Pie in the Face!

It is a commonly known fact among children’s pastors that sooner or later you are going to end up with pie in your face. If not figuratively, then literally! Sunday was a super fun day in Kid’s Church! Our Virtue of the Month for January was “Resourcefulness” defined as “Using what you have to get the job done.” We decided to spend the month planning a ‘block party’ in Kids Church, but not spending money – using what we had to get the job done. The room was filled with fun games that were all fun but simple games using stuff from around the house. Shooting straws at targets, paper airplanes, rubber bands and Styrofoam cups, etc. Even bowling with a hamster in his hamster ball. (download video!) But the kids favorite, of course, was “Throwing a Pie at Pastor Karl!” In order to get throw at pie at their beloved pastor, they had to get a ‘Pie Throwing Ticket’ by bringing something to the block party – food, decorations, games, etc. It was a messy, but lots of fun: BEFORE: DURING: AFTER: The 2nd favorite booth for the kids was HAMSTER BOWLING!! (Don’t worry, no hamsters were harmed in …

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CPC "Pastor Karl Awards" Continued….

The “PASTOR KARL AWARDS” Continue with with Day #2 and #3…. MOST AWESOME KIDOLOGY MEMBER / FAN: Shelly, a devoted fan and super encouraging Kidology member, (aka, “The Kidologist Stalker“) brought me a DEW! NO WHERE in all of WDW can you buy anything made by Pepsi! First she saved half of her last Dew for me, which I was rationing out in table spoons, and then she drove out of WDW to get me a whole six pack! That definately makes Shelly the cooest Kidology Member ever! While she may be one of the craziest and spaztic people I know, she is also an awesome children’s pastor as I discovered when I did a Kidology To Go seminar at her church in October 2005. GO SHELLY! BEST CARTOON VERSION OF ONES SELF: If you go to Rob Biagi’s booth, this is the banner above his booth. I wanted to see how accurate the cartoon of him is… what do you think?? I can barely tell them apart! BIGGEST RIP OFF: A littel game here: This total of $18.72 in the Coranado Spring restaurant was for what: a) Three Cokes b) A rip-eye steak and Coke c) Hamburger, Fries and …

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CPC Orlando – Day #1 – Introducing the "Pastor Karl Awards"

As DAY #1 of CPC Orlando comes to a close, I’d like to give out a few impromptu awards here on PastorKarl.com BEST CHILDREN’S PASTOR T-SHIRT: WINNER: Scott Philips Kidology member and contributor to the site. BEST PARENTS @ CPC! (?) WINNER: Rob and Kathleen Biagi ( www.robbiagi.com ) Notice the baby sleeping next to the doll in the suitcase! I hope they poked some holes in it for the flight to Orlando! MOST LIKELY TO GET ARRESTED: WINNERS: These Kidology fans showed up with a marshmellow gun and proudly showed the ticket Epcot security gave them…. for ‘having too much fun.’ COOLEST BOOTH GAME: WINNER: Nitro Kids Show! ( www.nkshow.com ) This is a great concept, basketball on the head. I have an inflatable version, but this is cool – helmet and goggles! It is easy to see who is ‘a head’ in this game! But heads are gonna roll if it goes bad! Talk about losing your head in a situation! Ok, enough puns, time to move ahead… BEST DRESSED: WINNER: Lisa Welchelor…. MOST LIKELY TO WEAR THE SAME OUTFIT AS THE LAST CPC: WINNER: Lisa Welchel AND Karl Bastian. Yes, this picture is from my meeting Lisa …

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A Lazy Day before the Madness begins…

After a very full day at two WDW parks, today I was in the mood to chill out a bit. Sara was off to visit family, the Tanners were back to conquer another park (Magic Kingdom today, Steve’s third consecutive Magic Kingdom/Disneyland visit with rain!) while I slept in and then strolled the grounds. It’s a really nice place. Except for the Opryland in TN (2001?), this is probably the nicest place a CPC conference has been hosted. (and maybe nicer since it is outdoors and is in WDW) The grounds are absolutely beautiful. All the buildings are around a huge lagoon that you can even rent boats to go out on. I almost rented a bike, but it was sprinkling a bit and I didn’t know if it was going to get worse, so I stayed on foot. One of the things I have always appreciated about INCM and the CPCs, is that they enable Children’s pastors and workers the opportunity to go to places they might otherwise not get to go. Why should only secular businesses get to take their employees to nice locations for training? After all, we are in the most important field and occupation: REACHING …

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Pastor Karl gets to meet WALT at Disney World!

Well, once again we left a day early for CPC so that we could take a bit of the local culture. Since the conference is at the Walt Disney World, we grabbed a park hopper and took in Animal Kingdom and Epcot, neither of which I’d ever been to. For the most part, everyone got along just great. This is Steve and Amy Tanner. For those who don’t know, Steve is the Director of Web Operations for Kidology.org. If you want a great write up of what Kidology is doing at CPC, his blog has a great description, I couldn’t do better, so read his. First stop was the Animal Safari… and I was pretty impressed. There were a lot of animals and ride was a lot longer than I expected. We saw a bunch of animals you normally wouldn’t see in your own neighborhood, and the jeep ride made it a lot more fun than a trip to the zoo. (Where the animals are always indoors sleeping anyway.) I won’t bog the blog with too many animal pictures, (I know its always better in person), but it was pretty cool so see so many animals up so close. Here …

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