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Spiritual mentoring   23 may 2010
Spiritual mentoring   23 may 2010
Spiritual mentoring   23 may 2010
Spiritual mentoring   23 may 2010
Spiritual mentoring   23 may 2010
Spiritual mentoring   23 may 2010
Spiritual mentoring   23 may 2010
Spiritual mentoring   23 may 2010
Spiritual mentoring   23 may 2010
Spiritual mentoring   23 may 2010
Spiritual mentoring   23 may 2010
Spiritual mentoring   23 may 2010
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Spiritual mentoring 23 may 2010

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  • 1. Spiritual Mentoring<br />Growing Lives Through Intentional Friendships<br />
  • 2. Spiritual Mentoring: Growing Lives Through Intentional Friendships<br />Upward <br />Sideways (Peer)<br />Downward <br />
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Usually character failure
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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