And Uncle Pat was saying he should assess his effectiveness in teaching in that case, even though he had the heart to serve, and etc
I know I'm not putting this across very well but oh well
I think we might have over exaggerated the situation a little, because although he gets bullied by the kids it's in a good way and he still gets his lessons across in the end. It's just that the kids know they can be noisier and rowdier in his class and ask him for more sweets. With the young kids it's fine, but I don't think he can handle the older kids well.
Anyway the whole point of me typing this is because I starting thinking that this kind of mindset is exactly why not a lot of people are stepping up and serving in the children's ministry. And actually for all the other ministries too. Shouldn't we be glad for the people that are willing to serve, even though they might not be very good?
Not to say Uncle Pat doesn't appreciate Uncle Tek Bee, but his tone was kinda harsh to me.
Like when we were Sec 4 and saying how Uncle Nelson was kinda draggy and naggy at times and during church camp when Uncle Kim Yew's worship slides weren't in the same powerpoint presentation and when his songs didn't flow.
Obviously things can be improved, and constructive feedback should be given, but the attitude towards these people should be positive.
But for us kids who see things pretty clearly, it's difficult to give feedback...
Everyone always says just serve and God will give you the skills to cope etc, but then people really do it and when they don't measure up to expectations the grumbling starts. And they don't even bother offering advice to said person.
And in the first place we don't have enough people serving...
I've yet to figure out a way to do this to adults subtly without them realising. It'll be a very useful skill haha
I've made up my mind not to think that James isn't ready to lead a teen SG. Because even if he can't I'll help him and next time he'll be the one helping the younger kiddos.
I'm loving this positivity hurhur. Wanna spread this to jaded adults