‘Passing the Baton’ 2018 Mentoring Seminars with ACMN founder Dr Keith Farmer

Mentoring Christian Leaders for ‘who they are’ so they can ‘stop well to go well’ “Christian leadership in Australia has too often been hampered by emotional exhaustion and burnout. This frequently leads to malaise, poor performance and dropout. But it doesn’t need to be this way.” Dr Keith Farmer has spearheaded an emphasis on mentoring

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Setting Goals in Mentoring

By Rick Lewis   Exercising Caution Around Goal-Setting   Both the process and the outcomes of setting goals in a mentoring context can be powerful. But that does not necessarily mean goal setting is always a good thing.   Some mentorees are what I would call ‘goal-averse’. This is usually a result of having been

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Sub-cultural Themes in Mentoring

By Rick Lewis   I’m not a great fan of pigeon-holing people according to a pre-determined stereotype. Humans are endlessly varied and it’s always a good approach to try to clear one’s mind of preconceptions and listen closely to an individual to discover who they are in all their uniqueness.   Nevertheless, I have to

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Strategies to Prevent Burnout

by Allan Cleanthous If your mentoree who is a Christian leader asked for strategies to prevent burnout, what would you say? Here is one attempt at an answer… In order to avoid or to at least minimize the effects of burnout, I would ensure that I have a good leadership team around me. Such a

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Mentoring Young Adults: Coming to Grips with Maturity

by Rick Lewis Mentoring with young adults will commonly address three major areas: Identity: ‘Who am I?’ Worldview: ‘How does the world work?’ Maturity: ‘What does it mean to be an adult?’   Sometimes questions of maturity are left unaddressed until a person is into their 30s or even their 40s. But when your mentoree

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The Side of the Road

By Monica O’Neil Dark: the colour of my disorientation, the cloudy mood in our car, the sky outside, and my fear of losing our way. I was tired, with a car full of very little people who needed to be in warm beds. My husband and I were driving in unfamiliar Albany, a small country

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Self-Check List for Mentors

By Sally Jones The focus of a good mentoring relationship is always on the formation of the mentoree.  My role as a mentor is to come alongside them and equip and empower them to move towards achieving their goals, and when I do that in a session I aim to give them my undivided attention.

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Voices: Mentoring Training 2017

  How do we journey with our mentorees as they seek to listen and discern the voice of God? Our lives are filled with myriad voices that clamour for attention. Sorting the whispers of the Spirit from the noise of the world is a constant challenge. Everyone is welcome to join us this year for

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Keeping Focus in Mentoring

by Janet Woodlock.  It’’s possible to drift in mentoring relationships. They can become a pleasant catch up, but be relatively ineffective in helping another grow personally, spiritually, and vocationally. Indeed, they can become frustrating sessions, where old issues are re-hashed with little evidence of increasing maturity or responsibility in the mentee. One of the most

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