Becoming a Mentor

“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
 

Read through the definition, expectations and outcomes of the mentoring ministry. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer mentor, click here to apply.

Read the Mentor e-Book Mentor Application  (Sample Application)

Mentor Connections Training

Mentor Relationships Information Session
Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 6:00 PM | Wilson Hall D
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This session will provide an overview of the Mentor Relationships ministry for BBC members who are interested in serving as BBC Mentors. The first session provides an overview of the Mentor Relationships ministry and information that will assist the BBC member in determining whether to pursue the Mentor training. The first session will also cover the Mentor Relationships agreement, guidelines for reporting mentoring relationships to the Mentor Relationships ministry, and a high-level overview of the core competencies of mentoring. The BBC member will then choose a Mentor Connections training for the remaining three sessions. Each training will take a deep dive into the competencies of mentoring.

  • Mentor Connections – Option 1 (training for Mentors)
    Tuesdays | February 20 – March 6, 2018 | 6:00 PM | Room 2126A | REGISTER
    Prerequisite: Mentor Relationships Information Session
  • Mentor Connections – Option 2 (training for Mentors)
    Wednesdays | February 21 – March 7, 2018 | 6:00 PM | Room 1150A | REGISTER
    Prerequisite: Mentor Relationships Information Session

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.

Should I Become a Mentor?

Read this free e-Book to determine if mentoring is right for you.

Should I Mentor?