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You Have NOT Many Fathers

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What does it mean to be a spiritual parent or mentor? What makes a good disciple? Each one teach one - that's the biblical way.

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You Have NOT Many Fathers

  1. 1. Lead, follow or get out of the way!-Thomas PaineBreath of Life International Church2010 Leadership Summit – “Shepherds, Feed My Sheep”Prophet Joy Allen24 April 2010
  2. 2.  Every good leader MUST have someone to follow Every good leader MUST have someone to lead Our “Christ-likeness” includes discipleship Discipleship = Mentorship Breath of Life International Church | 2010 Leadership Summit | 24 April 2010
  3. 3.  Jesus Christ followed the Father  Joh 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. Jesus Christ led the Disciples  Mat 4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. An effective leader follows in order to lead ACCOUNTABILITY IS KEY! Breath of Life International Church | 2010 Leadership Summit | 24 April 2010
  4. 4.  Evangelism  the preaching of the Gospel (good news) ▪ widespread, impersonal (2 Cor 5:18 – all believers summoned) Discipleship  the intensely personal activity of two or more persons helping each other experience a growing relationship with God  characterized by being before doing, maturity before ministry, character before career ▪ selective, very personal (12 summoned) Breath of Life International Church | 2010 Leadership Summit | 24 April 2010
  5. 5.  Every mentor is a leader, though not every leader is a mentor! Lead  to go before or with to show the way; conduct or escort; to guide or direct Mentor  to counsel, teach, advise or influence; to serve as a trusted counselor or teacher Breath of Life International Church | 2010 Leadership Summit | 24 April 2010
  6. 6.  Every mentor is a coach, though not every coach is a mentor! Coach  to train or tutor in a certain task or act  to train toward perfection in a particular area Mentor  to counsel, teach, advise or influence; to serve as a trusted counselor or teacher Breath of Life International Church | 2010 Leadership Summit | 24 April 2010
  7. 7.  COVENANT RELATIONSHIP ▪ Example: Elijah and Elisha  Double Anointing  Transfer of Knowledge and Position  Mentor: Targeted Investment  Mentee: Reverential Respect Breath of Life International Church | 2010 Leadership Summit | 24 April 2010
  8. 8.  A mentor is a trusted friend and advisor  Approachable, modest  Trustworthy  Experienced, wise  Transparent, honest  Sensitive to the needs of others  Not threatened or easily provoked  Desiring growth and success in others  Ability to lead by example Breath of Life International Church | 2010 Leadership Summit | 24 April 2010
  9. 9.  A mentee is a student of action and results  Teachable  Accountable  Hungry for growth, maturity  Humble  Willing to go “the extra mile”  Good listener  Full of valuable questions  Proactive  Observant  Respectful Breath of Life International Church | 2010 Leadership Summit | 24 April 2010
  10. 10.  1 Corinthians 4:15-16  For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.  Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. Breath of Life International Church | 2010 Leadership Summit | 24 April 2010
  11. 11.  Producing fruit that remains… Breath of Life International Church | 2010 Leadership Summit | 24 April 2010
  12. 12.  TEACH me SHOW me COACH me RELEASE me  Plant  Reconciliation REPRODUCE me  Water  Discipleship  Harvest  Commission Breath of Life International Church | 2010 Leadership Summit | 24 April 2010
  13. 13.  BE a Barnabus  Acts 9:26-27  Acts 11:25-13:2  Acts 15:37 PURSUE a Paul TRAIN a Timothy  1 Corinthians 9:27  3 John 4 Breath of Life International Church | 2010 Leadership Summit | 24 April 2010
  14. 14.  Ananias and Barnabus mentored Paul Paul mentored Timothy and Titus Jethro mentored Moses Moses mentored Joshua Elijah mentored Elisha Jesus mentored the Apostles Breath of Life International Church | 2010 Leadership Summit | 24 April 2010
  15. 15.  Psalm 68:5-6  A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.  God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land. Breath of Life International Church | 2010 Leadership Summit | 24 April 2010
  16. 16.  Jesus is a multi-level marketer! John 15:16  Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. Breath of Life International Church | 2010 Leadership Summit | 24 April 2010
  17. 17.  Behind every successful person, there is one elementary truth: somewhere, somehow, someone cared about their growth and development. This person was their mentor.  Dr. Beverley Kaye, Up Is Not the Only Way, 1997 Breath of Life International Church | 2010 Leadership Summit | 24 April 2010
  18. 18. Breath of Life International Church3763 Junction Boulevard | Raleigh, North Carolina 27603 | 919-448-8198www.breathoflifeintl.org

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