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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!

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

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Robert Munch 17:17 - Teaching Bible Skills - The Reference

Steps for teaching your kids how to use the Bible--by Book, Chapter and Verse.

Trauma-informed churches

Trauma causes toxic stress on the brains of young children. But trauma isn't just seen in those who experience child abuse, neglect or poverty. It also occurs in children of divorce.

Racing to the North Pole

Help the kids see we are all far from God's kingdom and need His forgiveness.  

Helping Your Kids Memorize Scripture

Do you struggle with finding easy ways for your kids to memorize scripture? Whether at home or at church, these tips can help children of all learning styles painlessly remember their verses.

7 Surprise Requirements to Become a Children's Pastor

Seminary will give you the education required to be a pastor and leader. But what else is required to be a great Children's Pastor?

Are you a whiner or a winner when it comes to recruiting?

There are many books on the market designed to teach ministry leaders how to recruit volunteers. Most teach basically the same principles, and we know them all. So why do we keep hearing that people don’t want to volunteer anymore?

Help! We Have an Unruly Kid and Nothing Works!

It can be so frustrating when you have one kid or a couple of kids that disrupt the entire group. Everything you’ve learned about classroom management has been tried and the kid is still out of control. What do you do?

Getting the New Kid to Open Up

Is it possible to get any kid to talk to you? Yes it is, and here are a few tricks. Feel free to put them to the test, and I guarantee that you will get a positive response.

Just Because I Can, Doesn't Mean I Should

How often do you volunteer for something that you really don't have time for? Are you feeling overwhelmed by trying to be everything to everyone? Do you know it's OK to say 'no'?

How To Know When It Is Time To Leave

It’s one of the toughest decisions you will ever have to make: leaving a church you have been serving as a staff member. It’s a decision that should NEVER be made cavalierly and never without much prayer and consideration.

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I have been thinking about this for several days now. Kidology is not just another website with chat boards. This is not like a conference. Kidology h...

Christmas Plans

Church will have 4 Gatherings 2 Christmas Eve Eve, 2 Christmas Eve. Our church does not "do" things that include children in the main gatherings, and ...

Where should I buy LEGOS.

eBay and also ask your families if they would like to donate LEGOs. That always is a hit with parents who want to get ride of some (or all). ...

Transition times

Terri Dead time is the scourge of KidMin! We don't have any other classes or experiences in addition to our two gatherings on Sundays. But our struct...

CPC 2014 WEST - Will You Be There?

KidCheck will be at both as well. CPC East and West are great conferences to attend. ...

Prayer request (leaving ministry)

Can you have a start of year celebration with the kids? Help them celebrate a new beginning. Do some encouragement activities where they all write stu...

CPC 2014 WEST - Will You Be There?

Well, this event is over, but check out INCM.org for the 2015 dates, I'll be at every location, as usual. (2015 will be my 45th and 46th CPC!)...

Transition times

Stan - right on with "dead time," keep things moving and keep kids busy. I love Wanda's idea to engage the kids relationally during this time, this ca...

Transition times

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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.

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Latest Podcast Episodes:

Kidmin Talk #072 - August 4th, 2014
Karl interviews Gerald Hinson, creator of the amazing new David vs. Goliath App from RighteousTales.com - learn about this incredible new iPad app for kids as well as tips for using the iPad for engaging kids at church. Features a special guest appearance by Karl's eight year old son, Luke.

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.

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