Mentoring is an obedient response to the “if-and-then” demands of training and teaching, which ultimately changes lives. When lives are changed for Biblical righteousness, our relationships are as they should be and God is honored through them.
After reading through the ministry and leadership material on hand, and researching the topic on the internet, I came across a recommendation of Regi Campbell’s book entitled, “Mentor Like Jesus.” I have often thought of Jesus as a lot of things. Not only has he impacted my life, but he is my life. Similar to the obvious situation with my mother, however, I had never really thought of him as a mentor. Wow! At the time his book was published, Regi had “graduated” his eighth group of young men from his personal mentoring ministry, a ministry that has the mentoring relationships between Jesus and his twelve disciples as its foundation.
The esteem of others is secondary only to our desire and responsibility as Christian leaders to glorify God. Glorifying God in this capacity means that we offer him praise, honor, and thanksgiving through the manner in which we lead.