Tuesday, March 24, 2009

KIDMO Staff Profile - Martha: Customer Support Specialist

The KIDMO team is comprised of a whole host of dedicated people who want to help you minister to your kids in the most effective way possible. This includes the friendly & knowledgeable people who assist you on the phone when you call, those who pack the boxes, balance the books, man our booths at tradeshows and those who work behind the scenes to produce KIDMO. In the weeks to come, we'll introduce you to a few of these amazing people through our Staff Profiles featurettes. We'll start with one of our Customer Service Specialists... Martha Pearson.

Name: Martha Pearson
Position at KIDMO: Customer Support & Sales
Number of years at KIDMO:

Favorite Movie: Pride & Prejudice
Favorite Dessert: Crème Brûlée
Favorite Hobbies: Reading, Making Cards, Craft Projects
Favorite Bible Passage: Hebrews 10:23, “Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”
Favorite KIDMO series: Super-U 2
Favorite KIDMO character: Subrina Subside, from Deep
First thought when the alarm clock rings: “Already? What day is it?”
Favorite place to spend free time: A comfy chair at a coffee shop
Favorite charity: Compassion International, http://www.compassion.com
Favorite Superhero: Wonder Woman!
Exciting news for 2009: Upcoming birth of our first son, Jeremiah William, due in August!

Three most frequent questions from customers:
Where are the prayer cards? On the Training Pack CD-Rom
How do I divide my kids into teams? There’s not a set rule. Make sure to mix the ages so there are older kids on each team. If the numbers work, you can do boys versus girls. Or, let the kids sit wherever they want, and divide the teams by where they’re sitting.
How many teachers do I need to run the program? A 1:10 ration is recommended, especially for small groups. You don’t want your small group to be larger than 10 kids. For the large group time, you need an emcee, someone to start the video program, and enough leaders mixed throughout the group to maintain order.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Willow Creek's CONSPIRE Children's Ministry Conference is just around the corner (March 18-20)... and we have a special offer that you should take time to check out... The big key is that we've added BIG savings, some for people that sign up now, last minute, and a $100 KIDMO gift certificate for anyone going (even if they already have registered!).

If you are going, don't miss the Johnny Rogers Keynote Address (Wow!!! How cool is that???) -- And plan to attend breakout sessions lead by Johnny Rogers, Lil K's Kai Vilhemsen, and our fearless leader Bill Baumgart. These guys will definitely INSPiRE CONSPiRE.

Watch this video to get the gist of this awesome event, and click HERE for more information about CONSPiRE & how to get your $100 KIDMO gift cert. We hope to see you there!

Get Connected... and Let's CONSPiRE

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Hey Lil' K users!
How cool would it be if your kids walked in and saw a blanket fort of their own!?  Just like the one on Lil' K!!  Well, this post is going to show you step by step, ONE idea on how to make a blanket fort!  Here's what you'll need:  blankets, a counter-top (or another table), a table, stools (and/or) chairs, and something heavy, that won't move very easily (we used sandbags).  

Let's dive in and build a fort!
First, set up the table at a distance from the countertop...

Then, drape your first blanket across..from the counter to the table. (It's ok if it hangs over the table, in fact, it's better!!

Once that is done, add another blanket to make a "door".  Now you could stop here, OR you can take your stools or chairs and position them on the sides of the blanket, at a little distance and extend the 2nd blanket over, making a little more room inside :)

Again, you could stop here and have a pretty cool blanketfort, but let's keep going :)
Next thing I did was the exact same thing on the other side... First adding another blanket, to make a door, and then positioning my 2nd stool and draping the blanket over that!


And there you have it, a quick, simple way to make a blanket fort out of things you might have around your church, that your kids will LOVE! 

Now go out and get creative! 

We would love to see the forts you create!  Send us some pictures!

The KIDMO team

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Power of Prayer Cards

There's way more to the KIDMO program than playing a video. Each series includes a complete collection of print materials to help reinforce each week's lesson, including questions for small group discussion, take-home review sheets and... prayer cards. While they may seem like a simple tool at first glance, we continue to hear amazing things about how God has used these prayer cards to help leaders care for & connect with their kids. This short video shares several testimonials about the power of being purposeful with your prayer cards.

So... don't underestimate the power of asking your kids, "How can I pray for you this week?" If you're not using them already, take advantage of the prayer cards included with your KIDMO print materials this week!!!