Mentoring is God’s idea – and God’s idea for us. We believe that God wants us to be in each other’s lives for the purpose of growing deeper in our relationships with Jesus. This can occur in casual, informal friendships, or in a formal mentoring relationship.
“Spiritual mentoring is walking alongside of another person in his or her spiritual journey with the focus on Jesus... (It’s) an invitation…freely declared to all growing followers of Jesus as a fact, rather than an option. Spiritual mentoring helps us all transform together in Jesus!” (Ele Parrott in Transforming Together, pp 47-48.)
The GP Women's Ministry seeks to encourage women at Grace Point to come alongside one another, in humility and love, to partner in life’s journey with each other and with God.
To help in this process, the Mentoring Ministry offers the following:
- Mentoring Series (M&Ms) each winter – where women grow in their relationships with one another as they dig deeper into God’s Word. Teaching for this 8 week study is specifically from Titus 2. At the conclusion of the series, the women are paired in mentoring relationships (by way of their personal input) for 10 months.
- No Mentor Left Behind (NMLB) - is designed to ensure that each Mentor feels supported and has the best opportunity to develop a strong and healthy relationship with her mentee. For the first year of any formal mentoring relationship, each mentor will have available to her a Team Member of NMLB who will offer encouragement through regular contact and prayer. This Team Member can provide resources or study suggestions and offer support to the mentor about any concerns or barriers in connecting with her mentee. A Team Member will pray with the mentor and for the mentor.
- Discipleship Groups ("D" Groups) ongoing - where women from all ages and stages form groups of 4, 5 or 6 people to work through Greg Ogden’s book, Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ. Groups will make a commitment to meet 1x/week or 2x/month for 6 months giving opportunities to grow in relationship with one another and with God.
Interested? Contact Barb Brown (BHB320@aol.com) or Joan Zeberlein (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in the M&M Series or D Groups, and we will help you with the next steps! You can also complete our Mentoring Profile form online.
We recommend that all women interested in mentoring read Transforming Together by Ele Parrott. You can borrow this book from the church library, or you might want to purchase your own copy. There are a lot of great, little nuggets you'll want to underline and refer back to from time to time.
For a list of suggestions (both studies or books to use in mentoring relationships) review our Mentoring Resources List.
For more information, contact:
We love you so much, we are delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our lives as well. (adapted from 1 Thessalonians 2:8)
Have a Mentor. Be a Mentor.