Below is a list of FAQ's regarding our Men's Mentoring program. Just click on the each question for answer.
Teaching - To instruct, inform, and communicate information and knowledge
Coaching - A thought-provoking and creative process that inspires a person to maximize their potential.
Mentoring - A dynamic and intentional relationship of trust in which one person spurs another by sharing their God-given experience and resources. Essentially, mentoring is a combination of teaching and coaching through the lens of personal experience and spiritual wisdom.
Everyone will benefit from having a mentor who will help them walk through life's difficulties. Similarly, being a mentor will also be a rewarding and growth-inspiring experience.
Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet at regular intervals. Weekly is recommended; however, the interval is up to the mentor and mentee and what will fit with life's demands on their time.
Most importantly, to be a good listener utilizing active listening skills. Effective mentors understand that living is about giving, that mentoring is a ministry that requires perseverance, they should be willing to open their world to their mentees, to help mentees find their passion, to be comforters who share the load, that help turn personal values into practice, that model character, that affirm the value of Christian spirituality and that recognize that mentoring plus reproduction (turning mentees into future mentors) will result in a legacy of discipling.
This is highly dependent upon the mentor and mentee. The relationship can be from several months to a lifetime. We would expect the shortest period to be no less than six months and would be dependent upon the frequency of meetings. A mentor and mentee may agree to stop their regularly scheduled meetings, but may still reach out to one another on occasion for additional support which may occur many years in the future.
The importance of prayer and study of the Word. When specific life issues arise, turning to scripture or to prayer for answers will be the norm. The mentor may share life's experiences with problems and opportunities. Specific scripture study lessons or topical studies will be determined jointly by the mentor and mentee in an effort to answer questions or enhance understanding of the Word.
The Men's Mentoring Council will review the applications from the mentee - in confidence - and then prayerfully determine a mentor match. The mentee and mentor are notified and they are encouraged to meet. There may be more than one meeting prior to determination that a match will develop into a relationship.
A closer walk with Christ and a greater dependence upon Him for all aspects of life. A deeper understanding that God always brings transformation through His Word and through prayer, people and circumstances. Strengthened direction towards more meaningful relationships with others - at home, work, church and community. Enlightened awareness of who one is and is becoming in Christ.