Hey, with hundreds of visitors every day to my blog, I’m curious to learn about YOU!
Please take a minute and add a comment below and introduce me to you – and if you blog, twitter, or have a website, let me know, and I’ll check it out!
My name is Todd. You know where I live, my blog site and web site (even though these are getting a face lift) and you even know my kids name and wife’s name. What else do you want to know about me? You are even coming here to my church July 6-10th.
Jason Martin here (thejaymart on twitter, Jaymart on kidology). I have no website at the moment because I am moving (SOON!???)
Called to work in children’s ministry professioanlly through The LOGOS Ministry and volunteer in CM at the church I attend, Charter Oak Church. Have been a pastor in CM for 27 years.
My name is Wes Phillips and I am a FT Children’s pastor in Roanoke, VA. I have been FT in ministry for just under a year and in PT / Bi-vocatinal ministry for 5 years.
Hey Kael. My name is Doug Olson. I am bi-vocational CM and teacher of the mentally impaired. I am at First Baptist of Cadillac, MI. I blog at adventurelandcm.blogspot.com and twitter (you follow me and I follow you :)) I wish you were coming to my church this year. I am working on ordination and potentially FT CM.
Okay so I type really poorly…Karl. Sorry!
Howdy Karl:) Glen Woods here. I blog at glenwoods.wordpress.com. You have me on twitter and facebook. I volunteer as CP at Portland Open Bible Church.
When my husband was music minister in NC and we worked with children’s choir, we signed up with Kidology.org i then signed up to follow your adoption emails (and Kidologist blog) with great interest, as we are also wanting to adopt. My husband became called to preach and now is a pastor in VA. We were adoption-ready (state-side) in NC. but now need to start over the home study paperwork in VA since moving last year. Facebook too. Twitter too but I haven’t made it a habit to log in there much.
I had the please to meet you the first time in CA at a conference workshop on using your PDA for ministry. Love what God is having you do for him and have loved following with your personal stuff also. What a BIG/small world. Not into blogging and twittering…but will check you out on facebook. God bless you! Obey the doctors orders so you can watch your kid grow up!
I was first introduced to Kidology by a mailer advertising Kidology University October 2008. I checked out your website, joined, and began to use some of the tools you have posted. I have been coordinating our children’s ministry for 5 years and have been on staff for almost 3. I have worked at different volunteer levels in this church for 16 years. My dad was a pastor and I have taught Sunday School or Children’s Church since I was 16. I am passionate about children learning God’s Word and how to be a real disciple of Jesus Christ. The economy has hit our area pretty hard and our budget is greatly reduced. I really wanted to come to the Kid U. I asked my pastor to pray about it. We split the cost of the conference, flights, and hotel between the church, a corporate donation, and ourselves. My husband and I came praying we had not spent alot of money on emotional hype and program selling. Our hearts were touched and we came away with real tools to immediately use in our ministry. (My husband is a businessman and I work for the pastors, but we are in this ministry together.) We were unable to purchase a lot of supplies and curriculum, but carefully purchased some books to help us grow in leadership. Greg Baird and Jim Wideman were especially effective in helping us evaluate where we are doing well, what areas needed our immediate attention, and how to set long-range plans and goals for our ministry. In the winter, I purchased the Kidology Handbook and the Kidology Leadership Labs. I am working my way through them now. I can not really put a value on how they are affecting my way of thinking. I love to study and learn. I am being cautious not to just store knowledge but to really apply it as I go. I already used Discipleland curriculum, so I feel that I am equipping my teachers well. We are working at wielding our tools more skillfully. One of my biggest burdens is to shepherd my volunteers. Knowing them, affirming them and endeavoring to help them take the next step in their spiritual journey. I do not want people in our ministry to not be growing personally. I am always talking to them about ministry from an overflowing cup that God is filling – not from a cup with a hole in the bottom. This is long for a comment, but I want to say thank you. You are called to encourage and equip Children’s Ministers, and you equip and encourage me. God bless you. We continue to pray for your full recovery.
