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Kidmintalk Podcast notes 2


Today's notes are from Karl Bastian's podcast.

Children's Ministry Podcast #03
How to show kids L.O.V.E.

L - learn about them, learn their names, family, pets, recreation, hobbies, dreams,
What would you do with a million dollars?
Pass out a survey, add their picture, use this as a prayer notebook (I have always intended to do this).

O - observe them. Don't be so wrapped up in your own agenda that you don't notice what they are going through/feelings. observe their "stuff" connect

V - value. Show them that they have value. Celebrate them - go nuts when they arrive, high fives etc. Heart speech...I don't have to be here... no martyr attitude
There is nothing significant to a kid about you as their teacher. They always have an adult in charge. You are someone else. They realize value when we do something OUTSIDE the classroom. Most grown ups don't have time for kids through the week. Visit them at home. 

E- encourage. Say something encouraging to every child every week.  Q&A encourage guesses. Look for ways to build them up.


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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