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All Access Book Report - The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School by Aaron Reynolds

The Kidology Report reviews Aaron Reynolds' book, The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School, and provides ideas on how to transform your children's ministry.

Reinventing Children's Ministry
All Access Kidology Report: Book Report - Children Matter by Various Authors

The Kidology Report reviews the book, Children Matter, which focuses on the people and relationships of children's ministry, authored by four seminary professors: Scottie May, Beth Posterski, Catherine Stonehouse, and Linda Cannell. It's challenging and refreshing!

Children's Ministry Theory
All Access Kidology Report: Book Report - Crucial Concepts in Kids' Ministry by Randy Christensen

The Kidology Report reviews Randy Christensen's book, Crucial Concepts in Kids' Ministry, which discusses the foundational issues of children's ministry from the ground up.

Children's Ministry Fundamentals
All Access Kidology Report: Book Report - Children's Ministry in the 21st Century by Various Authors

The Kidology Report reviews the book, Children's Ministry in the 21st Century, which focuses upcoming trends shaping children's ministry, authored by Craig Jutila, Jim Wideman, Pat Verbal, and others.

Children's Ministry Trends
All Access Kidology Report: Book Report - Volunteers That Stick by Jim Wideman

The Kidology Report reviews the book Volunteers That Stick by Jim Wideman, which focuses building and keeping a solid volunteer ministry team.

Volunteers
All Access Kidology Report: Book Report - Making Your Children's Ministry the Best Hour...

The Kidology Report reviews the book Making Your Children's Ministry the Best Hour of Every Kid's Week by Sue Miller & David Staal, which focuses on setting realistic vision, values, and improvements in your children's ministry.

Improving your Children's Ministry
Starter Kidology Report: Book Report - Lead the Way God Made You by Larry Shallenberger

The Kidology Report reviews the book Lead the Way God Made You by Larry Shallenberger, which focuses on not comparing your leadership style with those of others.

Leadership Style
All Access Kidology Report: Book Report - Planning Church Events With Ease by V. Kerry Inman

The Kidology Report reviews the book Planning Church Events With Ease by V. Kerry Inman, which focuses on planning, preparing, and executing great events.

Event Planning
All Access Kidology Report: Book Report - Simple Church by Thom S. Rainer & Eric Geiger

The Kidology Report reviews the book Simple Church by Thom S. Rainer & Eric Geiger, which focuses on redefining your ministry priorities to four words: Clarity, Movement, Alignment, and Focus.

Redefining ministry priorities
All Access Kidology Report: Book Report - Reveal by Greg Hawkins & Cally Parkinson

The Kidology Report reviews the book Reveal by Greg Hawkins & Cally Parkinson, which helps answer the questions "Am I leading an effective ministry?" and "How would I even know I'm being effective?"

Evaluation, Effectiveness
All Access Kidology Report: Book Report - The 'Faith At Home' series

The Kidology Report reviews the "Faith At Home" series by Mark Holmen, discussing how churches can focus on family ministry and equip the home to be the primary place where faith is nurtured.

Family Ministry
All Access Kidology Report: Book Report - Kid CEO by Ed Young Jr.

The Kidology Report reviews the book Kid CEO by Ed Young Jr., which challenges parents to take back God-given leadership role in their homes.

Parenting, Family Ministry
All Access Kidology Report: Book Report - Children's Ministry Leadership: The You-Can-Do-It Guide

The Kidology Report reviews the book Children's Ministry Leadership: The You-Can-Do-It Guide by Jim Wideman, which provides helpful step-by-step guidance for getting things "up and running" in the world of children's ministry.

Leadership
All Access Kidology Report: Book Report - Who Made the Moon?

The Kidology Report reviews the book Who Made the Moon? A Father Explores How Faith and Science Agree by Sigmund Brouwer, which explores the conflicts between faith and science, while walking through a historical journey on the topics.

Faith and Science
All Access Kidology Report: Book Report - Death by Meeting

The Kidology Report reviews the book Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni, explores leading effective meetings, which often lead to vision casting, idea sharing, and momentum changing opportunities in your organization.

Meetings
All Access Kidology Report: Book Report - Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child

The Kidology Report reviews the book Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child by Tim Elmore, explores the idea of building leadership traits in kids.

Leadership
Starter Kidology Report: Book Report - Raising a Modern Day Joseph

The Kidology Report reviews the book Raising a Modern Day Joseph by Larry Fowler, explores the need for a family-based plan of ministry.

Family Ministry
All Access Kidology Report: Book Report - How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It

The Kidology Report reviews the book How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It by Craig Groeschel, which explores the need stay focused on your core purpose.

Leadership
All Access Kidology Report: How Does Social Media Impact Kids?

The Kidology Report explores the impact, both positive and negative, of social media on kids and children's ministry

Social Media
All Access Kidology Report: The Culture Debate

The Kidology Report explores the culture of kids as it relates to children's ministry

Culture
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