Mentor

Read through the definition, expectations and outcomes of the mentoring ministry. If you are interested in being mentored or becoming a volunteer mentor, there are applications at the bottom of this page.

“Mentoring in the classical sense is an intentional mutually demanding and meaningful relationship between two individuals, a young person and an older person, wiser figure who assists the younger person in learning the ways of life.”

—Sharon Daloz Parks

Definition 

The mentor establishes a relationship with another person that makes available and holds accountable for certain specific information, skills, networks and their application throughout his or her spiritual journey. The end result of this relationship is an apprenticeship that points the mentee to Christ and spiritual practices that promote Christ-likeness.

Expectations

  • An integral element of a mentor relationship is the importance of the information, experience and wisdom the mentor has to share with the mentee.
  • The exchange value from mentor is generally experienced through an older-to-younger relationship.
  • The more experienced person providing for the inexperienced person.
  • The phrase “dust of the rabbi” characterizes the closeness of the mentee to the mentor.

Outcomes

  • Confidence from specific information applied to specific situations.
  • Acquiring basics that protects and nourishes new spiritual growth.
  • Submission to accountability which promotes a lasting foundation to the Christian life.
  • Encouragement derived from solid foundation
  • Enhanced spiritual growth.

How do you know you need a mentor?

You want to...

  • Close the gap in understanding and applying Scripture.
  • Develop an intentional plan for growing in Christ-likeness.
  • Activate and fire up your prayer life.
  • Discover God's presence in your life.
  • Develop a viable spiritual discipline or practice.
  • Appreciate and accept accountability.

Action Steps

Apply to Become a Mentor Apply to be Mentored

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