Spiritual mentoring 23 may 2010

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Spiritual mentoring 23 may 2010

  1. 1. Spiritual Mentoring<br />Growing Lives Through Intentional Friendships<br />
  2. 2. Spiritual Mentoring: Growing Lives Through Intentional Friendships<br />Upward <br />Sideways (Peer)<br />Downward <br />
  3. 3. Spiritual Mentoring: Growing Lives Through Intentional Friendships<br />What spiritual mentoring is “not.” <br />(Adapted from David Benner’s Sacred Champions.)<br />New<br />Authoritarian<br />Giving advice<br />Curriculum controlled discipling<br />Preaching<br />Moral guidance<br />Counselling<br />Teaching<br />Coaching<br />
  4. 4. Spiritual Mentoring: Growing Lives Through Intentional Friendships<br />An intentional, relational process for spiritual formation by which one person becomes a spiritual guide for one or several others<br />
  5. 5. Spiritual Mentoring: Growing Lives Through Intentional Friendships<br />I. Spiritual Formation<br />God’s first concern is who we are, not what we do<br />
  6. 6. Spiritual Mentoring: Growing Lives Through Intentional Friendships<br />I. Spiritual Formation<br />Why is spiritual formation important? – Ministry Reasons<br /><ul><li> Key Reason for Ministry Failure (Galatians 2:11-14)
  7. 7. Usually character failure
  8. 8. Peter’s character flaw (cave in to strict Jewish laws)</li></li></ul><li>Spiritual Mentoring: Growing Lives Through Intentional Friendships<br />I. Spiritual Formation<br /><ul><li> The Components of Christlikeness</li></ul>Knowledge<br />Character<br />Relationships<br />Service<br />
  9. 9. Spiritual Mentoring: Growing Lives Through Intentional Friendships<br />I. Spiritual Formation<br /><ul><li> Formation Resources</li></ul>Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:12-18)<br />The Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17)<br />God’s community (Proverbs 27:17)– People shape people<br />
  10. 10. Spiritual Mentoring: Growing Lives Through Intentional Friendships<br />I. Spiritual Mentoring<br /><ul><li> Components of Spiritual Mentoring</li></ul>It is relational<br />Some variations:<br />Formal  Informal<br />One-directional  Mutual (best)<br />Official  Unofficial<br />Individualistic Small groups<br />
  11. 11. Spiritual Mentoring: Growing Lives Through Intentional Friendships<br />I. Spiritual Mentoring<br /><ul><li> Components of Spiritual Mentoring</li></ul>It is autobiographical – share part of your own life (2 Corinthians 1:8-11)<br />It is done in partnership with the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:12-18)<br />
  12. 12. Spiritual Mentoring: Growing Lives Through Intentional Friendships<br />I. Spiritual Mentoring<br /><ul><li> Components of Spiritual Mentoring</li></ul>It is purposive<br />Encouragement: Moses – Joshua (Deuteronomy 31:7-8)<br />Discernment: Eli – Samuel (1 Samuel 3:8)<br />Accountability: Nathan – David (2 Samuel 12)<br />Spiritual Reminding: Abigail – David (1 Samuel 25)<br />Wisdom for decision-making: Naomi – Ruth (Ruth)<br />Empowerment: Elijah – Elisha (2 Kings 2)<br />Teaching and Correction: Priscilla & Aquila – Apollos (Acts 18)<br />Appeal for Growth: Paul – Philemon (Philemon)<br />
  13. 13. Spiritual Mentoring: Growing Lives Through Intentional Friendships<br />I. Spiritual Mentoring<br /><ul><li> Components of Spiritual Mentoring</li></ul>It requires listening (James 1:19)<br />It requires discernment (1 Thessalonians 5:21)<br />It is a ministry for all believers (1 Thessalonians 5:11)<br />

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