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10 Ways to Engage Parents in Children's Ministry

Turn parents' natural interest into involvement in your children's ministry.

I'm My Mama's Reflection

Use this simple skit to teach your kids about reflecting God in their actions.

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.

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

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Preteen and teen volunteers

Membership and its meaning/significance varies from church to church. For many today, it means almost nothing. For others, it is taken very seriously ...

Preteen and teen volunteers

Hello out there! I'm a part of a church plant and we have a family that comes often, helps out, and participates actively in service but have not join...

Midweek Service

Scott has given great feedback above. In light of what he shared, I suggest evaluating your specific church's need for a mid-week service by conside...

Kidmin Talk - 010 the Gospel

In group settings when the gospel has been presented do you typically offer a group invitation to respond? Or... take them aside for further prayer an...

Kidmin Talk - 010 the Gospel

Thanks, Karl! Here is a follow-up question. In group settings when the gospel has been presented do you typically offer a group invitation to respond?...

An Exciting NEW Preschool Curricululm!

Do you think it would be a good "for home" use resource for parents of preschoolers? Absolutely! Perfect for home. While there are group games in the...

An Exciting NEW Preschool Curricululm!

Do you think it would be a good "for home" use resource for parents of preschoolers?...

Kidmin Talk - 010 the Gospel

When I get to present the Gospel to kids who have little knowledge about God and/or the Bible - I usually use a combination of story telling that illu...

Kidmin Talk - 010 the Gospel

Im going to be listening to this podcast this week, but because I'm in the process of helping design the teaching content for my church's weekly Satur...

check in -and out system for preteen

Our Childrens Ministry is downstairs and we are the only thing downstairs so we have the habit of saying come down instead of drop off. Sounds like a...


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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.


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