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Facilitating Change

By Rick Lewis I am firmly convinced that Christian mentoring necessarily involves helping a person consciously, deliberately and freely move from their present state of affairs to what, in God’s eyes, is a better state of affairs. That, in turn,

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Emotionally Healthy Mentoring – 2018 Training Days

Emotionally Healthy Mentoring 2018 Australian Christian Mentoring Network Training Seminars With Dr Keith Farmer For Information and Bookings follow the links below: SYDNEY Tuesday 24 July,    ADELAIDE Thursday 26 July,    PERTH Tuesday 18 September “Many leaders who come

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Mentoring, Coaching, and Confusion

by Janet Woodlock Ah, the internet! It is a glorious way to find information in seconds that used to involve hours scouring through journals in libraries. (I’ve just outed myself as an old person to all you digital natives out there!)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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