Mentoring

Mentoring

From “Spiritual Disciplines Handbook” by Calhoun

Definition: Mentoring is a relational experiences in which one person empowers another by sharing his or her life, experience and God-given resources. A mentor nurtures an apprentice’s personal development, faith, and skill.

Scriptures

Acts 9:26-28 When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessl y in the name of Jesus. NIV

Acts 9:26-28 When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus.   NIV

Titus 2:3-5 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4 Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.  NIV

Describe Bible Characters that had a mentoring type of relationship

Reflection Questions

  1. Reflect on the kind of person you want to be at age thirty, at fifty, at eighty.
  2. Who do you know now that is an example of where you want to head?
  3. How has the presence of someone in your life enabled you to do something or become someone you could never have on your own?
  4. How does being competitive affect your ability to mentor others?
  5. When have you empowered another person to succeed, grow, or develop?

 

Spiritual Exercises

  1. Think back over your life. Write down the names of people who have believed in you.  What happened because they believed in you?
  2. Think over your life now.  Write down the names of people within your sphere of influence that you might be able to help, encourage, or support.
  3. Where do you feel stuck spiritually? Who could help you?  How could they help? Ask tomorrow!
  4. If you’re an older couple what younger couple might need mentoring?

 

Faith Centered Mentoring

Long Island Youth Mentoring

Ideas for Mentoring Couples

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