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What Are You Waiting For Part 1

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This is the 1st part of a 2 part presentation series "What Are You Waiting For?" This series helps you think about the mentoring process and why you should invest. These can also serve as a presentation to your church or women's group as you try to raise awareness on the importance of mentoring.

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What Are You Waiting For Part 1

  1. 1. What Are You Waiting For? Mentoring with a Mission
  2. 2. Answer the Following Questions: write in words, draw a picture of where you are or how you feel, express these answers in a way that means something to you 1.)Take a moment and think about your life, are there any big questions or issues you are wondering or struggling with? What are they? Do you have life figured out ? 2.) Is there anyone outside of your family that you talk to about these things? What would it look like to be able to weekly share life with someone who has been there? Who do you talk to about these issues? 3.) If you had a relationship like this what would it look like? What type of woman would you like to meet with? What character qualities would you like her to have?
  3. 3. “Each of us fervently wants someone to see us exactly as we are, warts and all, and still accept us.” -Larry Crabb Understanding People p 112
  4. 4. Thus, a “discipling” relationship is one in which a disciple helps another person to become more obedience to Jesus in attitude, life-style and mission. Discipling p. 14
  5. 5. “Some people call it self-esteem. Others say self-worth. Whatever it is—it is the feeling of significance deep inside us that is crucial to our emotional, spiritual, and social stability. Everyone wants to be happy and successful, and to regard himself or herself as a worthwhile human being. What’s so bad about that?” -The Search For Significance student edition p. 5
  6. 6. “Spiritual formation, education of the heart, in other words, requires something more than traditional Western forms of instruction. It requires a mentorship of the heart, a relationship with a teacher of life who is able to convey . . . a way of life that is formed, not merely instructions that are given. It requires a life shared by people who have learned that spiritual music is sung in its own way. To educate the heart requires learning that frees the imagination, prepares ears to listen, focuses eyes to look with attentiveness; it requires an open heart.” (Reese & Anderson, Spiritual Mentoring, p. 17)
  7. 7. Mentor Defined someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person Mariam Webster Dictionary
  8. 8. Keys Of Mentoring -involves focusing on Christ -acceptance of one another -spending time with others/building relationships
  9. 9. Keys Of Mentoring -Use mentoring slideshare to fill in the details of this section
  10. 10. A Look at Ruth and Naomi split into groups and work on the handout
  11. 11. What Are You Waiting For? Add more questions What are your next steps going to be? What place does mentoring have in your life? Is anything going to be different because you heard this today? What?

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