New Testament Baptist Church
Hi. I’m a student currently at the Rockford Masters Commission. I am interested in becoming a children’s pastor and eventually writing my own curriculum along with filming a dvd series and I was just wondering if there is any advise or help that you would be able to offer me as someone who has experienced these things.
My name is Jeff Haase and I work part-time at our church leading the children’s ministry department on an interim basis. We live in Lincoln, NE and attend Christ’s Place church. By the way, Lincoln is almost exactly half-way between Colorado Springs and Chicago and would make a nice point to stop, take a break and rest for a while (hint, hint). I am relatively new to children’s ministry, but am looking to go full-time in the near future. I use kidology as a primary resource and find it invaluable. Thanks for your heart for minsitry and your leadership and inspiration.
I was just on cmconnect and came to you. I think we’ve met sometime. My husbands name is Paul Dietzel. I actually notice your little one’s shirt in cmconnect that said born to be blogged and I thought maybe it was your wife who blogged. I guess it’s just you! Does she have? I was just being nosey and poking around:)
My blog is dietzelfamily.blogspot.com
Our ministry is servanthands.info
My husbands site is pauldietzel.info
thanks for sharing:)
I’m in fifth grade and writing from my teachers computer. In class we just finished Order of the Ancient and we saw on the spine that it said book 1 so we wanted to know if you were writing a book 2 or a series. We loved Order of the Ancient so much. We are doing a special project and we have to decide our own Remnant names.
Thank you. Henry G.
From fifth grade at Lakewood Christian Schools
hello! I’m liezl from Philippines ,26,single.God called me in teaching world….i’m presently teaching in public school here in home town.When i was in college i used to served in children ministerin our church, then sooner i become a reagular sunday school teacher and a coordinator….but as starting to work in secular..i have face lots of challenges in life that makes my time conflict to my ministry in the church…in short im on and off in my children’s minister now….i have a great passion …it’s really the cry of my heart….May God ignite my passion again and convict me to go back again….
It’s sat.night here…tomorrow is sunday…pls…help me to pray that tomorrow will be my good start to back in my ministry….I knew children have a great place in my heart…
pray also that i will be bold enough to share the goodnews abotu Jesus to my pupils in my work place….everyday i deal about 200 plus kids in my work place…it’s not a joke to handle them….God is great cause He cont.to help me in my calling….God bless u…hope to hear from u soon….i really needs encouragement …..that the vision of God in my life towards the chidlren’s ministry will be burning again…
I was directed to your site by a Children’s Pastor here in the Cleveland, Ohio area. We are working together on a pilot program in family ministry. I went to seminary for a good theological background so I could be a better Christian Education Director, but God had other plans. The way I see God’s plan is that I am to be a volunteer consultant for churches as I assist them to develop their own family ministry program. This FM program is created to enhance the education and ministry programs they already have in place by being more of an outreach. There will be a web site up around August 15th, and our pilot begins in the fall with the training of our first set of leadership team members. If all goes well, and since this is God’s plan not mine, I fully expect they will, I will branch off and seek to help other churches. Each church will have a family ministry plan that is created around the needs of its own members. So, each will be slightly different. That is just how God designed it. It seems to be pretty consistent with God’s design style.
I’ll keep in touch.
My name is Teresa and I’ve been a part-time Children’s Ministry Director for four years. I am also the Pastor’s wife and the part-time Church Administrator. Although I have a degree in Christian Education and have been involved in ministry since I was 13, I feel I’m still getting my feet wet on understanding how to “lead” a ministry. Our church is at a crossroads and my group of children has gone from approximately 30 to 15 children. One of the biggest struggles is nowing how to grab the kids’ hearts for Jesus. Kids know the Bible stories and give the “right” answers, but their hearts are not in it.
