JOURNEY TO MENTORING
publishing date: january 2024
THESIS: AS YOU FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF GUIDEPOSTS IN THE JOURNEY TO MENTORING YOU WILL IMPROVE YOUR ABILITY TO MENTOR OTHERS. THESE GUIDEPOSTS ARE PRINCIPLES WHICH AS YOU ENCORPORATE AND DEVELOP THEM IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE WILL INFLUENCE YOU AND ADD VALUE TO THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU ESPECIALLY THOSE YOU MENTOR.
GUIDEPOST # 1: CONNECTING
MENTORS MOVE FROM COMMUNICATING TO CONNECTING BUILDING RAPPORT
GUIDEPOST #2: COME ALONGSIDE
MENTORS MAKE YOU AWARE YOU ARE NOT ALONE
GUIDEPOST #3: CONCENTRATE ON LISTENING
MENTORS LISTEN TO UNDERSTAND YOU
GUIDEPOST #4: COLLABORATE
MENTORS INSPIRE CREATIVITY
GUIDEPOST #5: EN COURAGE
MENTORS ARE DEALERS OF HOPE.
GUIDEPOST #6: CLARITY/CONFIDENCE
MENTORS BRING AWARENESS - KEEP YOU IN THE ADVENTURE
GUIDEPOST #7: CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK
MENTORS SHARE ACTIONABLE FEEDBACK WITH CANDOR AND CARE
GUIDEPOST #8: CLEAR A PERSONAL PATH FORWARD
MENTORS EMPOWERS YOU TO SEE AHEAD
GUIDEPOST #9: CREATE FUTURE THINKING
MENTORS INSPIRE FUTURE THINKING - VISION/STRATEGY
GUIDEPOST #10: COURSE ADJUSTMENTS
MENTORS HELP NAVIGATE LIFE AND MINISTRY
GUIDEPOST #11: RE CHARGE
MENTOR’S PLUG YOU IN TO WHAT ENERGIZES YOU
GUIDEPOST #12: COMPLETE
MENTOR’S BELIEVE IN YOU AND EQUIPS YOU TOWARD GREATER POTENTIAL
GUIDEPOST #13: CELEBRATE MILESTONES
MENTOR’S ACKNOWLEDGES YOUR WIN AND MOVES YOU ON TO THE NEXT ONE.
MENTORING IS A NOUN AND A VERB.
IT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE AND SOMETHING YOU DO.
Proverbs 27:17 ESV,
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
2 Timothy 2:2 ESV,
And what you have heard from me in the presence of many wit-nesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
MISSION/VALUES THE MENTOR
COME ALONGSIDE PASTORS TO NAVIGATE OBSTACLES AND MANEUVER THE MAZE OF MINISTRY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THEIR CALLING..
Proverbs 10:9 ESV, Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out. Where am I in alignment with God’s word?
Where is there misalignment? How will I bring alignment back?
VALUE PEOPLE -
VALUE PEOPLE IE MAKING A DIFFERENCE helping them to make a difference
Building Trusting Relationships in the Mentoring Process.
Who will I add value to today?
PRESENCE OF GOD -
R. T. Kendall writes, “I have discerned by trial and error that the more conscious I am of God’s presence the more I feel like being myself. The less conscious I am of His presence the more I feel the need to prove myself. But the more I am myself the greater my liberty.”1 Become a person of presence by cultivating the presence of God in your life. People will not only see the difference, they will feel the difference in you. His presence transforms. Psalm 16:11 reminds you that in His presence “there is fullness of joy.” Pray for and with those you are mentoring. Have I connected with God today?
YOUR CALLING -
You work a job, you build a career,
but a calling is bigger than you, it is from God. Am I living and growing in my calling?
As I grow I can help others to grow also!
Paul to Timothy, 1 Timothy 4:7, Train yourself for godliness.
Where do you need to grow personally? Where are you growing today? In what areas do you need to grow?
1 R. T. Kendall, The Anointing (Thomas Nelson, 1998) [Kindle Locations 717-719].