Kids Ministry Blog Madness 2012 (1st round)

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Blog Madness GraphicEach March, our website hosts a tournament of children’s ministry bloggers. It starts with a field of 68 and then we let the readers decide who will advances to the next round.
>> Round #2 has started. Click here to see who advanced and vote for your favorites now.
Browse the field below, visit a few new blogs, and vote for your favorites. You can also leave a comment below to heckle the selection committee or lobby for your favorite blog. Hardcore fans can revisit last year’s tournament & results at this link.
This is all just for fun, but there might be a prize. The official announce will come in the second round. This round will close on Sunday March 18th and the top four blogs in each bracket will advance.

Midwest Regional

  1. Children’s Ministry Online
  2. Justyn Smith
  3. Kidmin1124
  4. About the Children’s Dept
  5. Kid Inspiration
  6. CM Buzz
  7. Michael Chanley
  8. Growing Kids Ministry
  9. Jenny Funderburke
  10. Children’s Ministry Magazine Blog
  11. Ryan Frank
  12. iTODD
  13. Kid Trek
  14. Effective Childrens Ministry
  15. Apparently Blogging
  16. CTA Christian Resources
  17. Kidmin and Culture
  18. Coffee With Dad

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West Regional

  1. sam luce
  2. Orange Leaders
  3. Roger Fields
  4. Commander Bill’s Blog
  5. Go Fish Guy
  6. Cullen’s Abc’s
  7. What’s In the Bible
  8. SojournKids
  9. JC is ONLINE
  10. Brick by Brick
  11. Help! I’m a Children’s Pastor
  12. Revival Fire For Kids Blog
  13. Dustin Nickerson
  14. Works of God Displayed
  15. Divorce Ministry 4 Kids
  16. Impulsive Joy
  17. Jason Martin
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East Regional

  1. Jim Wideman
  3. Lemon Lime Kids
  4. Dad In The Middle
  6. Matt McKee Live
  7. Kids Ministry 101
  8. Blog
  9. Scripture Lady
  10. Building Faith
  11. Cory Center
  12. JamieDoyle(dot)com
  14. Relevant Children’s Ministry
  15. Simply Jeff
  16. Diving for Pearls
  17. Jeremy Mavis

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South Regional

  2. Smalltownkidmin Blog
  3. Inside Northpoint Kids
  5. The Inclusive Church
  6. CentriKid Camps Blog
  7. The Thursday Blog
  8. Dan Scott
  9. Dick Gruber
  10. West Coast CM
  11. Children’s Minister BLOG
  12. Rags Studio
  15. A Heart After Children
  16. Church4EveryChild
  17. The Fake Kidmin

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How Did Selection Work?

I began with our top 100 children’s ministry blogs. I began to eliminate bloggers who were too dormant (nothing new to say in 2012) and those with malware warnings (yes there were two new hacked sites). For the remaining blogs, I looked at last year’s performance in blog madness. Then I attempted to divide the list into regions that would maximize competition. It’s not perfect, but it should be fun.