When dh and I were in Bible college, it was customary for ministry teams to go to different churches and sing, play handbells, do drama, etc. It was not uncommon, and sometimes expected even, that one of our "boys" would be asked to teach Sunday School or preach the service. Some of the guys would prepare "just in case" they were asked. They looked forward to it to gain experience. Fast forward 16 years. This Sunday we have a drama team coming from the school from which we graduated. Dh asked if one of the guys could teach Sunday school. This is a simple request, as we are a tiny church and don't expect much from a newbie but maybe a testimony or short lesson. The request was met with a no. The young man asked was "too busy" and didn't have enough time (one week) to prepare. He is due to take finals in one MONTH and needs to study. The drama team also has certain demands: they need a meal after the service, they need certain rooms including bathrooms at certain times for costume changes and make up changes. We're doing our best to be very flexible for what we thought should be a simple service. I'm not sure why they need to have costumes and make-up. This is something new that we didn't do as students. It wasn't necessary to get the message across. For some reason, this isn't sitting well with me, or with dh. I'm especially getting the feeling that this is some grand production instead of sharing in ministry, instead of being meant to minister and reach others. Maybe I'm wrong. I certainly hope so. So, my question is this: Is it unreasonable for a pastor to ask a Bible college student, who is studying for ministry, to teach/share/testify for Sunday school?