Mentee to Mentor . Created by: Lauren Bach. Mentor: Pastor Monte Meyer . Has been a pastor for twenty-five years! Has been involved with campus ministry for fourteen years! He is currently the Pastor at the campus church Hosanna Highland (formally known as the Campus Lutheran Chapel)
Mentee to Mentor Created by: Lauren Bach
Mentor: Pastor Monte Meyer • Has been a pastor for twenty-five years! • Has been involved with campus ministry for fourteen years! • He is currently the Pastor at the campus church Hosanna Highland (formally known as the Campus Lutheran Chapel) • Mentor in His Life: His Father
What are the most important tools of mentoring? • Utilizing your experiences to relate to your mentees • Recognizing what is important to your mentee • Applicable Wisdom • Respect • Genuine Mentorship • Care for your Mentee
What do you do to mentor well? • Lead by example! • Be Positive! • Provide Encouragement!
How do you approach connecting with your mentee? • Keeping the lines of communication open. • Prayer. • Patience with your mentee. • Always searching for opportunities to connect. • Diligence to help and connect with the mentee. • Devotion to the mentor – mentee relationship.
What is the hardest part of mentoring? • Giving guidance and advice in the kindest way possible without crushing the mentee’s spirits. • Sometimes the mentee needs to hear something he or she does not want to hear. A mentor must help them hear it in a positive light.
What is one thing you have learned from mentoring others? • I DO NOT HAVE ALL OF THE ANSWERES!!! • That is a hard realization for both the mentee and the mentor!
what IS THE BEST PART OF MENTORING? • Seeing your mentee go from point A to point B through all the struggles in-between. • They grow and excel despite the challenges!
Why is Mentoring important to you? • Because I’ve been a mentee!!! • I know how vital it was to me and my life. Why do you Mentor? Because I’ve been there! • working through all the struggles and challenges of life. • My mentors really helped me, so I want to return the favor.
What I learned. • 4) Mentorship is not easy but it is worth it! • -It is like training a puppy! • 3) Mentorship is a little like parenting. • –Guiding them & telling them what they do not want to hear! • 2) Mentorship is growth. (for both the mentee and the mentor) • -They both learn something from the experience. • 1) A mentor does not need to know all the answers.
What this means to me. • It means that I need to keep in mind what it is like to be a mentee before I can be a an effective mentor!
What I can do with it. • I will be a mentor who has faults, but I will be a mentor who also cares. • I will be there for my mentee in the good times, but especially in the bad times. • I will be a celebrate my mentee’s successes ,but I will also help my mentee learn from his or her failures. • I will remember that I don’t know all the answers, and that is okay! • I will grow WITH my mentee!