What happens when you combine:
· A mentor and coach who for more than thirty-five years has successfully trained hundreds of thousands of local churches’ children’s and youth leaders;
· Twelve kidmin leaders from various denominational backgrounds, a range of leadership levels, and a variety of life experiences;
· Two years of an intense iron-sharpening-iron program which included more than twenty mentoring phone calls, four retreats, and countless hours on a private forum at cmconnect.org?
That’s simple—this book!
Kidmin Leadership focuses on the top-twenty principles all leaders need to know. This book compiles the experiences of a select group of kidmin ministers who have dedicated a substantial amount of time to being mentored by renowned kidmin minister and leadership coach Jim Wideman. Topics include: knowing God’s will, self-leadership, priorities, thinking in steps, how to do what you don’t want to do, visioneering, team building, caring for others, and much, much more. Kidmin Leadership brings together more than a dozen voices who all write from the same heart. It’s a leadership resource you don’t want to do ministry without.
Here’s what others have said about Kidmin Leadership:“Even beyond the words and messages in this book, the very idea behind this project is significantly pow erful. Jim Wideman’s books and talks have profoundly influenced kidmin. In these pages, you’ll read timeless principles he teaches that have been put into practice with much success. This book should give any kidmin leader great hope that if they put these things into practice, they’ll see success as well.”
–Kenny Conley Next Generation Pastor| Gateway Community Church| Austin, TX| www.childrensministryonline.com
“There are lots of leadership books out there, but when I come across one that is written by kids’ pastors for kids’ pastors, it gets my attention. I love the fact that this book is not full of theories; it is full of actual experience founded in biblical truth. Every chapter provides a different perspective that cumulates in one voice calling children’s pastors and church leaders alike to up their game and lead; because what we do is eternal, and the Gospel demands it.”
–Sam Luce Children’s Pastor| Redeemer Church| Utica, NY|
“A book written for leaders by leaders, but not just any leaders—these are ones worth listening to. This is an incredible resource that will save young kidmin leaders like myself time, energy, and pain.”
–Dustin Nickerson Children’s Ministry Director| Mars Hill Church Bellevue| Bellevue, WA| www.dustinnickerson.com