Mentoring: Tips And Tactics

Facilitate vs Duplicate.  Remember that you are both sharing your life's journey and enhancing your mentoree's journey. If you act more as a resource for knowledge, experience, and personal development, you will avoid the temptation to create another "you", and you will allow the person to develop into the "who" they want to be. Uniqueness is […]

Dear Mentor

By Zac Klinedinst Considering I am a 22-year-old, unlicensed young minister, the idea of me, writing an article on mentoring immediately raises suspicion, as it should. It is obviously true, I know nothing about being a mentor. However, being a 22-year-old, unlicensed young minister I can tell you a great deal about being mentored. The […]

Mentoring: Basic Definitions

Mentoring: A developmental sharing and helping relationship where one person invests time, know-how, and effort in enhancing another person's growth, knowledge, and skills. Responding to critical needs in the life of another person in ways that prepare that person for greater performance, productivity, or achievement in the future.   Mentor: Anyone who has an important, long-lasting, beneficial, […]

Mentoring And Mentorship

Mentorship plays a key role in a person's spiritual growth and development. Your own personal development is a must when preparing for and upon entering into the ministry.  2 Tim. 2:15 states, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” This scripture […]

Building Trust

Trust is a firm belief in the reliability, truthfulness, ability, and strength of someone. Trust building can be a major challenge. Many of us struggle with the idea of trusting others. When someone says, “Trust me,” we tend to think: “Yeah Right!? You’ll have to earn that!”  Other individuals are willing to trust without much prior or concurrent evidence. You should be […]

Asking Someone To Be A Mentor

The first part to getting a mentor is identifying the possibilites. There has to be a certain "match" and an interest on both sides. If there are people around you that you admire or wish you could emulate, that puts them on the list of your candidate mentors! If not, then ask for recommendations. Your […]

Mentoring: Benefits

The benefits of mentoring are many. Here's a short list of 21 benefits. For the Mentor 1. Allows the mentor to "give back" – to both the organization and the mentoree 2. Reminds the mentor how to listen actively rather than passively 3. Encourages the mentor to share knowledge, which helps increase the mentor's sense of […]