Hi, I'm Jeff. I'm a sucker.
You know me.... I'm the guy who last year volunteered to help our church set up their computer so it could broadcast Powerpoint slides of the song lyrics on the big screen up front. "No problem!"
I'm the same guy who last month said, "Sure, I can help you set that up to play DVDs for your 8-week Confirmation program. No problem."
And - I'm also the same guy who caved last week when he looked into the puppy dog eyes of our Confirmation coordinators as they said...
"Jeff, we would really be more comfortable if you could help set this up every week. Do you think that would be possible? Oh, and we are desperately short of small-group facilitators. Is there any chance you could lead one of the groups of 9th grade boys through their weekly 45 minute discussion periods - you know, as long as you're going to be here and all?"
"Um... sure... uh... no problem?"
And last night I did that very thing.
However, now instead of just being a sucker, I have also become a dentist.
Because getting eight 9th-grade boys to talk about their faith for 45 minutes requires some serious teeth pulling skills.