My name is Gina and I’ve been on and off kidology since 2003. AWESOME site!!! Thank you so much for all your work. Couldn’t live with out it!! My husband and I have been in childrens ministry for 9 years, starting out as childrens pastors. We have a big puppet ministry and have branched into evangelism and also teaching others how to teach!! :} We have done puppet and training seminars as well. We took a break for a couple years as we adopted 2 girls with special needs and then God blessed us with our own 2 children. Now we are heading back into ministry fullswing with the family by our side!! Our children are very excited to be a part of this. we are very excited to see where God leads us. We are open to all He has for us!!
I was lead to your blog about nearly being struck by lightning in Yosemite by a friend. She knows I’m a writer — and her family and mine are long-time yearly Yosemite visitors — and would appreciate how well-written your adventure was. Which it was and I did!
Question: It sound as if you were on the north side of the Valley when you ran into the storm, as you have pictures looking down the cliff face of Yosemite Falls; yet you talk about revisiting the site the next morning on your way back from a sunrise viewing at Glacier Point, which would put you on the *other* side of the Valley. I’m confuselled!
Also, there was a reference in the Comments to another blog of yours about a run-in with a bear the year before. As I’ve had several of those myself in Yosemite I was anxious to read it but can’t find it, either under Adventures, or by back-dating your blogs for last year. A little help please…???
Thanks in advance.
My name is Kendal Hafermehl. I am from a place called Okotoks near Calgary, Alberta. Thats in Canada eh!
I love your work and creativity. I was a Children’s Pastor a few years back and appereciated your resources.
I have a minitry called agelessworship now. The time that I spend in childrens ministry was very significant as i learend so much from children about worship. Thanks for your ministry and blessings on your move!
I am Selina Wheeler. I’m a FT Children’s Pastor at a Wesleyan Church in Charlotte, NC. I’m still pretty much a “newby”. I taught in the public schools for 10 years before truly understanding the call of God on my heart. But those years have been MOST helpful! I’ve been doing this FT now for 4 years and PT a couple of years before that. Your Handbook and web info. have been most helpful. Thanks for all you’ve done pouring into other leaders! I could never have survived this long without some of you guys that have been at this a while sharing!! I have 3 wonderful children of my own. They are 19, 11, and 4. (Working on job security! ha ha ha). My husband is the Senior Pastor at the church. That proves to be fun sometimes. But, hey, it does help to know the Senior Pastor quite well when you need something for the Children’s Ministry! lol!! Anyways, thanks for all you do and I wish you and your family the best with your move!!
Happy Belated Birthday, Karl! Your birthday is the same day as our daughter, Emily’s. You prolly spent it packing. We spent it at Disneyland. Awe! Too bad. We were thinking of you, though and wanted you to know!
Blessings to you as you move to the awesome side of the country! ;o)
Your New Neighbors (well sorta),
Kristy & Family ;o)
I’m Chris Katsuda. I’ve been teaching Sunday School for about 10 years now. I work at a software developer, but the thing I love most is working with kids, especially teaching Sunday School.
Wow, a lot of the stuff that you’re doing is similar to things that I’ve been working on over the past couple of years. Especially the ideas behind your DiscipleTown curriculum. I think you and I were thinking along very similar lines. I had been using many different Sunday School curriculum over the years, and I was never really satisfied with any of them. Last fall (2008), I finally decided to put the work in and start developing my own curriculum. I wanted to provide something that would help kids understand the Bible better. I also wanted to help give parents helpful tools to assist them as they disciple their kids at home. I ended up with my ‘Faith Explorers’ class. Last year went great! We had a lot of very positive feedback from the parents. The class is still a work in progress, so I’m continuing to try and come up with new and interesting ideas to improve it.
You can check out some of it at http://faithexplorers.blogspot.com/
It contains some of the videos that I’ve made (very similar to your style!), some of the handouts that I provide, as well as some introductory/instructional videos for parents. I don’t have any of my PowerPoint presentations on there though. I just do those in class (although, last year for Easter I was sick and I had my wife fill in for me. I still wanted to be a part of class, so I videotaped myself doing a presentation about Easter that my wife could show to the kids).
