January is National Mentoring Month. It is inspiring to read the stories of children and adults whose lives have been dramatically changed because of the relationship they share with a mentor who walks with them. One of our Board of Director’s shared a story of a mentoring program that includes whole families mentoring. Thank God that many professions and schools are recognizing that we are enriched by having companions on our journeys.
The Apostle Paul says in 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.
This has been the foundational scripture for Ministry Mentors since it began over 18 years ago.
The need to be affirmed and challenged hasn’t changed. How we seek a mentor and how we communicate may change, but the need has not changed. We need our mentors no matter the vocation or age.
The following video clip between a seminary student and a seasoned pastor says it all.
Perhaps sometime before the end of January, give your mentor a call or e-message to let him/her know how much they mean to you.
If you are a pastor seeking a mentor, simply go to www.ministrymentors.org and let us know.
Jolene Bergstrom Carlson