This ‘How-To’ guide workshop will take you through the process of setting up and running a mentoring network, as well as equipping you with the ‘tools’ to mentor children and young people.
Mentoring is… ‘A dynamic, intentional, voluntary relationship of trust in which one person enables another person to maximise the grace of God within their lives and develop their potential in the service of God’s kingdom purposes’
What is Mentoring?: A Definition
What is a Mentoring Network?
The 5 Steps to setting up a Mentoring Network
Pray and Think/Plan
Identify and appoint a mentoring coordinator
Communicate and Involve the whole church
Train and Resource your mentors
Review and Revise
How to identify possible mentors?
Debunking the myths that prevent possible mentors from taking part
How to Find and Recruit Mentors?
How to Equip Mentors?
Exploring the framework for a mentoring relationship
Connecting with mentee
Clarifying the purpose of the mentoring relationship
Engaging the mentee
Exploring a model of a mentoring session
Using questions well
How to develop Active Listening skills
Exploring Sense making and setting goals for the mentee
Evaluating – how’s it going?
Adjusting – adjusting the relationship if needed, or finishing the mentoring relationship if the purpose has been met
Using the Bible and Prayer within the mentoring relationship
The Swedish Bible Study method
How to create a Mentoring Policy
Some Do’s and Don'ts of mentoring