Called to be a Chef of God’s Word!


I’m EXCITED to announce the release of the The Kids Church Cookbook, a project I have been working on for OVER 3 YEARS! This is a 7-PART massive RE-WRITE of my classic Kids Church Book, but this time with 7 TRAINING VIDEOS TOO!


Just as I rewrote my classic Kidology Handbook and revamped it into a THICK PDF that sells on CD-ROM, this time I went even farther! Inspired by the online training, Leadership Labs, which provided a 5-PART PDF each with a training video, for The Kids Church Cookbook, you get 7 TRAINING VIDEOS and 7 PDFs that cover a TON of material on how to “Cook up a service kids are gonna love!”  Each is sold separately and the first is about to be released in the next newsletter.

NOTE: If you are a Leadership Lab student, there is a KEY DIFFERENCE between the Leadership Labs and The Kids Church Cookbook units. In the Labs, the videos and PDFs are related in content, each building upon the other. In the The Kids Church Cookbook, each is independent of each other. The Kids Church Cookbook is a 7-Part book on children’s church and “The Kids Church Cooking Show” videos are training videos, each introducing a different skill for teaching.


Part 1: Called to Be a Chef

This introductory unit establishes your role as a Chef of God’s Word and lays the foundation for the rest of the book. It is loaded with tips and secrets on planning, launching and running a successful children’s church as well as addressing the issue of whether of not to have a kids church in the midst of a resurgence of emphasis on family ministry.

Part 2: Setting the Mood

Learn how to create an atmosphere where kids can’t help but learn. Develop your personal presence, tips regarding discipline, and how to promote and launch your children’s church service.

Part 3: Developing the Recipe

Curriculum has its place, but should not be a crutch. After this unit, all you will ever need is a Bible to teach children! Learn how to create powerful lessons from any passage of scripture. Your presentation skills will be transformed as you learn how to develop your own recipes and formulate your own “secret sauce.”

Part 4: Choosing Ingredients

Learn how to bring your lesson to LIFE! Discover the best ingredients for Kids Church, many often overlooked. If your DVD player is your primary tool, your kids are missing out on tastier ways of learning. A whole smorgasbord of ideas awaits you!

Part 5: Getting Creative

Especially for those who don’t think they are creative, this unit will have your brain exploding with ideas. Learn the secrets of creative people. This unit includes an EXCLUSIVE INVENTION of Karl’s that will help even the most uncreative person create amazing lessons out of thin air!

Part 6: The Kitchen Crew

Developing kids into leaders has been the hallmark of Karl’s Kids Church for over fifteen years. Learn what happens back in the kitchen to get kids in charge as well as how to get parents and other adults helping out in children’s church.

Part 7: Menu Planning

No longer will you be planning a week or month ahead. A true Chef has a master plan for the spiritual health of the children in his or her care. This final unit will equip you to develop a master strategy for making disciples of the children in your stewardship. Kids Church may be fun, but it will now be strategic as well.


“THE KIDS CHURCH COOKING SHOW” EPISODES: The order of “The Kids Church Cooking Show” episodes will be a surprise with each release, but the topics are:

  • Magic
  • Puppets
  • Balloons
  • Games
  • Object Lessons
  • Hats and
  • Story Telling!


In case you are wondering where these pictures were taken, it is a cool story of God’s provision! Last December, through a nearly chance encounter, God provided a connection to a Christian business man who allowed me to use his custom kitchen showroom to film all the training videos while his business was closed after Christmas. So I spent the day after Christmas through New Year’s Day and into January (very long days) filming all of them at Bliss Kitchens! If you happen to have a need for custom kitchens, cabinets or doors, please consider giving Bliss Kitchens your business!


I had a lot of fun filming and making these videos, and even made a full length introductory video where I give away the secret of my favorite FOOD RECIPE while telling about The Kids Church Cookbook.

SHOWN HERE FIRST ON MY BLOG – You are invited to sit back, relax, and enjoy this 19 minute video that will introduce you to The Kids Church Cookbook as well as show you just what a wonderful REAL CHEF I am when it comes to real food. Perhaps, when it is done, you may think I should stick to children’s ministry and not real food, but it was fun to make, if not to eat!


If you have any questions about The Kids Church Cookbook, you can ask me here!

BY POPULAR DEMAND (seriously!)
The download: “The Kids Church Cooking Show” Introductory Video (95mb)

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  1. How could you make such a great teaser video and not allow us to get the cook book NOW! I have pre-ordered mine already and am biting at the bit to get it. I missed how to order the whole thing so I had only pre-ordered the first one. But I will go back in and look for where I missed it.

    The powder at the bottom of cereal boxes, when I was a kid I would not eat it but use it as Ninja surprise disappearing dust. My mom loved it when I would do that because I would always hear her yell my name everytime.

  2. No worries, everyone who pre-ordered at the $9.99 special will be getting a special e-mail with an exclusive coupon for $9.99 off the subscription rate since they already paid $9.99, so you’re good!

  3. This is sooo creative and fun. Great job Karl!

    Hope you are enjoying your new home state. See you at CPC.

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