109 episodes

Kidmin Talk is the podcast of Pastor Karl Bastian, aka the "Kidologist," creator of Kidology.org. Karl is a full time children's pastor in Denver, Colorado. He founded Kidology in 1994 pioneering the Internet for children's ministry before Google, YouTube and Yahoo even existed. Visit Kidology.org for thousands of helpful resources, curriculum, recruiting tools, training and much more. Questions, comments, feedback or sponsorship inquiries can be sent to karl@kidmintalk.com.

Kidmin Talk Karl Bastian

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

Kidmin Talk is the podcast of Pastor Karl Bastian, aka the "Kidologist," creator of Kidology.org. Karl is a full time children's pastor in Denver, Colorado. He founded Kidology in 1994 pioneering the Internet for children's ministry before Google, YouTube and Yahoo even existed. Visit Kidology.org for thousands of helpful resources, curriculum, recruiting tools, training and much more. Questions, comments, feedback or sponsorship inquiries can be sent to karl@kidmintalk.com.

    Kidmin Talk #177 - Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

    Kidmin Talk #177 - Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

    In this very personal, honest and direct podcast, Pastor Karl addresses one of the questions he is asked most often via email and in person, “How do know when it is time to leave a ministry?” Karl gives bold advice on the hard realities of ministry leadership, the challenges of working with imperfect ministry co-workers, reason not to leave, when you should leave, and practical advice on how to know when it is time to resign and seek a new church. He pulls no punches - you’ll be challenged and encouraged whether or not you are currently asking, “Should I stay or should I go now?”

    Show notes:

    The Ultimate Toolbox for Children’s Ministry
    Kidology Ministry Management Series
    Yosemite Summit
    Two Models of Children’s Pastors (linked in this post)
    Be God’s Man in God’s Place Story
    His Yoke is Easy

    • 1 hr
    Kidmin Talk #176 - Raising Kids Who Can STAND STRONG

    Kidmin Talk #176 - Raising Kids Who Can STAND STRONG

    KIDMIN TALK #176  Raising Kids Who Can Stand Strong

    SHARE WITH YOUR PARENTS USING THIS LINK: Kidology.org/kidmintalk176

    Parents and Kids Ministry Leaders know that raising kids today is MORE than challenging - at times it's scary. Our world is determined to lead our children away from God and more aggressively than we could have even imagined just a few years ago. Shocking statistics are posted daily of kids leaving the faith and the church. How are we to respond? The answer hasn’t changed. God provided the formula for raising kids who can stand strong against the world in HIs Word and it’s still not only the best but the ONLY strategy that works.

    Today on Kidmin Talk I’m presenting a keynote address I gave years ago on this topic. While the calendar says some years have passed, the content is as relevant as if I had presented it this week. In fact, it is likely more needed now than even when I originally gave it.

    It’s a message not only for church leaders but for parents too. It will give leaders ideas for how to challenge parents but will give parents practical and real-life ideas on where they can start today to prepare their kids so they will be ready when the time comes to stand on their own.

    SHARE WITH YOUR PARENTS USING THIS LINK: Kidology.org/kidmintalk176

    Mentioned on the Show:
    Kidology Family Table Talkers

    • 45 min
    Kidmin Talk #175 - Leading and GROWING a SMALL Kids Ministry

    Kidmin Talk #175 - Leading and GROWING a SMALL Kids Ministry

    Leading and GROWING a SMALL Kids Ministry

    After a touching and inspiring tribute to his Mom, the original “Kidologist” Pastor Karl talks about how to lead and grow a small kids ministry. Whether you have no kids, just a handful, or are struggling to grow a small ministry, this podcast will encourage you right where you are as well as provide some practical secrets on how to grow and even boost attendance. Are you up for the challenge?

