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This is so true to life. New believers often serve before they grow deeply in their relationship with Jesus. I started first teaching the two year olds!
You wove many good elements into this story. I especially liked the insertion of the mentor couple. The stress of ministry responsibilities on newlyweds (and even not-so-newlyweds) can be overwhelming.
Ok, there is SO much IN this piece. As a kids' ministry worker forEVER, I have never understood why we have to beg for volunteers either. That's one true-to-life element in this piece. Then there's the idea of people actually taking the commitment seriously enough to work at it. LOVE that. Finally, you have the personal application kicked in of not overloading oneself with church commitments. Choose, and do what you do well.

If you could find a buddy who's good with punctuation to edit your piece that would make it even better.

I love your message here. Thank you for sharing it.