- Mentoring General Information
- Mentoring Basics (read helpful articles on mentoring)
- Book Discussion (Mentoring 101)
- Your Mentoring Coaches
- Commissioning Service Litany
- Quotes (encouraging words for mentors)
"Even if you feel that you have no special skills to bring to mentoring ..., you need to know this: a real relationship in which someone pays attention and truly cares in the name of Jesus is a very powerful force for good."
(Rick Lewis, Mentoring Matters, p. 28)
"Mentoring is who you are as much as what you do."
(John Maxwell, Mentoring 101, p. 11)
"We live in a culture where having answers is more popular than asking questions. Furthermore, in this media-saturated age we have answers to questions we didn't even know we were asking. In the midst of the onslaught of information around us, the art of asking questions is losing ground. In normal converstation we often forget about questions altogether. We're eager to impart information, opinions and susggestions, but we forget about inquiring minds. But asking questions moves us out of our attempts to have all the answers or to have a better story than the last one told. We show love to someone else by willing to move away from center stage in a conversation and ask a question. The person asking the question allows their friend to be the authority, to tell a story or to just talk about something personally meaningful. Learning to ask good questions - while not easy - changes us and help us focus on others."
(Alice Fryling, Seeking God Together: An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction)