What is Mentoring?
Simply put mentoring is the chance to “do life” with someone. At any stage in life, we can only benefit by having someone a little further down the path then we are. In mentoring, you get to meet monthly with someone, spending time intentionally talking about the things that matter to you, and wrestling with those challenges we all face:
- What does it mean to follow Jesus?
- How do I read the Bible, what does it look like to pray regularly?
- How do I deal with the people in my life they way God would want me to?
In mentoring, you have someone who can help point out where God is working in your life, when it might be tough for you to see, work together to figure out how to deal with what’s going on in your life, and process how to handle it in a God-pleasing way.
Why should I have a Mentor?
We could all use help figuring out how to bring God into our everyday lives. Here at HOPE we strongly believe that a relationship with a mentor can have an effective and long lasting impact on a person’s life. When the time and energy is invested, mentoring can result in lifelong friendships that provide support, encouragement, guidance, accountability, and deep spiritual growth. They can be a place to bounce ideas off of, grow, work through struggles , celebrate accomplishments with, and be someone in whom we can confide. We also recognize that each individual person is different and each mentoring experience looks different because of this.
That’s why we have three different programs available for anyone from 6th grade through adulthood. Each program has a continually rolling entry time for anyone to join at any time they desire!
An opportunity for students in 6th-12th grades to have a same-gender, non-parent, adult mentor* to connect with and receive both support and encouragement as they grow in their faith. Mentees and mentors commit to a year-long mentoring relationship and are provided with a resource each year to help in the mentoring process. Mentoring 101 costs $30 yearly which covers the cost of materials for you and your mentor. Sign up for Mentoring 101 now!
An opportunity for young adults (college-age through early 20s) to have a same-
gender, non-parent, adult mentor to connect with and receive both support and encouragement as they grow in their faith. Mentees and mentors commit to a year-long mentoring relationship and are provided with a resource each year to help in the mentoring process. Mentoring 201 costs $30 yearly which covers the cost of materials for you and your mentor. Sign up for Mentoring 201 now!
An opportunity for any adult, to have a same-gender mentor. This program takes into account the specific areas someone might want to be mentored in and provides a format and resources of which the mentoring pair can take advantage. Some areas might include: what’s it mean to have a prayer life, how do I read scripture, living out my faith in all my relationships, what does it mean to serve. Sign up for Mentoring 301 now!
If you would like more information, you can contact:
on Mentoring 101 & 201, contact Ashley Evans, our Coordinator of Youth Ministries
on Mentoring 301, contact Heather Mandala, our Director of Small Group Ministries
*Please note, all mentors in the 101 program are required to complete and pass a background check.Filed Under: Connect, Featured Post, High School, Men, Middle School, Small Group Catalog, Small Groups, Small Groups for Everyone, Small Groups for Men, Small Groups for Women, Special Events, Women, Youth, Youth Feature