Dealing with Problem People

For Kidmin Talk #157, I decided to share one on my Coaching Zoom calls since the topic is one that is so important to ministry leaders. The primary reason fail in ministry has nothing to do with skills or performance, it is because people can’t get along with others. Learn the secrets of getting along with others, especially difficult people! Links and show notes available at Kidology.org/kidmintalk157

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Would You Toss Your Kid to Sharks?

PARENTS? Would you toss your kid to sharks? You say, “Of course not! Silly question!” Then, let me ask you some some other questions, as a dad who is try to save my own son from some very real sharks. Do you let you kids have Shapchat? Do you not have a filtering on their Internet? Do you monitor their texts, chats and web browsing? The sharks are out to get your kid. If you don’t believe it, you are living in intentional ignorance. Scripture says, BE ALERT AND SOBER-MINDED. YOUR ENEMY, THE DEVIL PROWLS AROUND LIKE A ROARING LION, (aka Sharks!) SEEKING SOMEONE TO DEVOUR. 1 PETER 5:8 Are you leaving your children unprotected? As a pastor, I’m disheartened by parents who give up – “It’s just too hard.” As a father I get angry because it makes it harder for me to lead my own son when I hear, “but my friends parents let them,” and these are Christian parents. Is is hard? Yes. Is it worth it? YES. Parents, especially those I know –  I can’t do this alone. We need to be a team. We need to FIGHT THE ENEMY, not our kids. Our kids need…

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Drawing Easter!

My mom was a Chalk Artist. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a lost art from a day when people didn’t need everything to be fast and instant. An artist would draw to music while an audience watched. My mom and dad meet in college where she was drawing and he was playing his flute. Chalk that up to romance! One of my favorite drawing she often did was of the Easter Story. I don’t have her talent, but I loved the image she would draw. She would end with dark light revealing a hidden image of Jesus risen! A few years ago, while waiting to build the amazing kids church set I know enjoy, we put up a black board wall that I would decorate for each series. For Easter 2018, I attempted to draw my mom’s drawing myself. Since our culture likes things fast, I don’t expect you to watch the two hours I worked on it, so here it is sped up! ENJOY and Happy Easter!

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Connecting with Today’s Digital Kids!

It’s no secret we live in a digital age! Take home papers are no longer the most effective ways to reach kids between Sundays. So how DO you connect with today’s digital kids? Pastor Karl Bastian, founder of Kidology.org talks about his three favorite ways to connect with kids in today’s digital world. Paper take-home handouts are no longer the best tool. You’ll love these modern options! See complete show notes and iTunes link at: Kidology.org/kidmintalk155

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Your iPhone’s SECRET Button!

Did you know your iPhone has a SECRET BUTTON? That cool logo on the back, you thought that was just a logo, eh? It is actually a SECRET BUTTON that you can use to do tasks that otherwise would take more time or more fingers to do! It’s so cool I just had to share it. How would like to just double-tap the back of your phone with your finger to activate Siri? Or take a screen shot? Maybe quickly lock your screen or even find your keys? Well, if you have iOS14 installed, you can! Here is how to do it: 1. GO TO SETTINGS 2. GO TO ACCESSIBILITY 3.  GO TO TOUCH 4.  SCROLL DOWN TO “BACK TAP” 5.  CHOOSE WHICH YOU WANT TO SET, Double Tap or Triple Tap. These are the only two options. Unfortunately, there is no option for 8 or 17 taps! 6.  THEN CHOOSE WHAT YOUR DOUBLE-TAP OR TRIPLE-TAP WILL DO! I choose Siri for Double Tap and Screen Shot for Triple Tap since those are two commands I use a lot! HAVE FUN! Let me know if it worked for you, and what commands you chose for your SECRET BUTTON on the…

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