Jim Wideman

Jim Wideman

Jim is considered an innovator, a pioneer and one of the fathers of the modern family ministry movement. He is a speaker, teacher, and author, with over 40 years of experience in the local church. Jim is also an Orange Thinker and is helping to lead “NextGen Staff Solutions” by staffing the church with those who influence kids and teenagers. Jim and his amazing wife, Julie, have two daughters, and two grandsons (one here and one on the way.)

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Don’t Let Your Church Miss Seasonal Opportunities

Where did this year go? It seems like yesterday we were talking about starting this year off with a bang and here we are in the last quarter. I want to finish the year strong and to accomplish all that I need to, to make sure I don’t miss the opportunities ahead that October, November, and December bring. I worked for a pastor that used to tell the staff that if you miss seasonal opportunities, you’ll have to work…

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Controlling Crazy

Life can get wild and ministry can get crazy. When you don’t think things can get any busier, they can and they do. Often, busy is a relative term. What one person calls busy is not busy to another. The fact is no matter how you define busy it causes you to be deal with pressure. Pressure can cause you to grow, or it can also expose weakness in your abilities. Either way, pressure…

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