Dilemma you may ask? Well, possibly. Commitment is one of those words that can have an aura of entrapment aligned to it. So the story goes, last night after Wed. night Bible study one of the directors asked my wife about ongoing participation in the congregation. My wife being the laid back and honest person she is said, Sure, whatever you need." Then that very same director asked about how i would feel about a six month commitment to their congregation. I feel my feet searching for the brake pedal........ As it goes, I helped this congregation purchase their new sound system for their new location which is in the community center on Sunday mornings and Bible study on Wednesday. The sound system had to be ultra portable and still function with clarity. My biggest pet peeve is listening to garbage audio because they made a wrong sound system decision. Anyway, I'm supposed to have dinner tonight with the pastor's son who is 30 years my junior and discuss my 6 month commitment. I only wanted to help them get rolling in their new digs and hold their hand for a few weeks and then see where that leads. However, the people are very nice, and it's smack dab in the heart of town where I take my granddaughters to cheerleading and T ball and concerts. I have extensive experience in live broadcast ministry and corporate production. Far reaching from what this small, beautiful congregation is used to. I really want to decline the offer, or should I more appropriately say, make a counter offer. My counter offer would be for them to give me a years commitment and I could bolster their production and make them broadcast ready if that's the direction they want to go in. Otherwise I feel my talents would be utilized elsewhere where the church has that vision for themselves. I just have this feeling that as soon as I commit to them, someone else is going to need my assistance and I will have to decline. Sad. What's a brother to do?