Jim Wideman | Children's Ministry Leadership Club


Do you know about KidminCoach.com?

A wonderful ministry friend Mac Gober told me years ago that “Everybody needs a home!” KidminCoach.com is just that… it’s a home for me to pour into others and it’s a place for those that I coach to learn, grow and give. It’s a home...
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10 Things I Wish Old Jim Could Teach Young Jim

A wise old man once told me, “Experience is the best teacher, but it doesn’t have to be your   experiences that you learn from.” Every person I know who is successful has learned from a lifetime of mistakes—theirs as well as the mistakes...
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Merry Christmas 2016

2016 has been the best year ever in both Jim Wideman Ministries and also in our family! We hope this Christmas you experience the love and hope that only Jesus gives to His followers. I want to thank you for allowing us to serve...
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We Said No To Ho, Ho, Ho

Back in November of 1978, Julie and I began our lives together. It was a wonderful day, all the the kids in our children’s church were so excited about attending our wedding. I’ll never forget one little fellow name Zack asked us if he...
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Family Ministry Starts At Home

I love working with kids and families of all the things I could have spent my life doing this is truly an honor. But even greater than this has been the wonderful privilege of being Julie’s husband, Yancy & Whitney’s Dad, and Sparrow Rocket’s...
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The Orange Tour Is Coming Fall 2016

Will what happens in your church THIS SUNDAY matter in someone’s life ON MONDAY?

At Orange Tour you’ll discover how to:

  • Design a strategic experience each Sunday.
  • Reach families who don’t show up this Sunday.
  • Craft a message that lasts far beyond Sunday.
  • Help small group leaders stay connected to kids after...
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Learning From Our Mistakes

In my book Tweetable Leadership one of my favorite tweets is" Experience is the best teacher but it's doesn't have to be your experiences that you learn from." This is true but so is this one..."Don't make the same mistake twice, there are enough...

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theClub Has Changed With The Times

In 1995 I started a podcast before podcasts were cool.  I had been a member of John Maxwell's Maximum Impact Club for a few years when I started realizing most people in Children's Ministry didn't know much about leadership. It was not mentioned at...

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My New Book!

I am so excited to announce that I have a brand new book that will begin shipping, October 1st, 2015 entitled TWEETABLE LEADERSHIP. I'll be honest with you this is the book I wish I could have released first. It's jamed packed with over...

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August 20 is another one of my favorite days

Four years, one month and four days after Yancy was born, God blessed us with another wonderful gift from Him... another beautiful baby girl. On August 20, 1984 I heard the same three words from a different doctor that I heard from the last...

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Thankful For Freedom

As I get ready to celebrate America's Birthday this weekend I can't help but stop and say thanks to the countless men and woman who fought and paid for the freedoms we have as Americans. When I was younger I thought there really was...

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3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started

I had no ideal in 1977 when I said yes to my Pastor to covering Children’s Church for a Sunday that 38 years later I’d be writing this blog post. I also had no idea what God had in store for me. I’m thankful...

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