When asked to become a catechist, many people hesitate. “Me? A Catechist?” That hesitation is based on many things. Below are some common reasons that people hesitate to become a catechist. What I really wanted to do is write a response to each reason but I’m in a bit of a time crunch to get a lot of work done before I begin vacation tomorrow, SO, I’m hoping that y’all can pitch in and send comments that respond to these hesitations. While on vacation, I won’t be adding any of my own posts but I will post comments sent in. Likewise, if you’re considering becoming a catechist but are experiencing some hesitation, send in your comments…especially if you have a reason that I’ve not included.
“I’m hesitant to become a catechist because…”
- I don’t know if I can handle a group of kids
- I’m not sure that I have anything to share
- I’m not sure that I know just what the Church teaches
- I’m afraid I’ll say something wrong
- I don’t know if I’ll be able to answer kids’ questions
- I’m not that holy…I’m just a regular person
- I don’t know if I have the time
- I don’t have any formal training to teach
- I don’t know if kids will like me
- I’ve never taught before
These are just some reasons. Are there others? How would you respond to any of the above?