The future of the church is mentor multiplication.
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Most churches have small groups for nurturing fellowship and Bible study within the congregation. But for deep-level soul development, a believer often needs personalized guidance from a spiritual mentor. A mentor can provide the wisdom of a more mature believer and individual guidance so that a mentoree’s life can be transformed. In turn, the mentoree becomes a mentor and helps transform the lives of others.
Pastor and writer Rick Lowry shares his mentoring experience in “Mentoring that Produces Mentors.” In this study, we will review his article and examine the biblical basis and implications for mentoring.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Exodus 6:28–7:5; Exodus 18:13–26; 1 Kings 19:15–21; Matthew 16:13–20; Mark 1:14–20;
Luke 10:1–23; Acts 16:1–5; Ephesians 4:1–16; 1 Timothy 4:6–16
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
Teaching point one: A common biblical model for leadership development is mentoring.
Teaching point two: A common biblical method for moving toward spiritual maturity is mentoring.
Teaching point three: A biblical goal for mentoring is growth in number and depth of mentors.
Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM LEADERSHIP JOURNAL
Mentoring that Produces Mentors, by Rick Lowry (Summer 2003, 14 printed pages)
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