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THE NO RULES GAME!

THE NO RULES GAME!
Why did God give us commandments and rules? Was it to spoil our fun? Rather than merely explain it, have your kids experience it! Play the NO RULES GAME! Randomly divide the kids up. Put out a bunch of game stuff. Blow the whistle say “GO!” As the kids start to try and play with the stuff, start awarding points AND penalties and declare a winner and loser. See how the kids respond. They won’t like a game with no rules where it is unclear how to be a winner! Finally stop the game and explain that’s WHY God gave...

The LEAST vs. GREATEST GAME!

The LEAST vs. GREATEST GAME!
The LEAST vs. GREATEST GAME! “The Last Shall Be First” Prep: Number the Chairs: ROW # and SEAT # (Signs Provided at Link Below) Points: You need something physical for points – popsicle sticks, beans, etc. Something that can be passed out quickly that kids can hold so the points are tangible. PLAY: Kids Move Around and Choose a Chair, then the next RULE is read! (Option: You can make it appear that the rules are random by drawing a rule from a hat, just make sure you draw the final rule last.) Don’t mislead or lie to the kids,...

NEW Outpost Set!

NEW Outpost Set!
Finally got to update my Kids Church set! I’ve been using a blackboard wall and some curtains for two years while I saved up to be able to finally build what I wanted. We call our kids church The Outpost because I want the kids to know that church isn’t the destination in our faith, it is only where we get trained and equipped, the Adventure is out there in the world during the week. We’re in Colorado, so we love the outdoors and the mountains, so our entire ministry is themed that way, Basecamp for Nursery, Scramblers for 2-3’s,...

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...