Would you take motorcycle classes and then never ride? Would you learn to play an instrument, but then never make music? Or learn to cook but never do it?
It sounds absurd, yet this is exactly the situation in the lives of many Christians. This strange situation is actually built into the programs of many churches.
Instead of helping you step into ministry, using your gifts to bless and serve the world around you, these church programs encourage you to be an attender and inviter.
Your job is to bring your friends. The “real” ministry is left to professionals.
For an apprentice to Jesus, this will never do. You can’t complete your motorcycle education without riding the bike, or become a great guitarist without playing the instrument.
The 6th commitment of an apprentice to Jesus is to enroll in ministry.