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iKidmin Notes: Podcast Notes 5


Today's notes come from Karl Bastian's Podcast

Children's Ministry Podcast #10
Learning the Work of Play

Learn the language and culture of kids. Speak in ways kids can relate to.

"If they don't understand the message it will only be entertainment." - Pastor Karl

A child's work = PLAY

Play is a vital part of what kids do every day.

Adults must learn to play. Jesus commanded us to be childlike (not childish).

Five ways adults can learn to play.


  1. to explore: discover, adventure. have a sense of adventure, take kids to a new place, actually do things or just have that sense of discover in the lesson/story
  2. to experiment: bring things to church. be willing to try even if not so great at it
  3. role play: pretend, imagine, describe, become character, hat etc.
  4. compete: games, playful nature even when not playing an organized game.
  5. learn to laugh: enjoy life, have fun, be silly
Not setting aside work to play but approaching life with a playful attitude.

Play in the midst of life, not just stopping and playing a board game.


Disclaimer: 
Forgive any choppiness or random ideas since they are *my* notes.  If they help you then I'm glad, but if they don't feel free to leave a comment and ask a question and I will do my best to answer. I will always link to the source so you can learn for yourself from the original.  I am just posting them here to reduce clutter of tons of half used notebooks on my desk. 



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