Rank #1: Kidmin Talk #091 - November 30th, 2016
Karl Bastian is joined on this podcast by two expert communicators. Kidology Coach Barney Kinard and professional magician Johnny Mobley (aka Johnny Magic) were in town for the FCM Conference so Karl sat down with them and asked them to share some insights on how to engage an audience. PLUS, learn about an amazing new School of Magic kit and app from Johnny Magic!
Rank #2: Kidmin Talk #096 - June 1st, 2017
Karl Bastian, founder of Kidology.org, is joined by Stanley Mearse, a veteran children's pastor and frequent creative consultant to Karl and contributor to Kidology products. Stanley is super creative and has some great insights on how to Gain, Train and Retain volunteers!
Rank #3: Kidmin Talk #101 - September 16th, 2017
It's a dangerous digital world for kids. As parents and children's ministry leaders, we need to keep our kids safe. There are many tools available today to keep kids safe. Alex Smith, president of KidCheck and father of five, joins Karl to discuss this topic. Lots of helpful ideas are the result!
Rank #4: Kidmin Talk #102 - November 10th, 2017
Pastor Karl Bastian, founder of Kidology.org is joined by veteran kids pastor Craig Wilson to discuss priorities when you are starting over at a new church. In this first of a three part series, Karl and Craig discuss the aspect of Listen and Learning as you begin a new ministry.
Rank #5: Kidmin Talk #037 - July 31st, 2012
The Simplest Thing in Ministry is the Hardest Thing to Do.
Rank #6: Kidmin Talk #098 - June 20th, 2017
Karl Bastian, the Kidologist from Kidology.org, invites John Mobley onto the show to have a Kidmin Talk about Creativity! John is known as Johnny Magic in the Indianapolis area and is one of the most creative people Karl knows. If you don't think you are creative - think again! This podcast will give you some practical ideas on how you can unleash your own creativity!
Rank #7: Kidmin Talk #104 - March 1st, 2018
Pastor Karl Bastian, founder of Kidology.org is joined again by veteran kids pastor Craig Wilson to discuss priorities when you are starting over at a new church. In this third of a three part series, Karl and Craig discuss the importance of inspiring and exciting your volunteers about the future. It is vision casting time!
Rank #8: Kidmin Talk #062 - Nov. 16th, 2013
Keynote address from the Engage Children Conference. Before we can engage children, Karl talks candidly about the need to engage God and the dangers of busy ministry run without a close walk with God.
Rank #9: Kidmin Talk #090 - November 23rd, 2016
God works through relationships. He is in the people building business not program development. God is not interested in building your ministry. He is passionately committed to building YOU and building others through you. This is the final keynote in the Awesome Series as we look at our Awesome Community in Kidmin.
Rank #10: Kidmin Talk #097 - June 13th, 2017
Karl Bastian, aka the Kidologist, from Kidology.org invites Pastor Craig Wilson onto the show to talk about creative ways to reach the kids who don't go to your church. Incredible ministry in church is great - but what about the children who will never walk through your doors? Don't they need to learn about Jesus too? How can you creatively reach them?
Rank #11: Kidmin Talk #092 - February 23rd, 2017
Special Edition: Karl joined Matt Guevara, executive director of INCM, for a lunch time conversation about VBS and summer outreach during INCM's Web Week.
Rank #12: Kidmin Talk #103 - December 28th, 2017
Pastor Karl Bastian, founder of Kidology.org is joined again by veteran kids pastor Craig Wilson to discuss priorities when you are starting over at a new church. In this second of a three part series, Karl and Craig discuss the importance of early wins as you build momentum in your new ministry.
Rank #13: Kidmin Talk #100 - August 11th, 2017
Let's Celebrate! It is Kidmin Talk #100! It was recorded LIVE via Facebook Live and is now here with show notes. Karl talks timeless truth versus fads and provides his second week report as a new children's pastor!
Rank #14: Kidmin Talk #094 - April 18th, 2017
Kidology invites Canada's Nicki Straza to join Karl Bastian for this episode of Kidmin Talk to discuss how to help kids experience God through our teaching and ministry programming. It's Education vs. Experience.
Rank #15: Kidmin Talk #086 - October 25th, 2016
One of your most strategic goals in children's ministry ought to be to Surprise and Delight Parents. Why? Well, you won't have many kids if you don't show parents that you value their kids. Karl shares some helpful tips on what parents are looking for when they visit your children's ministry.
Rank #16: Kidmin Talk #063 - December 4th, 2013
Karl continues his series from the Engage Children Conference with the importance of engaging leaders, with practical insights on how to enlist, equip, empower and encourage your volunteers and leaders so that you can survive and thrive in ministry. Volunteers and leaders alike need to DO LESS and ask others for help!
Rank #17: Kidmin Talk #088 - November 10th, 2016
We serve an Awesome God, and yet, we get overwhelmed and stressed by the challenges of ministry. The struggle is ironic, but real. Ironic, because we have the Almighty God of the universe behind us - and yet, we often focus on the obstacles. This podcast will encourage you and help you have a Jedi-like calm as you realize that your big problems are no problem to the God we serve!
Rank #18: Kidmin Talk #093 - March 29th, 2017
Karl welcomes Josh Denhart, the creator of Kidmin Science on to the show to discuss how to "lead up" in our ministries. Every leader reports to a leader who oversees them. Learn the secrets of getting what you need from your leader for the benefit of your ministry.
Rank #19: Kidmin Talk #089 - November 17th, 2016
We have an Awesome Opportunity - given to us by God to make a real difference not only in our world, but for eternity. Only YOU can do what God has planned for you. We have this incredible opportunity to see God's Plan come to pass! Learn the secret to significance and seeing your life become everything that God planned for you, far in advance!
Rank #20: Kidmin Talk #095 - May 1st, 2017
Karl welcome kids pastor Philip Hahn on the show. Like Karl, Philip got his start in kidmin as a child, a kids pastor PK! Both of these guys are passionate about training kids to serve - since they are both in ministry today because they started young! So the topic today is ministry by kids not just to kids!