Anyhow, I just wanted to introduce myself. I often describe myself as a Sunday School Geek, and from what I can tell from your website, you seem to be one as well!
I also have a personal weblog that you can check out if you wish: http://adventuresofbigkat.blogspot.com/
Some Sunday School stuff on there, but lots of other stuff too.
Anyhow, I’ll be sure to check in on your website to see what kind of things you have going on!
My name is Angela Marks. I am going on my second year as Children’s Director at my church. We will be starting Discipletown in January as our Kidz Church Curriculum. I love your resources from kidology. Before I came to my church, children were not top priority in Christian Education. Since I’ve been in CM there, we have had 21 kids to get saved and join Kidz Church. We praise and thank God for what he is doing in CM at Bethel AME Zion Church. Thank you so much for your ministry. It has really been a blessing to me and my CM. May God continue to bless you and your family.
Family Pastor at a new church plant. Which is also a portable facility. Have been in CM for 6 years, on church staff for 5 years, and at my new church for about 5 months. Excited to see so many churches turning to the method that God intended for us to follow…PARENTS being the primary leaders. BLESSED to be able to serve at a church that embraces this wholeheartedly!!
Yo Yo! Greetings Karl! Let’s see, I’ve known you for years (think I first met you at a CPC in 2001 or 2002. I’m an infrequent blogger, fairly frequent twitterer and facebooker (that doesn’t sound right). I’m looking forward to reading your updates from this CPC.
Hi there! Glad to have met you on twitter (http://www.twitter.com/kkcoolj)! As a veteran of the internet marketing industry (one of those guys that does SEO, PPC, CPA, performance-based marketing, social media, and all the other buzz words of the Google age), I’ve recently been focusing on helping pastors and ministry leaders use the web to extend their reach in sharing the Good News. You’ll find me sharing tips in plain English for churches and ministries to take advantage of over at http://www.Godvertiser.com.
Love what you’re doing in the kids ministry arena. Looks fantastic.
Hi Karl, I’m Angela. I’ve been the CM Director at Harvest International (in San Jose, CA) for 7 yrs and a Sunday School teacher 4 yrs prior. I’m grateful for people like you who give a lot of resources for CM and encouragement for CM workers. So…Thank You!
I tweet as @annaangela, I blog as agelars.blogspot.com, and I write for http://www.ultimatestudents.com.
My name is Carolyn Wolbrink; and, I have been the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at First Reformed Church in Mitchell, SD since August of 2007. Before taking on this position, I have been a SS teacher and school teacher for many years as well as coordinating many Vacation Bible Schools. I too am grateful for people like you who offer much needed resources for those of us who choose to minister to children and families!
I’m currently looking for a VBS curriculum that is not a lot of “fluff” but gets back to the basics of the BIBLE. We absolutely loved the curriculum “Backstage with the BIBLE” with the Go Fish Guys last summer; and, I am struggling to find something that will top it! Thanks!
I tweet as @WithJoy and just started a blog on http://sharingmyheart.wordpress.com.
Blessings in Christ Alone!
We met at a Kidology conference near Chicago a few years ago when I was a Family Pastor. This past fall, God called me out of pastoring to focus on speaking and writing. It’s been quite an adventure with lots of changes. One change is that I now host a radio show for kids called “Nite Lite.” It’s designed to help elementary-middle school kids settle down for the night with stories, music and a devotional. I have finally been successful in getting it online, and am trying to get the word out to as many children’s pastors and families as I can. It’s a fun show to host, and a fun show to listen to. Would you listen to a show sometime and give me some advice about how to let people know about it? You will find five shows on the “Nite Lite” tab at http://www.bighungryplanet.com.
Another change is that I know God has called me to speak to a larger audience of kids and families. I love to use creative means to draw kids to God and am looking for opportunities to do so. There is a short video of me teaching at a camp last summer on my website as well under the “Speaking” tab. I don’t want to ask you to recommend me to churches because you don’t know me, but I’d like to talk with you about it so you can get to know me.
