Mentoring

Faith Covenant Ministries is a non-profit corporation focused on mentoring 21st century leaders in the North American Region. These are incredible and yet challenging times in which we live. Never in history has the need been greater for Christian leaders to rise up, positively impact, and thrive in the world around them. We are confident in God’s proven ability to lift up men and women to meet the leadership challenges we face as He has throughout every era and culture.
Being a mentor is modeling and teaching other Christians the precepts of the Bible and Christian life. This is mainly doing life as well as prayer, doctrine, Christian living, and worship. It is the practicing of what Romans calls mutual faith, which means encouragement, support, and our spiritual gifts, all working as a team to inspire, encourage, and instruct one another (Eph. 4:15-16). This is the one of the pillars Faith Covenant Ministries is built on. It is the strength of the church; without it, we will fail personally and as a church.

 

Mentoring has two main aspects: one, it is learning, and then, it is being a coach to the learner. It is the one-on-one personal instruction of the Christian life by word and example to another. It is being willing and able to learn from someone else who has more knowledge and experience than me. Then it is being a spiritual adviser for someone else who is younger in the Lord in age and/or knowledge, and thus putting time and practice into someone else. It is working and walking alongside someone, inviting him or her to learn from your learning and life example while you are engaging in a discipleship process.

The primary emphasis of biblical Christianity is the teaching that the infinite-personal God is the final reality, the Creator of all else, and that an individual can come openly to the holy God upon the basis of the finished work of Christ and that alone. Nothing needs to be added to Christ’s finished work, and nothing can be added to Christ’s finished work. — Francis Schaeffer, (The Great Evangelical Disaster)

The Mentoring Need
Being a mentor is modeling and teaching other Christians the precepts of the Bible and Christian life—mainly prayer, doctrine, Christian living, and worship. It is the practicing of what Romans calls mutual faith, which means encouragement, support, and our spiritual gifts, all working as

The Call of Mentoring
Why would and should a more experienced and mature Christian walk alongside new and less mature Christians? Because, we are called to be imitators of Christ.

Being a Mentor comes from our Gratitude
You can be a Mentor! We as Christians have a debt to pay out of our gratitude for what Christ has done. We must consider reaching the lost as an opportunity to obey our call.

What to Look for in a Mentor
To find a mentor for you and someone you can mentor to, be real—real in Christ! The key is to be growing in Christ and exhibiting the Fruit of the Spirit. A person who listens is real. Be vulnerable and honest, which makes you real in the lives of others…