Children's Ministry Volunteers That Stick - By Jim Wideman. It's tough to recruit volunteers--so hang on to those you've got! You'll keep volunteers longer and make them happier by giving them a volunteer career. Show them how to become leaders as well as volunteers! Jim Wideman is the children's pastor and director of C.E. at Church on the Move in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Wideman's children's ministry program, Kids on the Move, serves kids with more than 75 classes each week and more than 900 volunteers.