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NEW: A Word from Wilbur

NEW: A Word from Wilbur
A Word with Wilbur is a 4 part short video series on Wisdom from the Nook of James and features special guest, Noduh the Wise One. These short 4 minute teaching videos feature Wilbur, introducing the topic of the lesson and then Noduh the Wise One provides deeper teaching and introduces the key verse, before Wilbur closes with a practical life application called “From the Word to the World,” challenging kids with a practical application from the verse. DOWNLOAD AT: Kidology.org/wilburwisdom HERE IS A SAMPLE: (Video 1) SCRIPTURE TAUGHT: James 1:5 Asking for Wisdom James 1:22 Doing Not Just Listening...

Time to Rethink How You Measure Success

Time to Rethink How You Measure Success
If you are feeling discouraged by declining engagement online, weary of the shutdown even as you are excited about reopening, you could be measuring success wrong. Pastor Karl has an encouraging message for you in this podcast, plus updates on virtual VBS, Flat Pastors, and more! Tune in and get some fresh wind in your sails! Share this podcast with this link: Kidology.org/kidmintalk139 FEATURED RESOURCE: Pastor Karl just finished GO Curricululm’s virtual VBS: Backyard BOLT! It was FUN, FAST and FAMILY-FRIENDLY! You have GOT to check this out! ENJOY: Kidmin Talk #139 MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Kids Church Online (Free...

COVID-19 HELP for Kidmin is HERE!

COVID-19 HELP for Kidmin is HERE!
COVID-19 Resources are HERE! We are facing a unique time in history that has required innovation and imagination in order to continue our ministries in an online world. Kidology is continuing to rise to the challenge of equipping and encouraging you and your ministry through these challenging times. We are busy creating the resources that you need to not only continue your weekly services for kids but also to train you to find new and exciting ways to reach them throughout the week. We have created a page to help you find all these helpful resources in one place. Whether...

Cast Your Burdens Game!

Cast Your Burdens Game!
Teaching on worry? Don’t just talk about it, demonstrate why we need to cast our burdens on Jesus! Scriptures to Use: Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. Psalm 55:22 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your...

Host an Easter EGGstravaganza!

Host an Easter EGGstravaganza!
Folks have asked me to describe the Family Show we do before our Easter Egg Hunts, so I’m providing some files and a video walk through to help describe what you we do. The EGGstravaganza Show is a high-energy interactive game show experience that will involve both selected volunteers from the audience, as well as full audience participation elements. The theme is “That’s Impossible” as participants attempt to do impossible feats! At the end, they will learn that the Bible says (twice), “…with man this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible!” They will learn that Easter is...

The Secret to Discipling Kids!

The Secret to Discipling Kids!
In a media saturated world, where kids are juggling content as much as adults, and where kids often don’t live in the same place for their entire childhood, how do you make sure YOUR kids know the basics of the Christian Faith? The “secret” isn’t really a secret, it is just not done intentionally often enough – The secret is simply discipleship. Jesus discipled. And when He left, he commanded us to disciple other, teaching them “everything He commanded” in addition to sharing the Gospel and baptizing. What is Discipleship? It is an intentional process of guiding another person through...