KidCheck Introduces Roster Check-In

You will LOVE Roster Check-in! Why? When I was over both kids and youth for a season while our church was looking for a youth pastor, I quickly recognized that our youth ministry was not as secure as the kids’ ministry. Teens were coming and going and guests were not being registered. I was worried that a parent was going to show up asking where their child was and I would end up responding with a dumb look on my face. Knowing teens will be teens, I was worried that youth group could be used by a savvy kid as a way to be out and about while parents thought they were at church! I decided that wasn’t going to happen on my watch! But putting stickers on teenagers wasn’t exactly a realistic option! There was no way I was going to get the “cool kids” to put name tags on or get parents to come in a use a sticker code check to pick up their kids. Teens are old enough to leave when we dismiss, and many of them drive. But I still wanted accurate attendance and registration. How delighted I was to discover that, as usual, KidCheck…

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Top Three Kidology Tools for your Kidmin in the New Year

Top Three Kidology Tools for your Kidmin in the New Year Welcome to the 153rd episode of Kidmin Talk, the webcast show hosted by Karl Bastian, the Kidologist. Listen here on Kidology or subscribe via iTunes to listen on-the-go with your iPhone, iPod, iPad, or another mobile device. MENTIONED ON THE SHOW TODAY: The Kidology Way ebook All About Me Sheet for getting to know the kids Facebook Live about All About Me Sheet All About Me Blank Pic Form (for when kids turn it in without a picture) Kidology’s Ultimate Toolbox for Children’s Ministry Toolbox Zone Toolbox eTips for Volunteers WATCH THE PODCAST HERE: CONNECTING w/ KIDMIN TALK: E-mail: karl@kidmintalk.com Twitter: @KidminTalk or @Kidologist

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Why Your Kid NEEDS a Comic Book Bible!

As a Children’s Pastor, I am often asked what Bible parents should get to their children, and often they looked surprised when I answer, “a comic book Bible.” Yes, kids need a REAL Bible, where they can look up Scripture and read the Word of God, but don’t under-estimate the power and educational value of a comic book Bible. I know personally the VALUE of a comic book Bible. My parents got me The Picture Bible back when I was 9 years old. I still have it. It has packing tape holding it together, and you’ll notice they had my name engraved on the cover: This is the original Picture Bible published by David C. Cook back in 1978: 1978! One year after Star Wars exploded on the American scene, the Picture Bible became my favorite book. I read it over and over. When the pastor started preaching, I tried to find the passage in my Bible, or at least the closest story to wherever he was in the Bible. My comic book Bible brought the stories of the Bible to life and helped me visualize them. Here is just one example of the great story of Elijah calling down…

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WISE KIDS SEEK HIM Christmas Series!

THIS CHRISTMAS, HELP YOUR KIDS WISE UP AS THEY LEARN ABOUT THE WISEMEN IN THE CHRISTMAS STORY! Wise Kids Seek Him is a 4-WEEK SERIES FOR ELEMENTARY CHILDREN’S CHURCH from Pastor Karl Bastian, founder of Kidology.org. You are going to love it! Kids will learn that: Wise Kids Seek Truth Wise Kids Find Jesus Wise Kids Are Generous Wise Kids Worship Jesus WISE KIDS SEEK HIM INCLUDES: Easy Prep Lesson Teachers AND Kids will love! Theming ideas for the series Fun intro skit for puppet or leader A funny video intro (see sample below) Games that enhance the lesson! Creative Bible story teaching ideas Object lessons and activity options Kids need their Bible to look up verses Theme verse for the month Paper and/or digital take home tool Helpful presentation images Bonus files, downloads, and ideas Editable presentation graphics Featuring MOE CAMEL whose great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandpappy was along for the Wisemen’s epic journey! Sample Video from Lesson Two: Every unit from it Bible Curriculum includes a complete biblically solid, fun, creative lesson your kids will love! Launch it, Play it, Watch it, Tell it, Teach it, Show it, Find it, Hide it, Live it, and Take it. LEARN MORE AT Kidology.org/wisekids

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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 to the Word James 2:1 Treat Everyone the Same James 3:5 Taming the Tongue NOTE: If you use GO Curriculum, this video series goes with Unit 12, Lessons 1-4 and can be used as verse intruction or review. Verse slides are also pro

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