Hebrews 5:12-14 "For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil."
In the profession of public safety, any new recruit is brought through an orientation process to help them become familiar to department policies and procedures and if fresh out of school, to help him or her to develop the skills they have learned in their training prior to employment.
During orientation, the recruit is assigned to a Field Training Officer (F.T.O.). The F.T.O. is an individual practicing at the level of the recruit but preparing for promotion. The F.T.O. is selected by the Chief or a delegated officer because of the number of years on the department, proficient demonstration of his or her knowledge of the department policies and procedures as well as the skills required to fulfill his or her scope of practice. Many men and women on the department do not fulfill the position of training others due to incompetency (lack of growth), mediocrity (place the responsibility on someone else, fear (not trusting in their ability or failing), not being available (greater desire to serve themselves), apathy (don't care), or complacency (pride).
In the Kingdom, every believer is given the responsibility to be an F.T.O. Are you tenured? Are you competent? Are you available? Do you care to be responsible to the Chief and the recruit? Do you think your above such a position?
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