The Big Kid’s Church Secret That Children’s Ministry Leaders Forget

Children’s Ministry Is Like a Construction Site

You are the foreman of a project that will never be completed.


You now have the tools you need to thrive in this thrilling environment!

I’ve said it for years: If you lead a children’s ministry, it is critical that you have a realistic perspective of the job you’ve been entrusted with. If you envision a day when you will gather everyone for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the grand opening of a perfectly completed children’s ministry, you may be in the wrong line of work.

A children’s ministry leader’s job is never done. To get a proper perspective on your job, you need to imagine a construction site where the plans are constantly changing; workers routinely come and go; and supplies are often in short supply or you may need to use donated resources. Other unforeseeable circumstances often offset your perfectly detailed plans with very short notice. If this sounds challenging, it is! But you are up for the challenge!

But that doesn’t mean you aren’t up for a little help. And that’s where the Kidology Toolbox comes in. has been equipping and encouraging children’s ministry leaders like you for over twenty years. This toolbox provides ALL NEW, ready-to-use ideas, forms, outlines, and practical blueprints to help you manage your children’s ministry like a pro!

For over twenty-five years, I’ve been leading children’s ministries, from small mobile churches to established churches of all sizes in both the city and suburbs. I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. Many lessons I learned the hard way. The goal of this book is to share those lessons with you. In so doing, you can learn the ropes and discover the secrets to thriving in the never-ending chaos and noise of the children’s ministry construction site. Whether you are new or a seasoned veteran, you are about to undertake an exciting ministry expansion as you open up this toolbox loaded with powerful ideas, downloads, and videos.

You are going to learn how to improve your own leadership skills, build a team, take your teaching up a notch, succeed at recruiting and training, and increase your outreach impact. If you use the tools in this toolbox, you are going to impress your boss, volunteers, and parents. And most importantly, you are going to reach more kids for Jesus! Isn’t that what it’s all about?

So, put on your hard hat, and let’s get going!

Because Jesus loves children,

Pastor Karl Bastian, AKA The Kidologist

Kidology’s Ultimate Toolbox for Children’s Ministry

Children’s ministry can be hard work! The Kidology’s Ultimate Toolbox for Children’s Ministry is here to make it easier! In this 336-page kids ministry guide you’ll find the tools you need to build a lasting kids church ministry that transforms the lives of children, equips volunteers, and gives each leader the vital help they need. This all-inclusive kids ministry handbook by renowned “kidologist” Karl Bastian is chock-full of over 35 reproducible handouts, assessments, downloadable forms, PDFs, and step-by-step guides.

Kids ministry is like a busy construction site filled with moving parts! Imagine taking the impossible number of tasks a children’s ministry leader juggles and turning them into attainable goals and easy-to-follow steps. Author Karl Bastian, the founder of, which equips over 20,000 children’s pastors and leaders daily, wants to give you these tools and steps, including:

No matter what size your church is, whether you have volunteers or paid staff, this book offers online training videos, downloads, and resources that complement the materials in the book from the Kidology website! This is your one-stop must-have toolbox.

Perfect for kids ministry directors, children’s church leaders, church libraries, children’s pastors, and more! Paperback, 336 pages, 8″ x 11″, ISBN 9781628627671.

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