technology

July 21, 2014

5 Ways Twitter Can Instantly Enhance Your Ministry Effectiveness

Twitter is not exactly "new technology" since it was founded almost ten years ago on March 21, 2006.  Many Kidmin Leaders are already using this Social Media tool on a daily basis, but I also know many who have hesitated.  Some thought it was a passing fad, while others are just intimidated by it.  Still others just "don't get what the big deal is with Twitter." I use Twitter daily.  I use it for a variety of reasons.  It gives me a tool to have unprecedented connectivity to so many of my networks (friends, fellow laborers, and other leaders).  If […]
July 16, 2014

How To Preach From An iPad

[guestpost]I am away at Kids Camp this week. So, I have asked several of my favorite bloggers to write guest posts for you. This is a guest post from my good friend, Aaron Strawn. Aaron is a self-proclaimed "Kidmin Geek" who is one of the most creative guys I know! He blogs at aaronstrawn.com under the moniker #KidminGeek[/guestpost] (Imagine this first part as a cheesy infomercial) Is this you on a Sunday morning? Papers everywhere! Ugh..what a mess!  Papers..who needs this first world problem, I sure don’t. Haha, ok, here’s the truth, I use to be papers-all-over-the-podium-guy.  It’s not clean […]
March 3, 2014

Our NEW Kidmin Stage - Why We Did What We Did

Four weeks ago, we tore down the Kidmin stage we had used for the past decade.  It was a tough decision.  So many memories of many kids' lives being changed around that stage.  However, it was time.  If you want to know WHY we tore down what seemed to be a perfectly good stage, see THIS POST. Yesterday, we unveiled our NEW Kidmin stage.  It is a significantly different approach.  Many have asked what made us go the direction we went, so I thought I would document our thoughts here.  Of course, I understand that every environment depends heavily on […]
August 22, 2013

How The Internet Has Changed Kids Ministry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A81IwlDeV6c#at=1212 I ran across this family video (originally released on VHS tape - remember those?) the other day. It was produced in 1997 and was intended to teach kids who to use the internet. From this video, you would assume the only purpose the internet was to give kids a hands-on education. Of course, we realize just how much the internet has evolved since 1997. Very little was mentioned about internet safety. In this piece that spans over 25 minutes, a mere 12 seconds was dedicated to teaching kids internet safety. My, how things have changed. I certainly did my […]
July 3, 2013

New "Kid Bible Heroes" App - Kids Just Can't Put It Down!

The Kid Bible Heroes interactive app for kids features youngsters living out grown-up faith that will build your kids’ trust in God. Each narrated Bible story pauses for games, fun sound effects and interactive animation. Available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. With the Kid Bible Heroes app, your kids can learn about ordinary kids in the Bible who were used by God to do extraordinary things.  The app features five Bible stories about everyday heroes like David, Miriam, Samuel, Mary, and the young boy with the fishes and loaves.  Through their interactive stories, your kids will learn about God's plan […]