening in MA

Director of Children's and Youth Ministries
There is a Director of Children's and Youth Ministries job opening in NE

Children's Ministry Pastor
There is a Children's Ministry Pastor job opening in OR

KIDS Pastor
There is a KIDS Pastor job opening in Ga

Director of Family Ministries
There is a Director of Family Ministries job opening in NJ

View All

New in the Resource Directory

Worlds of Wow!
Worlds of Wow! is the #1 company partnering with churches creating ridiculously cool, fun environments impacting kids and families.

Kids Bible Coloring Pages
Use these free, printable Bible coloring pages for your church in your Children's Ministry, Sunday School or any other group. Your children will have a fun time learning all the books of the Bible by creatively coloring each page and coloring bible scripture pages.

Kid's Fest Live, Inc.
We believe that elementary and preteens deserve excellence. No short-cuts! Our stage and style show just that. President and Founder, Jeff Hooper has served in Children's Ministry for over 20 years and his desire is contagious when reaching this generation!

Sparrow Chalk Art Ministries
Children's Ministry of Chalk and Blacklight Drawings, Original VBS and Camp Programs and Unique Upbeat Music with Scripture as the basis of the presentations.

Well Equipped Volunteer
Hi! My name is Janelle and I help small churches equip their children's ministry volunteers!

View All

Latest Podcast Episodes:

Kidmin Talk #071 - July 21st, 2014
Karl shares what apps he uses to make ministry easier and more effective with an iPad; from management to volunteer encouragement to child security to connecting with kids. This is the age of iMinistry!

Kidmin Talk #070 - June 30th, 2014
Karl dropped by Awana Headquarters to sit down with Michael Scarbrough to get the "inside scoop" on some new and exciting changes happening at Awana. You'll learn Awana is more of a global mission than merely a club ministry and how your church can benefit from Awana.

Kidmin Talk #069 - May 9th, 2014
Children's Evangelist Barney Kinard joins Karl to talk about practical methods and tips for leading kids to Jesus as well as questions and issues around this central topic.

Kidmin Talk #068 - April 15, 2014
Recruiting is an ever present duty of kidmin leaders and so a popular topic. But you'll have a lot less recruiting to do if you discover the secrets of RETAINING the volunteers you already have. Karl provided proven tips to keeping volunteers so you won't have as many empty spots to fill.

Kidmin Talk #067 - March 18, 2014
Minister like Jesus - intentionally disciple some kids one on one. Not sure how? Karl offers very practical suggestions from what to do when you meet, how to be effective, and suggests resources to help.

From The Kidologist, Karl Bastian


Steve Jobs Helping Kidmin?


Since everyone and their brother is jumping on the "what Steve Jobs would say" band wagon, I'm going to jump on too and suggest that Steve Jobs would be delighted that his invention of the iPad has just made kids safer at church! Now, I know he wasn't a big fan of things religious, but I think even he would be pleased to know that because of KidCheck's new iPad App the following are true:

  • Checking in kids securely at church is faster and easier! (and more relational)
  • Parents can enroll their children with ease on their own iPads!
  • Parents can instantly add or remove approved guardians with KidCheck accounts right from their own iPads.
  • Leaders can check if someone picking up a child is approved quickly and easily if they have a licensed iPad approved by the leadership.
  • Medical information can be attained quickly and easily in an emergency by an approved leader instantly by scanning a child's name tag using the camera on an iPad right from within the new KidCheck App!
  • Parents can use an iPad at a station at church to check their children in or be greeted by a friendly staff member at church who can check them in - no more clunky impersonal and confusing giant computers that put off new visitors.

If Steve Jobs were alive today, I can see him demonstrating KidCheck at one of his large events just to show how his invention is changing lives, keeping kids safe, and making life easier for children's pastors. Can't you?

To learn more about KidCheck's new iPad App visit any of the following links, and remember, Kidology.org Premium Members SAVE on KidCheck's awesome services!

BONUS: Enjoy my latest podcast where I describe the app in more detail, PLUS many more Kidmin Apps: iMinistry: Kidmin Apps


Friends & Heroes Save up to 20% KidCheck's New Mobile App ImpressKids.com Scripture Memory for Today's Kids DiscipleTown Unit 19 - Memorization My Awesome Adventure is Back!

FINAL DiscipleTown Unit!
DiscipleTown Unit 24
"How to Walk in Victory"

Discovering God's Path Curriculum The Kids Church Cooking Show - Episode 5: Stories The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe Learn about DiscipleTown

What's Your Opinion?
Drop by our Survey area and share your thoughts!

Speed Stacks Stacking Cups

Kid's Church Lessons
Children's church lessons & series from our Zones!

Kidology on Twitter