A third (and I’ll stop typing after this, I promise) change is that I am moving into the dream God planted in my heart ten years ago to write a novel series that will take kids/families through the Bible. I just finished the first book; it is now in the critique phase. I’m hoping to publish this fall. Ok, I’ll stop typing now. Hope you’re having a great day!
Wonderful site that you have.
I am a school teacher and I don’t have a lot of time to read blogs, but I will make time for yours for the inspirational value I can get from you to pass on to my children. This is how far truth reaches! Thank-you!
Also, I want to buy cups like the ones you have, colorful like that. Where can i get them where they are not expensive.
Just a quick note of thanks for the incredible resource your Kidology site and blog have been to me as I’ve grown into my role as a Children’s pastor. I’m now nearing 5 years in ministry, something I had never planned to be, but God sometimes knows better. In the beginning, I was really insecure about embracing my new found role and ministry. When I discovered your site, it was inspirational. I have ordered and used many downloads, power points, videos and am a current user of Discipletown curriculum. You really do value kids in their world as do I, and it is nice to learn from someone as opposed to just feeling like I’m a ministry marketing statistic. Much thanks and blessings on you and your team from way up here in Canada, (near Vancouver, you may have heard of it?)
My pastor introduced me to this site and blog just today. I’m the acting children’s pastor at PowerHouse Christian Center in San Marcos, TX. I say “acting” because we don’t have a steady stream of kiddos yet (we’re a fairly new church), but when they show up, I jump in and “act” as children’s pastor. I absolutely love it! But I have no training and very little experience. I’ve used Willy George’s curriculum in the past, but didn’t stretch myself beyond that except for my creation of and performance as a ministry character: Dr. Sly Smilee, glad scientist.
I haven’t had much time to check out kidology.org or your blog yet, but I have a feeling both will become friends of mine very soon. I hope you will too!
Hi ! I’m Jayne Markie, from England. I cannot remember how I discovered your site, but I’m glad I did! I have been so challenged and taught new ways of looking at things, and we are loving the Dicsipletown material. Idon’t have a blog or anything like that, notime with a job, home and kids work! What I do I love mind.
Thanks for all you are doing.
I am Rachel. I am a children’s ministry major and a missions minor at central bible college in Springfield, MO. I have heard wonderful things about your website and your material. i am currently doing an internship and my pastor is having me subscribe to several blogs, yours now being one of them. i am planning on being a part of a church planting team in Seattle, WA next summer. I will be the kids pastor. any advice on how to get started from the ground up?
Just a quick note of appreciation. We have completed the first module of Discipletown – How to Worship God – and have started the second module – How to Use Your Bible. These are changing the kids lives and my leaders as well. Just wanted to say thank-you for all the great work you do and for the vision you have to change kids lives all around the world. We are from Melbourne, Australia and you are having a great impact here on the other side of the world.
God Bless and thank-you.
Hi, Karl! My name is Heather Alt and I am a FT children’s minister at a church in the Dayton, Ohio area. I’ve been in children’s ministry for three years and before that I was in youth ministry for about two years. My blog, even though I don’t write in it very often, is purplelily7.blogspot.com. I met you a couple years ago at the Kidology U conference in Chicago, but I think I left a strange impression on you because I started to laugh at your joke before you were done telling it. :) Oh, well! It happens! As a result of a series of recent events I’m currently seeking how God might want to revamp how I minister to children. I appreciate what you do on kidology.org to provide helpful resources and ideas to us children’s ministers! Thanks!
Hi, Karl! I’m Debbie Rowley and I’ve been ministering to kids for 38 years. I am the Lower Elementary Coordinator (FT) at Calvary Church in Santa Ana, CA. I still love it! And I pray that God will allow me to continue for many more years. I loved your blog about tennis balls and shared it with all the leaders in my ministry. I remember those Sunday School teachers who made me feel like their favorite! I was pleased to be included in the latest issue of Children’s Ministry Magazine, although I am not one of the 20 most influential people in children’s. I was one of those blessed with $1,000. Mine was to hire an interpreter for Amber, a deaf girl in our ministry!
