The Mentoring Ministry at DEC; seeks to connect Jesus followers (with the heart and maturity to mentor others) with others, who desire to be mentored. The goals of this mentoring relationship is that both mentor and mentee; grow in love for God, one another, and others. This spiritual and relational work happens, so that they might grow firm in their faith in Christ and be equipped for ministry.
A biblical mentoring relationship is personal and therefore unique to the individuals. Both mentor and mentree are committed to grow more like Christ together. It is theologically based, intentional, transformational and ultimately reproducible.
“You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” Paul, 2 Timothy 2:1,2
The principle of biblical mentoring is found throughout the Bible. Matthew 28:19,20, Philippians 4:9, 1 Corinthians 11:1 Psalm 145:4 , Proverbs 13:20 ...
· Moses mentored Joshua
· Eli mentored Samuel
· Samuel mentored Saul and David
· Elijah mentored Elisha
· Mordecai mentored Esther
· Jesus mentored the Twelve
· Paul mentored Timothy/Titus and the churches
· Priscilla and Aquila mentored Apollos
And the list goes on. Praise God, that now a couple thousand years later, we are still mentoring others! God is always the One doing the work, but He uses us in the lives of one another to build up His church.
The Mentoring Ministry here at DEC provides support and encouragement to these mentoring relationships. This is primarily done through training events, our mentor handbook, and connections with other mentors. Our training events provide opportunity for questions, as well as real life examples of what the handbook can only describe. We like to say “training brings the handbook to life”.
For more information about becoming a mentor or mentoree, or to hear about our next training event, contact Laurie Burdwood.
Laurie Burdwood firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Mentoring Ministry Classes
September 29 Foundations of Mentoring (What is a mentor)
October 13 Listening well (including listening to the Holy Spirit)
October 20 Asking good questions
October 27 Mentoring alongside families and in busy schedules