Connection 6: Mentorship (Part 6 of 7)
Author: Paul D. McDonald, MBA
One-on-one mentorship takes place between a designated mentor and an individual. Mentorship can occur at formal meetings or informal meetings, but are usually private conversations. I suggest that all mentors receive approval from the church and ongoing training. If 20% of the church body mentors all 100% of the church body, then each mentor has 5 mentorship relationships--4 with people who are the 80% that are not mentors, and 1 with another mentor (insure that all of the mentors also have a mentor!)
The purpose of this type of mentorship is to shepherd the flock one at a time. The successful connection in mentorship is made when someone's life is positively changed in Christ's name due to the one-on-one mentorship journey. The advantage of this type of connection is that it builds into the individual and mentor, making them both better for the experience
About the author: Paul D. McDonald, MBA, has consulted with churches on growth and management of the ""business aspects"" of running a church. Visit http://wreach.blogspot.com/ to learn more.