Some vocations are highly aware of the need for one-on-one investment. Plumbers, teachers, electricians, and all sorts of craftsmen go through a period of apprenticeship before applying their trade. But many in ministry are turned loose with a degree or diploma to take on one of the most leadership intensive positions in our culture. It’s as if we ignore the vivid pictures of mentoring in our heritage. Jethro and Moses, Elijah and Elisha, Jesus and the 12, Paul and Timothy.
There are few things I enjoy more than walking with pastors and leaders talking about who they are, what they are passionate about, where they are experiencing challenges, and what they are trying to accomplish. I do this literally on trails and sidewalks but also virtually via Skype and FaceTime.
Currently you can receive personal mentoring in two different ways:
Personal Mentoring – Each mentoring relationship is personalized and unique but all will include; regular e-mails, weekly conversations, and developing a plan for your ongoing spiritual formation and ministry.
Group Mentoring – The “Colleague Cohort” above briefly explains the content and delivery. You may form your own cohort or request to be placed in one.