    Mentioned on the show:
    MOMstackle Course (YouTube Video)Ideas for DAD Derby (Facebook Group Thread)Kidology Recruiting ToolsKidology's All About Me SheetKidology's Ultimate Toolbox for Children's Ministryit BIBLE CurricululumUndercover Queen SeriesThe Program PyramidA Bright Idea bookJob Descriptions Template

     

    • 59 min
    Kidmin Talk #174 - Kidology 101: Secrets of Effective Kid Communicators

    Kidmin Talk #174 - Kidology 101: Secrets of Effective Kid Communicators

    Kidology 101 - Secrets of Effective Kid Communicators

    For this SPECIAL EPISODE Karl offers up a fun LIVE presentation you will thoroughly enjoy! From funny stories to learning how to properly shoot a straw, you’ll laugh, be inspired, and be reminded of why you got into kids ministry in the first place. It’s a podcast you’ll want to pass on to a friend in kids ministry too! Just send them to Kidology.org/kidmintalk174

    In case you have to see it yourself:

    Jedi Karl on CBS News

    • 55 min
    Kidmin Talk #173 - Unintended Devastating Consequences of Adult Ministry Trends to Kidmin

    Kidmin Talk #173 - Unintended Devastating Consequences of Adult Ministry Trends to Kidmin

    Pastor Karl opens a big Can of Worms on this podcast with a topic he has discussed privately and in seminary classrooms but never publicly until now. What adult ministry trends have had a negative impact on Children’s Ministry - and how can and should children’s ministry leaders adapt in response? It’s a thought-provoking discussion sure to challenge and stimulate. You've likely never heard this theory before on how some positive trends in adult ministry have had a negative impact on children's ministry. Stewards of kids ministry need to react wisely and proactively - the future is at stake.

    Mentioned on the Show:

    The Great Commission - Matthew 28:18-20
    Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 1Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

    FEATURED SPONSORS:
    KidCheck Online Check-InMy Brand New Life Follow Up BookletKIDOLOGY RESOURCES:
    Bible Ninja Warriors SundayUndercover Queen Series2022 it Bible Curriculum Scope & SequenceKidology Four Pillars eBook DownloadKidology Table Talker Family DevotionalsAwesome Adventure Discipleship BookNext Steps for Kids CourseKIDOLOGY and other links:
    Kidology Theorem #26 Do As I Say, Not As I DoBlog post about Awesome Adventure Discipleship with ParentsFB Post that inspired this podcastDale Hudson - Something That Recently Scared Me in Children’s Ministry




     

    • 54 min
    Kidmin Talk #172 Easter! Family Discipleship! Plus the Police Close in on Karl?

    Kidmin Talk #172 Easter! Family Discipleship! Plus the Police Close in on Karl?

    The police surround Karl as he preps for a kidmin event? EGGciting Easter results! Family discipleship wraps up - great kidmin books, collecting kidmin wisdom and more!

    Show Notes:
    Judging Books by their Covers
    https://kidologist.com/2016/04/18/judging-books-covers/

    Family Discipleship Blog Post
    https://kidologist.com/2022/02/17/an-awesome-adventure-with-parents/

    Facebook LIVE of Easter Miraculous Show:
    https://www.facebook.com/karl.bastian/videos/690852128635097

    Egg Olympics Highlight Video
    https://youtu.be/SYay8p7ft74

    Undercover Queen May Series:
    Kidology.org/undercoverqueen

    Kidology.org/facebook (Our FB Group)

    Get a free copy of Karl’s Book A Bright Idea:
    Kidology.org/donate

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

JSSouth ,

A blessing to KidMin Leaders!

I just started listening today, starting with the most recent post. On my third one now. Just wanted to say thank you so much for the encouragement, wisdom and helpful information. I needed to hear these messages this week, so glad I came across this!!

Entheos11 ,

Wow! What a resource

What an amazing resource! Can't wait to listen to more.

Jaddeus ,

If you volunteering Children's ministry, this is a must listen.

Entertaining, practical, and inspiring, this podcast is a gold mine. Karl is not only informative, but enjoyable to listen to as well. With over 20 years experience, this podcast is jam packed with wisdom and resources.

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