You may or may not have noticed that there are some changes going on here at Small Town Kidmin.  One of those changes is the addition of a store

It all started with a dream.  Four and half years ago, I had a dream to provide illusions for kids’ pastors, evangelists, and young magicians at low prices.  It was a nice idea, but I quickly realized that it would be more difficult than I had planned (unfortunately not until after I had purchased my first batch of inventory).  Wading through building a webstore and accepting payment put the idea at a standstill.  Years later, I decided to attempt a catalog model reaching out to college students and beginning kids’ pastors.  This idea got almost to delivery when it was stopped by the cost of printing a full color catalog, this only after my wife had spent hours putting together a beautiful catalog. 

For all these years, I’ve sat with a small amount of inventory that never made it anywhere, except to be safely stored in my garage.  I’ve finally started making those products available here.  Why now?  I’ve been given another dream, one that takes this blog to the next level of providing quality resources for individuals serving in small churches.  Unfortunately, much of this dream requires some startup funds.  My hope is that through the sale of these magic supplies, I can make enough profit to launch some of my other ideas. 

In the future, I’d also like to add some books and other resources to the store.  But I’m taking baby steps.  I know it isn’t super pretty right now, but I was more worried about functionality.  Once I know everything works and I have some decent stuff available, I’m going to work on making it look good too.  Again, baby steps.

Since you’ve taken the time to read this post, I’m going to give you 5% off of any order.  Just use the coupon NEWSTORE and 5% will be deducted from your order.  Did you just skip to the end and didn’t read it?  You can still use the coupon.  It’s all good. (This coupon is only valid through July 30, 2012).