“Can you find babysitters for the women’s event on Saturday?”
“Will you organize the Wednesday night meal in two weeks?”
“Are you open to teaching pre-school Sunday school next fall?”
“Will you head up our trip to Minneapolis for the next National Youth Gathering?”
Life in the church is filled with requests like the ones listed above. Whether you are working in a congregation or volunteering in your local parish, not a week goes by without inquiries from staff, congregational members, and people in the community. Some of those requests sound very appealing and inspire you to a quick response of yes. Some, however, are requests you feel less inclined to accept.