I checked two boxes on a form to indicate that I was interested in serving in both hospitality and children's ministry. Minutes later, I panicked. I wanted to serve, but wondered: Do I really have the capacity?
What if my kids get sick? Cold symptoms mimic COVID-19. . .
Can my husband take on another morning of solo parenting if I serve for two services?
What if I just want to go to church and leave?
I already volunteer at my kids school and in my community. Church too?
I'm worried that the church today is not making the impact it should . . .
These questions threaten my deep desire to serve and love my neighbors through my local church.
We know our churches need volunteers. But many of us are burnt out and disillusioned. What can we do about it? How can we lessen burdens and better equip our volunteers?