“Thank you for that great program!” said no kid ever.

Jesus walked with people. Talked with people. Healed and helped and even hurt with people. While the religious leaders argued over the theological issues of the day, Jesus loved people. As a result, they did learn much from Him – but they didn’t come to Him for knowledge. They came to Him for help. They came to be noticed and loved. Every time I have had to leave a church ministry to follow God’s leading to a new ministry or phase of life, children have always blessed me with their notes, cards, poems, and drawings. But not one of them has ever thanked me for a specific lesson or a program I created or an event I worked so hard to pull off – they only mention personal experiences. If you want to impact kids the way Jesus impacted people, you must master the art of loving people before, during, and after your teaching. READ MORE…  

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Kids Need Practical LIFE SKILLS

Kids don’t need FLUFF, they need HELP navigating this challenging world. I can’t resist sharing this SNEAK PEEK at the next series ROCK SOLID! It’s going to have some AMAZINGLY PRACTICAL LIFE SKILLS for kids! (That adults could benefit from too, honestly.) How to read the Bible, how to pray, choosing friends, restoring broken friendships, and so much more. REAL SKILLS for REAL LIFE. Kidology.org/rocksolid – READY NOW for January and February, FREE for Kidology All Access Members. Here is a glimpse into some of the practical lessons the kids will be learning in the ROCK SOLID series: How to Read the WORD: How to PRAY: How to be a GOOD FRIEND: How to RESTORE  a broken friendship: I hope you’ll check out ROCK SOLID, there is so much practical teaching on the Basics of the Christian Life!

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Honoring a Humble Pioneer, Dale VonSeggon

“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.” Hebrews 13:7 I am not the first, nor will I be the last to attempt to honor Dale with words of remembrance and tribute. Dale was truly a pioneer in children’s ministry. He laid foundations that many would build upon, even for years yet to come. After all the tributes and blog entries and social media posts are written and read, they won’t come close to fully describing the impact Dale had on his singular mission of reaching the lost through creative ministry. We’ll have to wait until we join him in glory to see the complete picture of the countless ways God used this humble man. I do not use the word humble lightly. While we all strive to keep a godly and sober perspective on any ‘success’ God may grant us and to hold with open hands any opportunities given us or sphere of influence we are entrusted with, Dale never sought success or influence. He simply followed his calling to creatively reach the lost. And that is precisely why I held him in so…

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KidCheck is a Leader in Child Safety – See Why!

In addition to amazing, super secure children’s check-in, featuring the latest technology; KidCheck is the child safety expert. They have tons of great information, tips, and best practices to share – all for free. KidCheck believes every child deserves a chance to grow up in a safe environment, and every parent deserves peace-of-mind about the safety of their children. The first step in reaching a parent is by protecting their children. KidCheck continually provides key safety information to help you keep kids safe! Here are some great ways KidCheck shares: Free Downloads Great safety resources to download for free. Improving Child Safety Video Series and PDF Guide Actionable, best practices to help create a safe environment Technology Spotlight: Children’s Check-In eBook Learn more about how technology can help improve your ministry Emergency Instructions Flip Book Be Prepared with step-by-step instructions for various emergency situations Blog Articles Kidcheck has articles across a series of topics on their blog about child safety including policies, volunteers, allergies, medical, evacuation, predators, screening process and more. Many of these are available in the Kidology zones as well. Some articles include: Candidate/Volunteer Screening Series Child Protection Policy Series First Aid Kits Top Safety Tips/Approach Gaining Leadership Support…

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It’s Coming…. Are You Ready?

At the bottom of this blog post is the most incredible truth you will ever read. It will change your life. You you will never be the same. By now, you’ve skipped down there are read it and returned to here. Why? You couldn’t handle the anticipation of that it might be! Anticipation is a lost art. In so many areas of life, the anticipation is a huge part of the enjoyment – at times it even surpasses the final reality. Star Wars fans know well the power of anticipation. So much hype and speculation goes into the next instalment of Lucas’ space saga, that many whinny YouTubers can’t hide their disappointment at each movie. Were the movies truly as bad as some say, or was the anticipation greater than the final result?  Anticipation can result in disappointment, if the end result isn’t worthy of it, but it also increases interest, engagement and participation. People who anticipate invite others to join them. It’s one of the most powerful marketing tools, beat only by sex appeal and dire warnings of gloom and doom!  Whether it’s a new iPhone that drives people to wait in lines to be first, or that moment…

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