Archive for Archive for February, 2011

• Kidmin Boys Morning Out

Kidmin Boys Morning Out The Kidologist called the Kidhelper to determine whether he was up for a morning out for Breakfast. Sure, why not, it’s not every morning that Karl Bastian is in town from Colorado. So I took him to a special place that my family always enjoyed…the Original House of Pancakes. The place [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, February 28th, 2011

• My Kidology Story

Karl Bastian’s parents were my classmates while we attended Moody Bible Institute from 1961-1964. I first met Karl at the age of ten, when his father invited me to be the guest speaker at their evening VBS at his church in Bellflower, CA. I learned many years later that Karl’s decision then was “to be [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Sunday, February 27th, 2011

• Training Wheels Off?

When Do the Training Wheels Come OFF? We all have experienced the joy of when the parent takes off the training wheels and we get to pedal the bike all on our own. So what happens when a person grows up depending on the training wheels and cannot let them go? We observe this in [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Saturday, February 26th, 2011

• Leadership: Integrity #2

#2. Integrity Any discussion of integrity has to deal with the consistency of actions and values in accordance with what you really believe. In ethics integrity is most commonly understood as honesty and truthfulness of one’s actions. It is the opposite of hypocrisy. In leadership, it is acting according to ones values, beliefs and principles, [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, February 21st, 2011

• Absorbant-Resistant Variable

What is the Absorbent/Resistant Variable? It is a way of understand just how new comers experience your infrastructure (or your programs). If you will notice in the attached diagram, the Resistant Pattern  occurs when groups are almost impossible for the new comer to enter, too many keep out signs! They are not designed to welcome [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, February 21st, 2011

• Discipline of Walking

I went to a Coach’s Training Conference in Baltimore in late January. There I had various Coaching Experiences learning skills in the art of leadership coaching. One of my Coaching sessions, where I was being coached, resulted in my setting a goal for walking my neighborhood cul-de-sac streets five times a week. Well, since I [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, February 14th, 2011

• Words of Affirmation

This is a list of words of Affirmation for Parents and Teachers.  You might want to try some of these with your children. Words of Affirmation for Parents and Teachers • A powerful argument! • An A-1 paper/job etc. • Beautiful • Clear, concise, and complete. • Congratulations! • You got _____ more correct today. [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, February 14th, 2011

• Just One More Candle

Another Candle on My Birthday Cake February 10th was the big day when my age went that away! Not to worry, I am still celebrating. I figure I should extend it as long as possible. It will take most of next week for the family to finish the process. Actually, we started celebrating the week [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, February 14th, 2011

• Leadership: Investing #1

Leadership Qualities: this is a new series to discuss some basic qualities of leadership and how it might apply to those in children’s ministry. Investing  #1 Investing is a word that has many meanings.  Maybe exploring a few alternative meanings that might help us understand more options with the use of the word. Here a [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, February 14th, 2011

• Tri-Clover Paper Tear

Tri-Clover Paper Tear A new gospel illusion created by Rev.  Barney Kinard  to illustrate the mystery of the Trinity: How each member of the Godhead is both separate and unique, but also united and the same. The three are also one. This cut and restore effect is easy to perform. There are two separate messages [...]

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Posted by: kidhelper on Saturday, February 12th, 2011