Archive for • Become a Real Kid Helper

• Bob, the Builder!

Again, I asked another of my new Kidology Graduate Students to describe for me what metaphor he would use to describe his coaching experience. There was a long silence as my student gave some fresh thought to this idea. My suspense was rewarded with the reference to the “Wise and Foolish Builder.” However, I had [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Sunday, August 9th, 2015

• Living the Kidmin Legacy

    Usually, the term Legacy refers to an amount of money or property left to someone in a will upon death of another. However, it can be an inheritance, a gift, a body of work, where the benefactors are friends or members of your family. Anything that you are “known for” accomplishing in your [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

• Making Fishing More Catching

In Torrance, CA there is this Tackle Shop that has this advertising slogan on their Signage: “We Make Fishing More Catching.” I have thought about this as a slogan for children’s evangelists. It has been my purpose to make fishing more catching. It is not my personal resolve to just “feed the fish.” After all [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Saturday, February 1st, 2014

• Catching Little Wigglers

Catching Little Wigglers While in elementary school, I lived in Encinitas, CA.  I have memories of my Father taking my two younger brothers and I on a fishing trip to the Colorado River. My father used his deep sea fishing gear and us boys only had lightweight tackle. Dad used big hooks and big pieces [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Friday, January 24th, 2014

• A Helping Hand

There is something special about offering someone your hand. It is symbolic of presence, or not doing something alone. To extend a helpful hand is something every children’s leader can do. Find a child! Come along side them and offer them your hand of assistance. Every kid, no matter how good his parents are, needs [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

• The Kid-Helper Credo

The Real Kid-Helper Credo A Real Kid Helper is one that is not only focused on the physical needs of children, but their spiritual needs, as well. To those who seek to minister to children in churches, we need to declare our public policy and intentions about how we treat every child that comes under [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, February 13th, 2012

• Really Know Your Child

  Give Away Resources (for current on-line Kidology Protege’s only, (sorry) From my exhaustive collection of the resource materials, I am hereby going to donate,  to my students only, a collection of books on various aspects of children’s ministry. The next one is How to Really Know Your Child published by Victor Books  (155 pages, [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, May 16th, 2011

• Holding Your Hand

Holding Your Hand There is something special about offering someone your hand. It is symbolic of presence, or not doing something alone. To extend a helpful hand is a role every Kidmin who can come along side a child and offer some assistance. Every kid, no matter how good his parents are, needs the support [...]

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Posted by: kidhelper on Friday, April 22nd, 2011