NextGen Staff Solutions started as a conversation among friends who like to solve important issues of the church in a better way. These friends all have proven track records of coming up with simple yet powerful solutions to help churches and leaders thrive. Churches kept telling us they wanted great leaders to lead their children’s and student ministries. Each year we connected and trained thousands of next generation leaders. We put our heads together to connect great churches with great leaders who want the same thing, to influence the next generation.
MEET OUR TEAM
Jim Wideman is considered as an innovator, a pioneer and one of the fathers of the modern family ministry movement. He is a speaker, teacher, and author of 14 books. He has over 40 years of experience in the local church building great team and helping pastors. Jim and his amazing wife, Julie, have two daughters, and two grandsons, one here and one on the way.
Matt McKee is an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, pastor, and consultant. He has been involved in launching curriculum, technology companies, and has written 2 books, Be Social: The social media handbook and Parent Chat: The Technology Talk For Every Family. He is married to Jessica and the dad of Patriot and Azlan.
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KIND WORDS FROM HAPPY MEMBERS
In our first meeting at an “Orange” event Jim Wideman said, “I think I know just the man for your church.” Even so, his process of getting to know us through both a church campus visit and interviews with our Next Gen Staff was thorough. Concerned this first candidate Jim presented might be too good to be true, we asked for more resumes. Jim continued the search but refused to offer candidates he didn’t think fit our culture. As it turned out we hired that first candidate he introduced to us. We’ll use Jim and NextGen Staff Solutions whenever we have Next Gen staffing needs.
Brazos Pointe Fellowship
Lake Jackson, TX
We are incredibly thankful for Jim’s assistance during our recent search and for connecting us with a church that embodies the same mission and vision as our family. Hope your ministries continue to flourish. Thanks so much!
Student Pastor, Brazos Point Fellowship
One of the scariest moments I’ve ever experienced in ministry was the day I was starting my vacation, and received a call from my Children’s Pastor saying, “I’m turning-in my 2-weeks notice today, so I’ll be gone when you get back…”. The first call I made (after catching my breath) was to Jim Wideman.
Jim immediately began a process to help us find the right fit for our rapidly growing church. He sent me several candidates, and shepherded me through the process of evaluation. His input, knowledge of ministry, understanding of my needs, and connection to people all across the country were absolutely invaluable. We are forever grateful for his help in replacing a rockstar Children’s Pastor with another equally fantastic leader.
With the help of Jim Wideman, I not only found a great job, but the perfect fit for my family to call a church home. Though several assessments he connected me to a great staff and team where my gifts fit. Connecting with the NextGen Staff Solutions team is the reason the door opened for me to find my dream job in Children’s Ministry.