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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

  • Building Rapport

  • 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

  • Case studies

  • 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