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The First Kidology FLASH CLASS – Fortnight!

The First Kidology FLASH CLASS – Fortnight!
Introducing Kidology’s FLASH CLASSES! Quick – Practical – No Strings Attached Karl Bastian – aka “The Kidologist” – is a student of the World of Kids. The kids at his church call him a Big Kid. He is passionate about ministry from within the culture of kids. And yes, he’s been known to order a Happy Meal for lunch! His house could double for a Toy Museum, and his office is filled with Lego sets and Rubix Cubes. If you want to keep up with kids and their world, Karl is happy to help. Kidology Flash Classes are offered to...

Breakthrough Movie Triumphs!

Breakthrough Movie Triumphs!
My family and I got to watch an early release of this film in our home recently and were riveted to the screen. Breakthrough grabs your heart and never lets go! All of the characters are so relatable and real. Their faith is called up and challenged as relationships are strained and strengthened. Of course, you are rooting for the recovery of the boy at the center of the saga, but he isn’t the only one who experiences a miracle – a breakthrough – in this incredible true story. I can’t recommend highly enough that your entire family go see...

Honoring a Humble Pioneer, Dale VonSeggon

Honoring a Humble Pioneer, Dale VonSeggon
“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.” Hebrews 13:7 I am not the first, nor will I be the last to attempt to honor Dale with words of remembrance and tribute. Dale was truly a pioneer in children’s ministry. He laid foundations that many would build upon, even for years yet to come. After all the tributes and blog entries and social media posts are written and read, they won’t come close to fully describing the impact Dale had on his singular mission of...

Living a Legacy – A Tribute to My Friend Craig Jutila

Living a Legacy – A Tribute to My Friend Craig Jutila
Pastor Craig Jutila passed away on December 26th, 2018.  as a result of a snowboarding accident. An official statement is available on his church’s Facebook page. This is my tribute to him. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 There are people who live a full life. There are others who live life to the fullest. Still others who are full of life. But rare are those who do all of these and leave the world fuller because they were here....

Jesus is Proof – God Prefers the Unlikely

Jesus is Proof – God Prefers the Unlikely
Have you figured it out yet? I know, you’ve heard it many times. God prefers to use the ordinary. The unexpected. The unknown. The unlikely. Jesus came through an unknown young girl and her husband of unknown heritage. His birth was announced to humble shepherds. There was no room in the Inn so the Son of God was born in a place suitable more for animals than the King of Kings. We know this story. We’ve taught this story. A hundred times in a hundreds ways. But what does this mean for us in Children’s Ministry? It means everything. It’s...

Led to Jesus by Candy

Led to Jesus by Candy
It was October 13th, 1972. I’ll always remember the date, because it’s my little sister’s birthday. Whenever my sister, Melissa, celebrates her birthday, I celebrate my spiritual birthday. Her physical age (no worries, sis, I won’t tell!) is my spiritual age! When my mom went into the hospital to deliver Melissa, my older sister and I were both sent to different homes to be cared for so dad could focus on Mom. I was only four years old. When I heard I was going to Candy’s house I was delighted! Candy Crowell was a favorite of all the children at...