Encouragement For Mentors—You are Making A Difference: Mentoring is not an easy calling from God but it is an important one and we all go through times of discouragement and wondering if we are making a difference. Here are a group of stories designed to give you encouragement, comfort, strength, hope and perspective. If you are showing up each week, you are making difference!
At our mentor training and orientation, we encourage prospective mentors to “decide now to be the pursuer in your mentoring friendship.” This was important because it can help avoid frustration later as well as cement the mindset that if God has called them to this. He will help them to continue in it even if [...]
At the beginning of my ministry position at a Christian high school, I was hired to teach a course on Christian living. One of the issues that made it a little more challenging was that everybody, including the students, knew that no one ever failed this class. So day after day, week after week, [...]
I cannot count the number of times I have encouraged Nick* that what he was doing over the last five years, spending time with Ray* (15 years old) weekly, was making a difference. My words carry some weight, but when Ray* actually expressed it to Nick himself, you could have knocked Nick over with [...]