I’m Laura from Latvia. I am a sunday school teacher in my church since I was 14. Now I’m 17 and this year I will be a leader of all kids ministry in my church. Need a support in prayers.
Thank you for all the things you have done and what you are still doing for God’s Kingdom. :)
I’m Keith Tusing, we met last year at CPC. I’ve been a Kidology member for several years – my all time favorite resource was the “Yoda Series”
You can visit my website http://www.cmbuzz.com and also check out our NEW CM Blitz page. We have included your blog on CM Blitz. Let me know what you think.
I am Barbara from Yucaipa CA and have been working in our church for many years, 12 years on paid staff as the children’s director. Tonight I have the sad task of telling two boys they may not come back to wednesday night program for two weeks. (They are violent) They may come back but if they hurt someone again, the length of time they must not come will be extended. Today I listened to the CPC message on making dicipline problems disappear hoping it might help me. I did not find an answer there for these two boys, but I was reassured because I have been ‘molding instead of scolding’ for 6 years and although there was change for a while, as they age, they are succumbing to their environment. They come from tough backgrounds in a tough neighborhood and I only influence them for 1.5 hrs a week while their neighborhood gets them the rest of the time. I believe seeds have been planted in their lives that the Holy Spirit will bring to fruition in His timeing. I was hoping you might be willing to send me the printed notes that would go along with the disipline teaching because I would like to use it with my workers for training. The philosophy that I have followed is clearly defined by you in that teaching and will help the workers. I think the notes would help them to stay on track while you are speaking since listening to a mp3 play is a little tedious. If you still have the notes on your computer and would be willing to send them, it would be greatly appreciated. In His Hands, Barbara email@example.com
Hi Pastor Karl:
Been following you & using Kidology.org for some time now. I am going to come to the March 15, 2011 to see you for the day. Can’t afford CPC this year but I think we can swing the day with you. Looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you Karl for all you are doing to help us be all that God has called us to be. God bless you.
God Bless You! I’m hispanic. My wife and I will be leading the Children Ministry in our Church. We believe this is a great responsability. I would like to be part of a team. What principles should be in the heart of every colaborator? Can you share some thoughts for?
My name is Kelley and I am just starting out my journey into the wonderful world of directing children’s ministry. I am going to be helping to lanuch a satilite church off of my home church in Batavia NY. Northgate Free Methodist Church. (http://northgatefmc.com) Right now i’m trying to do a lot of networking and getting ideas and inspiration from churches and pastors that have a lot to share with people like me just starting out! I look forwarding to reading your blog more and getting to know you better! Thanks for taking the time to read my post.
Kelley – thanks for your comment on my blog!
So glad you found it – hopefully you also discovered my Ministry Website, Kidology.org as well as some of my other websites for those in kids ministry! Let me encourage you to read the following blog post I wrote for someone else who wrote on the YOU page: Getting Started in Kids Ministry:
It will give you LOTS of stuff to check out!
My name is Erica and I am a student. I met you at the magic show you did at my church in November of 2010. I was working as a prayer counselor that night.
I have been playing the guitar for two years and God has given me a talent for it. I play in the band at church and at school. I also write my own music.
I have been a true Christian for about two years now. And have been trying my best to live my life for Him.
I love working with kids and want to do something, on the side, with them when I graduate college.
I am currently studying to go into mechanics or something of the sort. I like working with my hands :)
Well, that’s me.
I am a Children’s Ministry Director and have been on staff for 7 years. I have been following you for about 4 years through emails and kidology which I love and use a lot to get ideas to supplement my lessons. I don’t facebook, I don’t blog, I am not very tech savvy. But I have started with twitter and I enjoy following several other Children’s pastors, pastors, and authors. I don’t twitter much because I don’t have to many followers to read them and I choose who will read them. I have been married to the same wonderful guy for 30 some years we have three adult children and our forth grandchild is on the way! Kids are great!
