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Kidmin Talk #011 - November 29, 2011


Duration: 00:37:33

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Making the Most of Holidays

Welcome to the 11th episode of Kidmin Talk, the webcast show hosted by Karl Bastian, the Kidologist. Listen here on Kidology or subscribe via iTunes to listen on-the-go with your iPhone, iPod, iPad, or other mobile device.

SPONSOR: This episode is sponsored by Stars of Christmas



ABC's of KIDOLOGY: The Letter "H" = Holidays

Don't kill yourself - but make it special.
Team up with another ministry to share the work!

1) Theme it up!

  • Decorate (Narnia Trees)

2) Ramp it up!

  • Teach Special Curriculum
  • Kids in "Big Church?" Provide special bulletin or take-home family devo kit.
  • Family Sunday? Then do something to enhance

Attendance being "down" isn't a reason to do less, it is a reason to do something special that you can't do with a large group. Make "down Sundays" an "UP SUNDAY" for the kids who are there!

3) Try new or experimental things - if it flops, it was "just a holiday thing" - if it goes over great, make it a regular thing.

4) Recruiting Issues

  •     Always form a team to lead efforts.
  •     Give regulars a week off
  •     Invite people to try out CM, they might like it!
  •     Hire special guests, magician, clown, other performers
  •     Swap with other churches talent
  •     Look for talent in your church

5) Notice and Follow Up on Visitors who come on the holidays

  •     Personal visits to the homes with a gift
  •     Creative packet in the mail
  •     Phone call, leave a message


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Righteous Pop Music from CreativeMin.com played on the show:

  • "Manger Zone" - Christmas Vol. 1
  • "Three Wise Men" - Christmas Vol. 2

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