Mentoring in the Church

Erik Cooper —  November 4, 2010 — Leave a comment

My wife was honored to attend the Women of Influence breakfast here in downtown Indy.  One of the major buzzwords that kept coming to the forefront was mentoring.

Each of the powerful and influential women honored this morning referred over and over again to mentors who had personally and intimately invested in their lives.


If mentoring is such a powerful force, why does it seem to have become a lost art in the church (at least those I’ve been a part of).

I love the energy, encouragement, and challenge of a weekend service and the “step into intimacy” of a small group.  But the most lasting change I’ve seen in spiritual development has come through mentoring.  One person taking responsibility for another. Sharing life. Wisdom. Insights. One on one.

Has a mentor directly impacted your relationship with God? Has the church really lost the art of one on one mentoring?

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