I just found you on twitter a few weeks ago! Thanks so much for all your suggestions and tips! I am the office admin and children’s ministry director at a small church in Georgia, and headed to Haiti in about a month for some children’s ministry there.
Just wanted to drop you a note to say how much I LOVE the DiscipleTown curriculum. We just began a new ministry here in Florida and chose “How to Use My Bible” as our first series. The content is great, the activities are engaging, and two of the best parts are the Table Talker & Parent Email. Great Job on the whole package!
I love your website & all the resources you offer! I serve as coordinator of children’s ministry for the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church & have a passion for bringing kids to know Christ. On Sundays you can find me in ‘The Pit’ trying to teach a bunch of lively 4th & 5th graders. I think I will find your website useful!
I love kids and share your enthusiasm! I have blog but not about kids. It’s humor-ish (not to say your blog isn’t funny), family friendly material. Don’t let the title fool you, it’s a play on words. I was going to ask if I would be able to use a picture I saw on your blog! It was funny and I like funny!
My name is Nicole, and I live in the Deep South with my hubby and 4 kiddos. My husband and I have been in children’s ministry for nearly 3 years (not nearly as long as some), and we LOVE what we do!! Besides teaching kids at our church, we have a desire to help smaller churches as they start a new children’s ministry from scratch or as they try to build up a very small children’s ministry. We recently started a new website called The Children’s Pastor, and you can check it out at http://www.thechildrenspastor.com. We’re just getting started on it, and we know God has some great things to come through it! Love the work you do! Thanks!!
Hey Karl, we met at the CPC in San Diego last week. I was just checkin out Kidology and your blog and what-not to make sure you were legit, and not just another guy with an embroidered shirt walking around the exhibitor hall!
Looks like you got some good stuff going on with your ministry. Thanks for your encouragement to me and Kids4Truth. It was great visiting with you and Mark, and thanks for the laughs!
ONE Passion – GOD!
Hey Karl, my name is Peter and I started following you on twitter a couple of months ago and joined Kidiology a couple of days ago.
I graduated with my Bachelor’s in elementary education in 2009, then served as an intern at a church in Lake Tahoe CA, and have been working as a part time Kidmin at a church South of Atlanta GA for about two years. I love working with kids and appreciate all of the practical ideas and encouragement I find on your site.
You can find me on facebook and I am on twitter as pjohnst2.
Yeah, you gotta watch out for those people walkin’ around in embroidered shirts! Keep up the great work! I’m sorry we never connected sooner, been enjoying your ministry for years!
Thanks for dropping by! Glad you found Kidology and looking forward to connecting more! I’ll be looking you up on Twitter and FB!
Hi karl, My name is Chelsey and I love learning. I listen to your podcast and i get your tweets :) I am 22 years old been married for almost a year, I have been the Childrens director/Childrens pastor at my church for almost 3 years. I learn more and more everyday and I am excited for what God has for the future of our Kids ministry. In the process of building a CM team and I am really excited! i appreciate your podcast and how encouraged i feel by listening to it. :) I am on Facebook and Twitter just type in chelsey Holland twitter is ChelsoHolland and my blog is http://www.blogspot.com/ChelseyHolland
Thanks for dropping by and for your encouragement! I’m so glad you found Kidology.org and that it is helping you! Never lose that love for learning, it will serve you well. I’m still learning and that’s what Kidology is all about, the “Study of Kids.” When we stop learning we stop growing – growing = knowing! Keep in touch!
Glad I clicked my way to kidologist. What a neat site. My name is Chanda White, and I am the part time children’s minister at Bethel United Methodist Church in Stockbridge, GA. I am in my first year of paid service, but I have been the volunteer Sunday School Superintendent, a Sunday School teacher, and Children and Youth Minister at two other UMC in my area. My day job is parent education. My career choice is social work ( BSW degree from Ga State University).
I am looking forwarding to clicking away even more. Thanks for the information, resources, and community of believers collected here on your site.
