Let me explain.
We recently got a new interim minister at our church. Every Sunday for the last year or so, after the service, Ben would get the candle lighters and go up to pretend to light the candles. We would go up with him and keep him from smacking someone in the head with it. But we did not think he was ready to light candles on his own.
So one Sunday after church our minister said to me "I noticed that Ben is interested in lighting the candles. Can we put him in the Acolyte rotation?" I said "Pastor, you do realize that our last church burned down? I don't think I am ready to be responsible should that happen again". She laughed and said let's give it a try. So we planned to add him to the rotation and send someone up with him just in case things did not go as planned.
The next week, it just happened that there were no other kids in church. Here is the result. You decided for yourself if he was successful or not. One thing I know for sure is, he was one happy and proud little acolyte that day. It was a win in my book!