Believers are responsible to lead others in their Christian walk. However, churches have tended to rely on curriculum and classes without adding the one-to-one help most people need to actually apply what is taught to their lives. Small groups are excellent when properly conducted. But personal mentoring or coaching rounds out the support needed.
This course will give you confidence that you have something to offer for others who are not as far along the road as yourself. It will teach you how to ask instructive questions and help your mentee formulate personal answers.
This course gives you flexible tools so that you can lead others one at a time to a better life. The course includes a library of exercises for you to use with your mentees. The resources are like a grocery store of food items where you pick what you need to create your own recipe. You will learn how to use the materials with your mentee when you as the mentor find the right time. This will make your coaching/mentoring unique with each person you help.
This lecture gives you a broad framework of how this course is best taken and how it relates to the way Jesus mentored people.
To be a good coach/mentor from a Christian perspective you must be a person of character. This lecture gives you some elements to factor in to your self evaluation.
The key to long term church coaching.
You can't work with everyone so you need to know how to select carefully.
The basic characteristics you are looking for in a Mentee.
Assessing the people you might consider as Mentees is a very important step at the beginning.
How to choose the right person to mentor for maximum productivity.
Gary is variously known as a Ministry Imagineer / Engineer, a Life Coach, a Pastor, a Church Starting Specialist, a Church Health Consultant, a Writer and Publisher. In all those roles people often comment on his abiding passion for ministry. Those are some of his various vocational dimensions but he is also a husband to Wendy, father and grandfather. Gary's ministry life now spans over four decades. And he still stays fresh and more energized than many who are just starting!