Monday, January 25, 2016

Mentoring 101

  • Why?
    • Our Lent mentoring series exists to give kids one more adult in their lives that they can talk to, trust, and by whom to be guided in their faith journey.  In the words of Hebrews 12:1, to add to kids’ “cloud of witnesses.”
    • Mentoring is how we choose to be intentional about the more reflective season of Lent while maintaining our focus on relational ministry.
  • Who?
    • AAA adults! 
      • Authentic – Be yourself.
      • Available – Outside of church if able, but with appropriate boundaries.
      • Affirming – Be a voice of encouragement & support.
  • What?
    • One-to-one mentoring conversations.  These will focus on relationship-building and the Lenten series theme. You will be given a discussion guide each week.
    • This Lent our theme is “Thin Places”.  Ash Wednesday will be a traditional service, and then we’ll spend the next five weeks hearing stories of “God moments”.
    • All Mentors need to read our Child Safety manual & have a current background check.  If you have not been background checked please grab a form to fill out this morning.
      • Background checks are good for three years. 
    • All mentors are mandatory reporters.  If your mentee tells you something that you think is reportable (danger to themself, others, in danger of being harmed, etc.) you must report it to Brent).   
  • Where?
    • Always meet at Prince of Peace. 
    • Wednesday nights, check-in in the CLC.
  • When?
    • Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10 – Wednesday, Mar. 16. 6:30-7:45pm
    • We ask all mentors and mentees to meet on Wednesdays from 6:30-7 and then attend worship together at 7pm.
    • Make-up sessions can be done Sunday mornings, Wednesdays before 6:30pm, or before Holy Week services.

For information:

  1. – Visit each Mon./Tue. as weekly discussion guides will be posted here.
  2. Brent:  763-560-8958, & Please send me an email me so I can get a hold of you if needed.

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