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 conferences, just puppets, magic, juggling, clowning and how to make ballon animals. I realized that there was just one group of kids that we had to work with and three groups of adults. How I work with all four groups determined my success not just how I worked with kids. What three groups of adults are you talking about? Glad you asked, 1. Parents, 2.Workers, 3. The level of leadership above you. So I created a monthly audio leadership resource for Children’s Pastors by a Children’s Pastor. I called it “The Children’s Minister’s Leadership Club.” I started on cassettes, then moved to CD and then moved to digital downloads. Somewhere along the journey I hanged the name to theClub. In 2005 I started giving it away free to Leaders under 30. In the last 21 years I’ve seen thousands of kidmin, stumin, nextgen and even senior pastors be a part of theClub. About a year and a half ago I changed the format to include leaders I’ve been coaching through Infuse to give back. A few months ago I asked some of my infusers if it was time to move to a podcast. So with their help it’s here “theClub Leadership Podcast with Jim Wideman” is officially on iTunes.
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