What I Believe!

Hey Kids! This page is for your parents - they want to know what I'm teaching on this site/app. But you are welcome to take a peek too!


It's Pretty Simple:
  • God Made You
    • Psalm 139:13-14 You alone created my inner being. You knitted me together inside my mother. I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this.
    • Psalm 119:73-74 You made me; you created me. Now give me the sense to follow your commands. May all who fear you find in me a cause for joy, for I have put my hope in your word.
  • God Loves You
    • John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
  • God Has an Awesome Plan for Your Life!
    • Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.
    • Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a person, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
  • God Wants to be Your Best Friend!
    • John 15:15  I no longer call you servants.. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.


Here is my approach to children's ministry at my church that you will see reflected on this website:

  • Child Centered
    God loves every child, and therefore we accept them and love them just the way they are. Children who need special attention are lovingly welcomed. We have fun, but it is fun with a purpose! Therefore, our teaching is creative and engaging and connects with the world of kids in order to help them connect with God.
    • “To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.” 1 Corinthians 9:22

  • Highly Relational
    We strive to be relational, not just informational. Teaching needs to come from people who know and love Jesus.  Kids need to connect with those who are sharing Truth. 
    • “As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them;” Luke 24:15

  • Gospel Focused
    We believe that children are important and matter to God. Not only can children come to faith in Jesus Christ, but God commands adults to come to Him with the simple faith of a child. We present the Good News of salvation through Jesus often and clearly, providing opportunities for children to invite Him into their life as their Savior and Friend. 
    • “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” Matthew 19:14

  • Family Focused
    We are dedicated to supplementing the family in their attempt to lay a spiritual foundation that, in God’s timing, will lead a child into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and then to provide a place where they can grow in their knowledge and love for God.
    • “He commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.” Psalm 78:5-6

I created PastorKarl.com in order to provide a place for kids and parents to engage with God's Truth in a fun easily accessible format that is flexible for different ages, attention spans and biblical knowledge.  Children have receptive hearts to their Creator. In fact, Jesus went even further and said that we need to come to Him as a child – humble, dependent and eager to learn. It is my prayer that this website will play a role in helping you connect your kids to God and His Word! I'd love your feedback on how this site has helped, or how it can be improved.

Because Jesus Loves Children,

Pastor Karl Bastian