Jim Wideman | Children's Ministry Leadership Club



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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It’s Just A Phase

Orange Conference 2015 officialy kicked off tonight but for me it really started a few months ago. It started when I received my assignments to teach. This year I have the priviledge of teaching 3 breakouts and doing a live stream interview. I started...

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KidminCoach Is Online!

A wonderful ministry friend Mac Gober told me years ago that “Everybody needs a home!”

KidminCoach is just that… it’s a home for me and it’s a place for those that I coach to learn, grow and give. It’s a home for theClub leadership resource...

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I didn’t see this one coming

When I started in Ministry back in 1975 I really never thought much about the future. I was young and thought I would always be young. I ministered in the now and really until a few years later did I really start see the...

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History Lesson

The other day I was sent a link to The History of Children's Ministry by my friend Dr. Rick Chromey. Rick listed this as a brief history of U.S. children's ministry, since the 1800s. Includes references to Sunday School, VBS, International Network of Children's Ministry, Children's...

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Learning To Rest

If you have listened to me teach at all I'm sure you've heard me say before, "You can learn something new everyday, the key is to want to!" One of the things it's taken me a long time to learn is how to rest....

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The Yeard

I love doing things I've never done before. You've heard me say this for years... "Same actions bring same results!" I have pretty much had facial hair for most of my life I gre my first full beard in 1975 for America's bi-centenial in...

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Live To Serve Is A Wrap

After four cities, four conferences and four weekends together the Live To Serve Conferences are officially a wrap for 2015. This year's conference centered around a new book by Sue Miller and Adam Duckworth entitled "NOT NORMAL" If you haven't picked up your copy...

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Join me at LIVE TO SERVE!

For years I've been a huge believer in local/regional events.

One of the best events I’ve ever been a part of is the "Live to Serve" event happening in four locations this February...

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November Thoughts

You just can’t turn the page on the calendar from October to November without getting in touch with all the many reasons I have to be thankful! I told boys and girls this my whole life if you can be...

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The Best Of Both Worlds

This week I am so blessed that I get to speak at a #Kidmin Conference and sleep in my own bed. I am so blessed to get to do what I do. This year has been one of the most fruitful and effective years...

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What do you want your legacy to be?

legacy |ˈlegəsē|noun (pl. legacies) a thing handed down by a predecessor: 

It's amazing how your priorities change as you get older. I am so honored that Jesus called me to be in the ministry and to serve 6 great pastors and congregations over the last 38 years and...

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Say Yes to Personalize Training

This past weekend I had the priviledge to begin some personalized training with a church that I have been going to help and speak at for 24 years. I have always loved going to this church over the years. The pastors have a real...

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Say YES To Training

I have never been one for putting all my eggs in one basket.  I believe in conferences!  I don't know where I would be as a leader without the impact of conferences in my life and ministry. This past year most of my #kidmin...

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