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Individually. Try to recall a few Christians who have had a positive influence upon you -- (relatives, friends, teachers" leaders, pastors, etc.). In what ways did they influence you? How did they help you grow spiritually?

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Individually

  • Try to recall a few Christians who have had a positive influence upon you -- (relatives, friends, teachers" leaders, pastors, etc.).
      • In what ways did they influence you?
      • How did they help you grow spiritually?
      • What encouragement, guidance and support did they give to help you develop as a leader?
      • In difficult times how did they care for you?
  • What do you remember most about their --
      • Behaviour?
      • Attitudes?
      • Values?
  • List a few words that best characterize them.
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Try to recall a few Christian leaders who have had a positive influence on you
  • (relatives, friends, teachers, leaders, ministers, etc)
  • What words describe their characteristics?
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Qualities To Look For In Mentors

  • Able to see big picture
  • Honesty
  • Recognise potential
  • Accepting
  • Empathetic
  • Affirming
  • Supportive
  • Understanding
  • Encouraging
  • Sense of humour
  • Available
  • Integrity
  • Maturity
  • Gracious
  • Positive
  • Good listener
  • Wise
  • Insightful
  • Intuitive
  • Dependable
  • Tough unconditional love
  • Willing to share own experiences
basic qualities of a mentor
Basic Qualities Of A Mentor
  • Christ Centred
  • The foundational quality for Christian mentoring.
  • A life touched and continually renewed by Jesus Christ.
  • Passionate
  • Passion is what drives us. To be really effective in mentoring, we need a passion for it.
  • Passion can grow as you get involved and see the remarkable difference it can make.
  • Relational
  • Able to establish and maintain relationships.
  • Actively listen.
  • Can inspire and motivate by their attitude.
  • Enjoy being with others.
  • Always out to encourage.
  • Affirming
  • Believe in their mentorees - and tell them so
basic qualities of a mentor cont
Basic Qualities Of a Mentor cont...
  • Open and Transparent
  • Believable, Real, Honest
  • Trusting and Trustworthy
  • Keep confidences
  • Available
  • Meet agreed commitments
  • Available for extra contacts if a special need arises
  • Able To Facilitate Learning
  • Not quick to give advice
  • Use good questions are used to probe and enable reflection
  • Competent
  • Capable in the areas in which the mentoree wants to grow
  • Prayerful
  • Pray to prepare, during and between meetings
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Basic Qualities Of A Mentor cont...
  • Prayerful
  • Prayer is not an add-on for a good mentor
  • 'Prayer leads one to see new paths and hear new melodies in the air. Prayer is the breath of one's life, which gives you freedom to go and to find many signs which point out the way to a new land. Praying is living.'
  • On mentors' own personal prayer lists
  • Prayer together during get-togethers and over the phone