Kids Ministry Blog Madness 2011 (1st round)

It’s time for another epic contest to see which kids ministry blogger will become a champion. You may even discover a few new blogs you’d like to follow. We will have three rounds, mirroring the NCAA basketball tournament.

This opening round has closed, click here to see round 2. Then go rally support for your friends.

This is all just for fun, but there will a big prize. Hint — it rhymes with my dad and has the number two in it’s name. The official announce will come in the second round. This round will close on March 19th and the top four blogs in each bracket will advance.

West Regional

  1. Go Fish Guy (Jamie Statema)
  2. Lemon Lime Kids (Amy Dolan)
  4. Leader 2 Leader (Jim Wideman)
  5. Relevant Children’s Ministry (Dale Hudson)
  6. Life2gether
  7. Kidmin1124
  8. CM Buzz
  9. Creative Kids Pastor
  10. Sunday School Revolutionary!
  11. A Heart After Children
  12. SojournKids
  13. What Matters Now Blog
  14. Roger Fields
  15. Dick Gruber
  16. Molded
  17. Kid Trek

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Southeast Regional

  1. Kid Inspiration (Dave Wakerley)
  2. Children’s Ministry 1234
  3. Orange Leaders
  4. – Karl Bastian
  5. Justyn Smith
  6. Elemental Children’s Ministry
  7. Legacy Blog (Brian Haynes)
  8. Michael Chanley
  10. Inside Northpoint Kids
  11. JC is ONLINE
  12. Effective Childrens Ministry
  13. CentriKid Camps Blog
  14. The Thursday Blog
  15. Cap City Kids
  16. Jeremy Mavis
  17. Kids Pastor Cathy

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East Regional

  1. sam luce
  2. Matt McKee Live
  3. Dad In The Middle
  4. Children’s Minister BLOG
  5. Children’s Ministry Magazine Blog
  6. JamieDoyle
  8. Kids Ministry 101
  10. Family Regeneration
  11. Revival Fire For Kids Blog
  12. Acacia in the Desert
  14. Commander Bill
  15. Children and God
  16. Caroline Bergeron
  17. About the Children’s Department

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Southwest Regional

  1. Children’s Ministry Online (Kenny Conley)
  3. Blog (Nick Diliberto)
  4. Growing Kids Ministry
  5. The Inclusive Church
  6. West Coast CM (Anthony Prince)
  7. Free CM Stuff
  8. Scripture Lady
  9. Train Up The Child
  10. It’s a kids ministry Revolution baby!
  11. Christianity Cove
  13. Todd McKeever
  14. Small Town Kidmin
  15. Cory Center
  16. Glen Woods
  17. Victory Circle
  18. Joe McAlpine

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Seed selection was ranked based on our previous Top 100 ranking plus some adjustments for recent consistency.  The selection committee included only me. This was much more difficult than previous years and many good blogs just were left on the bubble.

If you’re not happy with your ranking, this is your chance to prove me wrong by turning out the vote. You can also leave a comment below to offer your feedback.


  1. says

    Ok great! I was a little late to instigate this time, but maybe next year. By the way – fantastic site!

  2. says

    The buzzer has sounded. We had a little overtime thanks to the “super moon” and walking along the beach. Next round will be up soon. Go celebrate for 10 minutes then get ready to start scouting the competition.

  3. says

    If he’s like me, he’s crying because Pitt’s loss messed up his bracket. Oh well, I still have my hopes set on Free CM Stuff taking it all!

  4. says

    Today is the close of round one I think. I appreciate anyone who voted for my blog but apologize that I have been gone the whole week and could not work it at all and will not be going into round 2.

    Looking forward to seeing all the great blogs who make it to round 2 and casting our votes for them now.

    Have fun.

  5. says

    I didn’t set a specific deadline, but it will probably be around 8 PM tomorrow night when the polls close in this round with the official round two going live about 30 minutes later. It all depends on when I get back from dinner.

  6. says

    You should save your big guns for the next rounds. We saw this last year where competitors left it all on the court and didn’t have anything left for the finals.

  7. says

    I finally pulled one vote ahead of Greg in my friendly showdown with my buddy. Whoho! At the Kidology Gathering at CPC Iasked him if it would be cheating for me to put a banner ad on for this – and he said “If any of us had that network and traffic we would” but I haven’t yet!! Trying to resist!! Ha! Last year I did nothing and got creamed, so I’m trying to be more proactive this year.

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