Kidmin Talk #027 - April 17, 2012


Duration: 00:34:04

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Home Court Advantage

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SPONSOR: This episode is sponsored by Speed Stacks



YouTube Videos featuring Karl and Speed Stacks:

Karl vs. Emily Fox, World Champion Sport Stacker:


Karl vs. Chicago Bear Tommie Harris:


Karl, and nephew and niece demonstrating BattleStack: (a retired product)



Visitation - getting in the homes of kids, is the best way to get to know the kids in your ministry. A child bedroom is a laboratory of a child's interests. If you want to understand a child, visit their bedroom - it is a diorama of their of their heart.

Ways to get into a kids home:

  1. [Deleted, only mentioned on the show!] LOL
  2. Visitation Prize! You visit the winner of a contest!
  3. Birthdays
  4. Sick, Injured, Special Needs
  5. Video Taping... (explained on the show)
  6. Make the most of unexpected opportunities


  1. Have parent's permission.
  2. Keep doors ope.
  3. Don't be nosey.
  4. Don't overstay welcome!

What to do while there:

  1. Ask to see their room.
  2. Be observant.
  3. Ask questions.
  4. Talk about what they have.
  5. PLAY with them!
  6. Disciple them.


THE RESULTS If you get into the homes of the kids you minister to, then you are truly engaging in effective relational ministry. It will give you greater insight into the interests and needs of kids, and endear them to you so that they are more eager and ready to receive instruction from you. Ever had a really good friend who had never been to your house? Didn’t think so. If you want to be their friend, you’ve got to get over to their house.

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