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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Mentoring in Groups and Between Peers: Alternatives to the One-to-One Mentoring Model

by Rick Lewis.    Where experienced, competent mentors are hard to find, a group-mentoring model may be attractive. Compared with a one-to-one approach, groups for mentoring among peers have both advantages and disadvantages. Advantages: a greater number of perspectives are available; a greater variety of ideas may be generated; members experience strong accountability due to peer

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Evaluating Your Mentoring

By Sally Jones Regularly evaluating your mentoring can be of great benefit to both those you are mentoring and yourself as a mentor. How often do you take some time out to consider how you are growing as a mentor? What skills might need a bit of polishing, or strengths could you intentionally build on?

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