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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.

15 Minute Anxiety Detox for Leaders

Do you need an anxiety detox? Take 15 minutes and help yourself with these steps to decrease anxiety.

Ready, Set, Splash! 10 Water Games for Kids

10 Fun Water Games to Play when it's HOT outside!

Glad Girl and Glad Boy Skit

A skit that we did at our Church's Annual March Gladness program.

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Ideas to teach Hebrews 4:12

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Midweek Service

From our perspective, the mid-week service falls into your church vision plan. For us, it falls into our evangelism area. For CM I have broken all ...

Midweek Service

I have been asked by our lead pastor to give the pros and cons of a midweek service. Would you have one if you didn't have to? Why or why not? Are ...

Ideas to teach Hebrews 4:12

One object lesson is to show both a sword and a dagger and explain that in a battle a sword was a big broad weapon that could do major damage, but a d...

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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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Making VBS Follow Up EASY!

Too often intensions of follow up on all the new VBS kids are far better than the actual follow up, because, let's face it. Follow up is hard work. Sometimes the easiest parts of it, are just time consuming and therefore don't get done.

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The VBS Follow Up Kit contains over 20 ready-to-send templates in editable Microsoft Word format that make following up on your Summer Outreach Program fast and easy! From thanking your volunteers, to explaining spiritual decisions to parents, and all the way to sending monthly seasonal invitations to church. This Follow Up Kit makes reaching out to the children who came to VBS a snap!

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