If anyone comes to me and does not hate their father, mother, wife, children, brothers, or sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:26-27 (NIV).
Gender – males and females may apply
Nationality – all welcomed
Age limit – none
Hours – 168 per week
Pay – $0
Experience – not required, but toughness and resiliency helpful
Retirement benefits – out of this world
Work conditions – expect hassles, discrimination, put-downs, and even persecution
Expectations – mostly give and no take
Benefits – no breaks, no vacations and no sick leave
Promotion – one at the end of your life
Applicants must be willing to sacrifice everything, study long, pray hard, labour unceasingly, and be willing to be called a “fool” for Christ’s sake. The job is not easy. You will sometimes work alone, but you’ll never be alone. People in this line of work are in the minority. Applicants must be willing to share their testimony in crowds that are both sympathetic and antagonistic, both understanding and prejudiced. Applicants must realize that identification with our organization makes them unpopular with the majority. Applicants must be prepared to live anywhere on earth. All applicants are required to understand before they sign up that they must relinquish all rights, legal or otherwise to all personal property such as cars, houses, real estate, money, recreational vehicles, stocks and shares, inheritances … in fact everything. Applicants are urged to consider strongly their decision to come on board since our policy is that there is no getting out once in! “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the Kingdom of God.” Though this position is hazardous, there are great rewards and satisfaction to being a disciple. We believe that “in due season we shall reap if we don’t faint.” Those interested may apply at the foot of the cross.