Interview: Why Your Church Needs Group Mentoring

Why Your Church Needs Group Mentoring photo_RTDN 1I’m so excited to share a recent interview I did with Christianity Today’s BuildingChurchLeaders website!

How did you end up starting a mentoring ministry?

I was mentored by a woman in college. I went to the Naval Academy, where mentoring is a built-in component of leadership. There was an expectation for the sophomores to mentor freshmen, the juniors to mentor the sophomores and freshmen, and so on. As I was being mentored, I was also connecting with other young Christian women who were either new to the faith or didn’t have a faith community. When I did a Bible study with a woman who was discipling me, she would often give me her notes and we would review them in the time that we spent together, and then I would take those notes and do the same study with the girls who lived in my dormitory. That’s what started it all.

Then, a few years ago, I was leading the women’s small groups in my church. I saw that women were thirsty. They wanted more from God and more from the church. They didn’t mind being challenged. That was the foundation of the mentoring ministry.

Continue Reading at BuildingChurchLeaders.

 

Other Mentoring Resources:

Mentoring New Leaders Practical Ministry Skills Bundle. Available for Purchase. Includes my articles “Who Wants Mentoring?” and “Mentoring and Multiplying.”

The Heart of a Mentor by Chris Armstrong. Free download.

 

 

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