Chanda, I’m so glad you found my blog too, and hope you’ll keep clicking around too! Be sure to click over to Kidology.org my main ministry, as this is just my personal blog. Over on Kidology you’ll find even more help!
Hi there Karl!
You know everything about me so I won’t bore you with details! Just wanted to let you know that you are a blessing and above all an incredible friend to both my son and me! Proverbs 17:17 is you! A friend loves at all times! Been a rough road but friends like you make it easier!
BTW for all those reading this post – Kidology is really a great ‘one stop’ site to empower and equip you in your ministry adventures!
You just MADE my day!
Love this blog – and your energetic spirit. May the LORD continue to bless. I’d be delighted if you visited my website. There are over 150 free children’s ministry printables to download. Blessings – Gina
I’m a Children’s Pastor who is extremely thankful for gifted people such as yourself who encourage, share ideas, love kids, and embrace this awesome calling. Thanks!
Hello Pastor Karl!
I just wanted to THANK YOU for going the extra mile to engage kids and for making learning about the Bible so
FUN!! My son, Caleb, had such a great week at camp learning about God! He has shared many stories already, and he just got home!
You made a difference in his life and I am so thankful God used you to encourage and excite Caleb about the Bible. We will be checking out your website often and buying your book for sure! :)
Blessings to you!
Hello! I’m a kidmin Director for Friendship Church in Greenwood Indiana! I love your spooky lessons from the Bible!
Thank you for you time and dedication to childrens ministry, you are a tremendous blessing and a life saver for me. I’m just getting started in kids ministry and I often feel like I don’t know what the heck I’m doing so being able to come to your site for tips and ideas has REALLY helped me.
My name is Kathie Phillips and while I get your weekly emails, I didn’t know you had a blog! I’ll check it out. I blog weekly so please check out mine.
Hey there! My name is Mitchell Lee and I am involved with Kids Ministry at the Adventure Foursquare Church in Utah. My children’s pastor pointed me onto your site, and I am glad to be checking everything out. I’ve been helping with Kids’ a for about year now, and I love them!!! It is truly wonderful to see God work in the lives of the Children at the Adventure. The Lord has been growing me from being a helper into more of a mentoring position. I’m be very interested in your Awesome Church Adventure Guide; I feel it would an amazing asset to help in mentoring.
Thank you for pouring your life out to kids everywhere!!
I met you today after your talk at 1:30 How to Make Your Class Rock! It was excellent! I complimented you afterwards comparing you to Mark Lowry–such an encourager you are!
My husband and I teach Four year olds every other week and we love them! Our own children are 25 & 27!
I loved your talk, it was so full of energy and fun!!!
I have been a fan of yours for several years. One of these days I’m going to actually meet you face to face. I live in Navarre FL. I am not the children’s minister at my church but I work with children in several capacities. Currently I serve as the DC4K, DivorceCare for Kids Ambassador. I wrote and developed the DC4K materials. (www.dc4k.org) I coach single parents in how to parent alone. I coach children who have experienced the divorce of their parents. At my church I run DivorceCare and teach a single parent bible study class on Sundays. I also play the keyboard on Sundays sometimes.
I do blog some and every Friday Wayne Stocks with DivorceMinistry4Kids.com allows me to post an article on his site. I love working with children’s ministers and volunteers about ministering to the child of divorce. I think our churches are leaving out the child of divorce because many are scared to work with these children or they need help in understanding these children. I want to educate kidnin people so they will be able to reach out and encompass the children in their communities.
Nationally one third of the kids in the US live in a single parent home. Rarely in a church are one in three children from a single parent home. If we want to reach the children in our communities we have to reach the child of divorce. Sorry I get started on this and I can’t quit. I guess you can tell my passion is this forgotten group of kids.
My personal website is http://www.hlp4.com. Please check it out and feel free to use anything on it. Just keep the disclosure at the end of each item.
I have a blog http://lindarasonjacobs.wordpress.com
Soon I’ll have a blog for DC4K. Just not up and running yet.
Linda Ranson Jacobs