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• Six Types of Lost Kids

  Six Types of Lost Children Some assume that all lost children are the same. I believe that there are different kinds of lost kids. After years of evangelistic ministry, I think I have discovered a helpful way to describe the condition of children being lost. “Lost” in the Scriptures is used to describe the […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, October 1st, 2012

• Add a Spoonful of Fluff

A Spoonful  of Fluff It is easy to be tempted to add some “marshmallow fluff” to our programs. Marshmallow Fluff is a real product. It has been around for almost a hundred years. It is made of marshmallows—kind of whipped into a cream. It is mostly air and sugar, not really much substance. It has […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, July 16th, 2012

• Plate-Spinning Management

Plate-Spinning Management The fine art of “plate spinning” is a sort of a juggling act where you keep as many plates (real or plastic) spinning as you can on top of sticks or poles. If a plate stops spinning, it will fall and break, so you have to visit each plate as it slows, to […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, July 16th, 2012

• How to Approach a Horse

How to Approach A Horse We took 50 kids to a Horse Ranch for a weekend camping experience. The attraction and novelty was the horses, but there were many other farm animals there. Each kid had an animal to care for, for the entire week. Of course, these city kids, who would hardly lift a […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, July 2nd, 2012

• A Kidmin Bargainologist

A Kidmin Bargainologist If you never pay full price for any- thing, you eventually get the reputation of being a Bargain Shopper. However, if one is constantly occupied with the study of bargains in all their forms, they might just be a Bargainologist. It seems to me, if one spends years never having enough money […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, May 21st, 2012

• 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

• A Light in the Fog

Light in a Fog Fog has a way of engulfing the visible rendering it invisible. Normally, a Lighthouse is useful at night when visibility is diminished. Then you add fog in the night and you have a hazardous condition for navigating any coastal waters. Lighthouses have been strategically constructed all along rugged coastlines to provide […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, May 14th, 2012

• Let’s Talk Training

Let’s Talk Training What is Successful Training? Training is more involved that just gathering a crowd who listen to you talk. Successful training is “teaching” that can only be measured by those who can DO what you are training them to do. If those you “train” cannot DO something, then you might just be “orienting” […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, January 30th, 2012

• All Eyes Forward

All Eyes Forward: Getting the Attention of Kids How do you get and keep the attention of kids in a large group? We were running late by four hours on a Christmas short-term mission trip into Baja. We were bringing presents to the village children. There were nearly four hundred children of all ages waiting […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, December 26th, 2011

• 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, […]

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