How God can use You to Shape Others
Many believers have not experienced a stable home life growing up. Even those that have need additional ‘significant others’ to help them. Like the church in Corinth many do not have fathers in the faith: few Mum, Dad, Uncle and Aunt figures (1st Corinthians 4:15).
Even if they can’t put their finger on it or think they don’t need it many young people are missing something: personal investment in their lives by those who are older and more experienced. The need for mentors is greater than ever.
Mentoring Ministry: How God Can Use You to Shape Others
I’m particularly excited about this writing project, the first draft of which is currently being read by several people interested in helping shape the book. It pulls together much of what I’ve tried to do and teach in my own life. If you’d like to know when the book is out please sign up for my author newsletter.
Here’s what’s inside.
PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS
Origins and some definitions
Why do we see so little of it in the West?
Mentoring in the Bible
Some types of mentors to consider
PART TWO: TIME TO REFLECT
Who mentored you?
Inspiration, pain and calling
Pulling it all together
PART THREE: NON-NEGOTIABLES
Five essential connectors
PART FOUR: PRACTICAL ADVICE
How to find someone to mentor
Communication, listening and asking questions
Mentoring adolescents and young adults
Some differences between Generation Y and Generation Z
Good mentoring, bad mentoring
PART FIVE: CONCLUSION AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Lead a seminar based on this book
Barnabas – a superb mentor