Keys for mentoring ๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ”‘

All of us need someone to walk alongside us. We need to be loved and to love. We need to understand and to be understood. Whether old or young, women or men, from Asia, Africa, Europe, US, Australia or NZ, wealthy or without earthly riches, follower of Jesus, Buddha, Islam or atheist, liberal, Pentecostal, progressive, conservative or evangelical, pastor, large, medium or small church, denominational leader or business leader, we all need mentors. Iโ€™ve seen this for over 20 years. Iโ€™ve had the privilege to walk alongside people with all these backgrounds. And Iโ€™ve seen 6 keys that are able to unlock and guide peopleโ€™s journeys. When using these 6 keys to specific areas, mentoring people is transformative.

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Reflective Questions to Dig Deeper

By Bruce Warwick

Endorsement of a ministering person in Churches of Christ in Queensland requires the completion of a 2 year Personal and Professional Formation Plan which involves a commitment to 3 goals and for these to be reflected in specific plans in 8 different areas.ย  Through the year each ministering person meets several times with a companion who helps them to revisit their stated goals and reflect on how they are going with their commitments in each of the 8 areas.ย 

Companions are encouraged to use questions that will help the conversation to go to a deeper level and invite a visiting of any resistances, struggles, arising issues in each area as well as any new empowerments and freedoms. ย 

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