Co-op or Not?
Last night I attended a Home school Co-op meeting in town, because I'll be teaching my oldest son for Kindergarten this year. Several parents get together during the school year and offer their gifts and talents to the other families in the co-op and teach mini-classes once a week. You can imagine how vast the offerings might be from year to year. As I sat there reading through a list of sample classes, I couldn't think of any one thing that I excel in and could offer to teach to others. Some of these classes include: pottery, scrap booking, music, painting, auto mechanics, wood working, science, calligraphy, cake decorating, P.E., etc. I taught elementary school for several years, but that, by no means, is artsy and creative.
I have lots of interests and I piddle around here and there, but I guess I never stuck with anything long enough to have become really good it. Sorry, Mom, about the piano lessons, and the tap dance lessons, and the ballet lessons. :)
I believe God endows all of His children with special talents and abilities. I don't deny that He's given me specific gifts that I enjoy using for Him and sharing with others. But I wonder if I have been a good steward in cultivating these talents, and could I possibly teach a class on any of them? Hmmm...I'll have to think about this. I'd hate to join a co-op and not be able to participate!