Your Visuals Matter with Carl Barnhill | Season 2 | Episode 4

How Visuals Can help the Spiritual Development of Kids

Show Notes

On this episode of the podcast, we explore how visuals can help the spiritual development of kids. We chat with Jessica Wolstenholm, Vice President of Education and Publishing at Minno – a platform providing digital content for kids. Jessica shares how visuals help kids understand abstract biblical concepts. Moreover, she discusses Minno’s rigorous process for evaluating both licensed and original content.

Then, Jeremy Seymour, Minno‘s Chief Creative Officer, joins the conversation. He highlights the importance of grabbing kids’ attention quickly with visuals. Additionally, Jeremy explains the lengthy process of creating original animated content like their Bible series.

Throughout the interview, Jessica and Jeremy emphasize balancing entertainment with the core message. They aim to plant spiritual seeds through fun, quirky visuals without being irreverent. Furthermore, they conduct research with kids to gauge interest and retention.

Ultimately, the guests explain that visuals are crucial for reaching kids spiritually. Visuals help communicate the Gospel in a way kids can understand and connect with. When visuals reflect a kid’s world, they feel the content is meant for them. In summary, quality visuals engage kids and open doors for spiritual development. So they remind how visuals can help the spiritual development of kids.



  • Visuals play a crucial role in engaging and teaching children through entertainment.
  • Creating and licensing content for children’s programming requires a rigorous process to ensure it aligns with biblical values and meets high standards of theology, education, and entertainment.
  • The team at Minnow aims to provide a curated and comprehensive streaming experience for Christian kids, offering a wide range of visually appealing content that teaches biblical truths.
  • Shorter episodes and attention-grabbing visuals are important to cater to children’s shorter attention spans and capture their interest.
  • Visuals help children process and understand abstract concepts, making it easier for them to grasp and remember biblical teachings.



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About the Show

Your Visuals Matter with Carl Barnhill is a weekly podcast for ministry leaders who want to use the power of visual media to effectively communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We cover how to incorporate church graphics and video into your church or ministry. From creativity in the Church to how to choose and use your presentation software and more.

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