Christian Mentoring is a one-on-one relational experience in which one person empowers another person by investing their God-given wisdom and resources. You might be asking the question, what can I gain by being mentored?
We believe everyone has something to gain when choosing to connect with a mentor who has been through the trenches of life we have yet to encounter. When we open ourselves up to being a disciple (or learner) and invite someone to walk alongside of us and speak into our lives, we get to benefit from one who has traveled the road before us. We gain wisdom, insight, and a fresh perspective on our lives, as well as a spiritual ally who encourages, prays, and urges us on in our journey with Christ.
Our pride may tell us we can journey alone. Our hearts may tell us to it is too scary to open ourselves up to a mentor. Our minds might try to convince us that no one will understand what we are facing. Let us assure you, God is able to work powerfully in your life when you take a risk and believe there is much to gain in being mentored.
You can take the first step today by downloading and completing the Mentoring Questionnaire. This will help us begin the process of connecting you with a mentor. Men, email your completed questionnaire to Michael Blackman, Men’s Mentoring Team Leader. Women, you can email your completed questionnaire to Julie Lynch, Women’s Mentoring Team Leader. Click here for more information on women's mentoring.
Additional information on our mentoring materials and curriculum, Mentoring His Way: Disciple Twelve, can be found at christianmentorsnetwork.org . If you are already a mentor, download Mentor/Discipler FAQ for guidance on common issues involved with mentoring.