I Kid U Not, we had a GREAT TIME!

Last weekend was the Kidology University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and it was a HUGE success! Here are just some highlight pictures…. it is in no way complete, and please no one get your feelings hurt if there is no picture of you. :) I just want to get some up due to the flood of emails pouring in demanding pictures!! This should satisfy both of the them.

This was our second year doing Kid U Wisconsin. The staff at the Appleton Alliance Church are amazing and were the secret to our success! (along with the beautiful and sweet Kid U Conference Coordinator, Sara!)

The secret to staying awake and alert after three hour drive, late night pizza party (the pizza guy got in a car accident and kept us up for an hour and a half waiting, and arrived just as we were about to finally cancel the order… at least it was free!), Creativity Blitz on Friday Night, and alllllll day Saturday, then looooooong drive home and gettin’ ready for church on Sunday morning! Whew! What a weekend! (but I’d do it all over again!)

Friday evening Preconference Creativity Blitz was a ROCKIN’ GOOD TIME! The Appleton J.A.M. team was a hoot and every presenter got the crowd movin’ and laughin’ and playin’ and learnin’ how to be creative!

Kal Gilchrist showing the enthusiasm she is known for, and Susana Nambo! We added the Preconference Creativity Blitz this year at all three Kid U’s and it has been an awesome addition to the event. If you are coming to Kid U Chicago, don’t miss this Friday evening event, it ROCKS!

The Bill Allison came up and concluded the night with a combination of humor and honesty that left everybody encouraged and charged up for the day ahead!

The magic of David and Teesha Laflin is always a highlight!

Gus and I explaining some of the finer points of children’s ministry….

GOD ROCKS in concert was awesome!

But what to God Rocks do when they aren’t on stage?

Play with Lego…

Zone out…

Read…. but ON STAGE…

God Rocks ROCKS!

All of this awesome photography is by Steve Tanner, our Director of Web Operations. I was having so much fun (and working so hard) I got home and realized I didn’t take ONE picture the entire weekend! Shock and Awe! Thanks Steve for savin’ the blog!


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Karl Bastian is the founder of Kidology.org, the creator of ToyboxTales.com, and the author of OrderoftheAncient.com. His personal website is Kidologist.com He is Big Kid with a passion for equipping and encouraging those who minister to children.


  1. I always love to read your Blogs. I do like to read about the great times you have and it sounds like this last Kid U was no exception.

    I do have a question though, do you film the Kid U’s or is there anyway for someone to get a copy who could not attend but really wanted to? This could be a Christmas gift suggestion as well.

  2. Wow, looks like TONS of fun! I can’t wait till Kid U Chicago!!!

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