Mentoring + brunch ‘n bunch Sun Jan 5 We will begin 11:40 am IN THE MEANTIME PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE QUESTION SHEET AT YOUR TABLES, AND GET TO KNOW EVERYONE AT YOUR TABLE AS YOU ENJOY THE BRUNCH What’s happening Rundown of events Concepts of mentoring Interview with Christine and Louise Next steps Quiz time and closing Mentoring Theological concepts Life of Jesus Christ - model for Christians worthy of imitation "Follow me" is the call to us in our spiritual life. Our life is to be like Christ (Luke 6:40); obey His commands (Matt.28:19-20). Paul stresses the imitative nature of mentoring (1 Thess.1:6-7), (2 Tim.2:2); Predestined to be conformed to the likeness of Jesus (Rom.8:29), Attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ (Eph.4:13). Christlikeness is a growth process - mature and increase our God-given capacities. Paul also emphasizes the "handing down" aspect (1Cor.11:23-24) - - the transmission of teaching from one person to another, past to future; - passing of the faith and His grace; handing down wisdom & skills through generations. Spiritual formation - requires mentorship of the heart; a relationship with a teacher of life; a way of life that is formed; a life shared by people who have learned that spiritual music is sung in its own way. Nurturing our lives of faith - spending time with experienced and wise mentors. Togetherness - community of believers helping each other in spiritual maturity; discover our identity in the context of community; learn best together with help of others. Mentoring - investment in the life of others Mentoring - a relationship built up with a person used by God to: - change the course of your life, - redirecting your path at a critical moment, - have a lasting personal influence & impression in your life. Mentoring is a life changing life, or life shaping life, relationship for the benefit of each other, - in the light of the work of the Holy Spirit, - for the glory of God. "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another" (Prov.27:17) Motivating factors of Mentorship: - to promote personal growth - to provide a model for mentoree to follow - to help mentoree reach his goal more efficiently - to influence mentoree so that he would in turn influence others (2 Tim.2:2). Mentoring is a life-guiding , problem-solving, and goalorienting activity, with the ultimate outcome of pointing others to the direction of Jesus Christ. Christine and Louise Christine Lee works for Urban Promise, a non-profit working with at risk youth in the Warden Woods neighbourhood Louise Chan is Christine’s mentor and has guided Christine in her walk with Christ Mentors are all around you Spiritual mentoring Biblical mentoring, application to life situations Bible college, and pastor Emotional support Life skills IT, Accounting, Engineering, Medical, Aviation, Graphic Design Business entrepreneurship Leadership skills English Ministry Team (EMT) flow (young adult) HNM (Hunger No More) Sunday School and more All right, now what? Mentees, don’t wait, act RIGHT NOW, your mentor may be in this room! Get their contact info! Email [email protected] or return paper questionnaire, let us know Who you want for a mentor Who you want to mentor If you’re not sure but want to find someone Join our Facebook group ‘Mentoring SCBC’ We will send you online resources, help you find a mentor/mentee if you need one, and invite you to upcoming events soon!