"Those who have received from God the gift of faith in Christ, through the Church, should be admitted with liturgical rites to the catechumenate which is not a mere exposition of dogmatic truths and norms of morality, but a period of formation in the whole Christian life, an apprenticeship of sufficient duration, during which the disciples will be joined to Christ their teacher (Ad Gentes 14)."
At the NPM convention, I posited that we might rework this paragraph when looking at the apprenticeship model for Church musicians. It could look something like this:
Those who have received from God the gift of musicianship, through the Church, should be admitted to an apprenticeship for pastoral musicians, which is not a mere exposition of music theory, pedagogy, or performance, but a period of formation in the whole of pastoral musicianship, an apprenticeship of sufficient duration during which the musician is formed into a faith-filled and truly pastoral musician.
If you have a story of how you have apprenticed someone in ministry, feel free to share that here.