The Kids Church Cookbook

Kids Church CookbookThe Kids Church Cookbook cooks up Karl Bastian's secrets for what it takes to be a Chef of the Word of God -- and he should know, having served up over 1,000 Kids Church services! This resource is loaded with insightful instruction and practical training that will help both beginners and veterans.



There is no other training tool for Children's Church like this. Featuring 7 individual training installments, each with a companion instructional video, The Kids Church Cookbook equips you to create children's church services that kids love.

Each installment features an idea-packed and training-rich 25+ page PDF Manual as the "main course," as well as a "side dish" consisting of a 15+ minute Training Video.

Kids Church CookbookFilmed on location in a custom kitchen showroom, The Kids Church Cooking Show showcases a training topic related to children's ministry, including ballooning, magic, puppetry, games, object lessons, and more! These downloadable videos not only can help train you, but can also be shown to others in your church ministry. It's children's ministry "edutainment" at its best.

For about the cost of a movie ticket and popcorn, each installment of The Kids Church Cookbook can be purchased for just $11.99... if you are a Kidology All Access Member.



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The Kids Church Cookbook joins our growing library of popular Kidology education resources -- including The Kidology Handbook CD-ROM and the 5-lesson Leadership Labs online training series -- as a way to further equip and encourage children's ministry workers.

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In contrast to the Leadership Labs, which featured companion PDF and video components taught on the same theme, each of the 7 parts in the The Kids Church Cookbook offer something a bit more unique. The text-based portion of each installment, delivered via downloadable PDF, outlines Karl's strategy for running a successful children's church program. Additionally, each of the 7 video-based portions, presented as "The Kids Church Cooking Show", feature Karl Bastian showcasing a creative skill for teaching kids, including the topics of magic, puppets, balloons, games, object lessons, hats, and storytelling.

As a membership benefit, Kidology All Access Members can watch "The Kids Church Cooking Show" videos in our Online Training section.  However, only by purchasing the Download Kit via the Kidology Store will you receive both the training PDF installlments and the "Cooking Show" videos in two popular media formats for offline viewing.

Kid's Church Cookbook CD-ROOMORDER TODAY!

Available on CD-ROM or INSTANT DOWNLOAD in the Kidology Store.

OR, as before, you still have the option of buying individual sections as downloads and building your Kid's Church Cookbook on your schedule in the order that suits you, but now that it is complete, you can get the ENTIRE BOOK on CD-ROM mailed to you.

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Overview of Parts 1-7

Here's an overview of each installment of The Kids Church Cookbook:


    Kids Church Cookbook - Part 1 1. Called to be a Chef of God's Word - ORDER NOW!
    The Foundation to a Fantastic Children's Church Experience

    This introductory unit establishes your role as a Chef of God's Word and lays the foundation for the rest of the book. It is loaded with tips and secrets on planning, launching and running a successful children's church as well as addressing the issue of whether or not to have a kids church in the midst of a resurgence of emphasis on family ministry.

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    Kids Church Cookbook - Part 2 2. Setting the Mood - ORDER NOW!
    Creating an Environment that Engages Children
    Learn how to create an atmosphere where kids can't help but learn. Develop your personal presence, tips regarding discipline, and how to promote and launch your children's church service.

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    Kids Church Cookbook - Part 3 3. Developing the Recipe - ORDER NOW!
    Writing Solid Biblical Lessons; becoming Curriculum Independent
    Curriculum has its place, but should not be a crutch. After this unit, all you will ever need to teach children will be a Bible! Learn how to create powerful lessons from any passage of scripture. Your presentation skills will be transformed as you learn how to develop your own recipes and formulate your own "secret sauce."

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    Kids Church Cookbook - Part 4 4. Choosing Ingredients - ORDER NOW!
    The Seasonings that Bring Your Lessons to Life
    Learn how to bring your lesson to life! Discover the best ingredients for Kids Church, many often overlooked. If your DVD player is your primary tool, your kids are missing out on tastier ways of learning. A whole smorgasbord of ideas awaits you!

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    Kids Church Cookbook - Part 5 5. Getting Creative - ORDER NOW!
    Unleashing Your Own Personal Creativity
    Especially for those who don't think they are creative, this installment will have your brain exploding with ideas. Learn the secrets of creative people. This unit includes an EXCLUSIVE INVENTION of Karl's that will help even the most uncreative person create amazing lessons out of thin air!

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    Kids Church Cookbook - Part 6
    6. The Kitchen Crew - ORDER NOW!
    Developing Your Upper Elementary Children into Leaders
    Developing kids into leaders has been the hallmark of Karl's Kids Church for over 15 years. Learn what happens back in the kitchen to get kids in charge, as well as how engage parents and other adults to help in children's church.

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    Kids Church Cookbook - Part 6 7. Menu Planning - ORDER NOW!
    Advance Planning and Every Lesson You'll Ever Need!
    No longer will you be planning a week or month ahead. A true Chef has a master plan for the spiritual health of the children in his or her care. This final unit will equip you to develop a master strategy for making disciples of the children in your stewardship. Kids Church may be fun, but now it will be strategic as well.

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