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Information for Mentors

Contents:

  1. Why become a Mentor?
  2. What is the Mentor Program?
  3. The Role of the Mentor
  4. Mentor Qualifications
  5. Mentor “Creativity”
  6. The Mentor Program link with Logos College Courses
  7. Am I a suitable candidate for a Mentee/Trainee?
  8. How to Get Started !
  9. Contact Information

 

1. Why become a Mentor?
 
Logos ILC strongly believes in the Church inspiring and nurturing leaders of the future. As such, we are supportive and committed to developing capable leaders who are valued in the local church for their skill, calling, anointing and faithfulness. Therefore, we offer a loosely structured program that provides flexibility to fit any local church context.
 
There are a number of benefits in becoming a Mentor:

 

  • The opportunity to share your knowledge, skills, anointing and experience in order for others to benefit from your personal and ministry journey;
  • Helping to nurture others in the faith, and to play an influential role in their ministry development;
  • Developing relationships that are meaningful, enduring, friendly and long-lasting;
  • Enhancing your own skills of impartation, inspiration and communication;
  • Providing you with a collaborative opportunity, between mentor and trainee, to identify, list and develop the skill sets agreed at the commencement of the program;
  • Enabling you to fulfill your calling and capability by helping others to fulfill theirs;
  • Preparing the local Church for growth by providing a future pool of capable leadership to take the opportunities of tomorrow;
  • Raising up leadership to assume oversight of key church departments and ministries, as well as providing for leadership succession in the future.

 

The greatest satisfaction is the joy and fulfillment you receive in playing a significant and personal role in the development of others.

2. What is the Mentor Program?

The Mentor Program is a loosely-structured framework that provides practical training experiences as well as the guidance, insights and wisdom of senior pastors to trainees/mentees.

It normally takes place over a 12 month period, though the time frame is flexible. The beauty of the Mentoring Program is that it can be run in multiple areas of Ministry, whether it be Worship, Pastoral Care, Youth Ministry, etc. Or, depending on time, a trainee may be involved in two or more Mentoring Programs simultaneously. The Program is flexible to suit your arrangements, and may run over 6 months, 18 months, etc, rather than 12.

The Mentoring Program is meant to supplement the study of Logos International Leadership College courses; the Courses providing the formal studies crucial for leadership foundations, and the Mentoring Program providing the personal oversight, guidance and practical ministry development for leadership formation.

The Ministry Areas for trainee development include:

Pastoral Ministry
Missions
Administration
Youth Ministry
Evangelism
Finance
Children’s Ministry
Community Projects

Personal Assistant , Secretary

Men’s Ministry
Discipleship
I.T., Graphics, Media
Women’s Ministry
Training, Teaching
Sight and Sound
Life/Home/Cell Groups
New members, follow up
Other (please indicate)
Worship Ministry
 
 
Prayer/Intercession Ministry
 
 

The mentee, in agreement with the Mentor, may choose one or more of these at any one time.

3. The Role of the Mentor

As a Mentor, you will:

  • Share many of your relevant experiences;
  • Help impart crucial knowledge you have obtained over the years;
  • Demonstrate some of your skills, life lessons and anointing;
  • Work with the mentee/trainee in agreeing to certain Skill Sets you both would like to see developed over the period of the Mentoring Program (normally 12 months). See Chart 1 of Mentoring Program;
  • Help provide opportunities for the agreed Skill Sets to be exercised, practiced and developed;
  • Provide advice, correction and feedback on the development of the Skill Sets over the course of the Mentoring Program;
  • Ensure that the trainee is also studying a Logos ILC course in providing ministry foundations that underpin practical training (e.g., 2-4 Logos College subjects a year);
  • Spend some personal and quality time with the mentee throughout the Mentoring Program such as: one-on-one chats; talk over food and drink; travel together; playing sport; co-sharing a ministry; attending seminars, conferences, etc; and many other possibilities. Remember, when it comes to Ministry training, some things are “caught” not “taught!”;
  • Offer advice when asked for, and agree on the time and frequency in which to meet together (e.g., weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly);
  • Be a sounding-board for trainee problems, issues, challenges, ideas, values, styles of ministry, etc;
  • Establish timelines and boundaries, e.g., when you are available for consultation, personal privacy and boundaries not to cross, male/female respect, etc;
  • Commenting on, and signing off, of the relevant Mentoring Program forms, e.g., Developing Skill Sets, Logbook, Summary Mentor Report (see Charts 1 to 4 of Mentoring Program);
  • Generally oversee the trainee’s progress.

4. Mentor Qualifications

To qualify as a Mentor, you need to:

  • Be a recognized pastor or leader in your church or denomination (in some cases, a non-pastoral person may be a mentor such as in I.T., audio/visual, and other technical fields);
  • Be in good standing with your church or denomination;
  • Have most of the Skill Sets, in terms of knowledge and experience, the trainee is assigned to develop for the duration of the Mentoring Program (in some cases, however, two or more “mentors” may combine their skill sets in mentoring a trainee);
  • Be willing to impart ministry and practical skills to a trainee;
  • Set aside time to periodically meet together or spend time together, and be able to hold personal information in confidence;
  • Be willing to comment and sign off on the various Mentoring Program forms;
  • Have the time and patience to help oversee the development of your mentee;
  • Be supportive of the trainees ministry call and development, and have confidence in his/her ministry development;
  • Be able to work with a trainee in a friendly and cordial fashion, allowing him/her to have significant input and dialogue into the process;
  • Be prepared to create opportunities and provide occasions for the mentee to “try out his/her wings,” have a go under your guidance, and make mistakes;
  • Truly believe in the person, God’s unction on his/her life, and you see yourself as providing a vital role in his/her development.

5. Mentor “Creativity”

Although a model for mentoring is described here, the Mentor/Pastor may add to the Program or alter it in order to fit the context and training needs of your local church. Please contact us regarding your intended variations. If the Mentoring Program is done for “credit, ” e.g., in place of a Field Practicum in a Logos College course, Charts 1 to 4 in the Mentoring Program will need to be completed and submitted.

6. The Mentor Program link with Logos College Courses

The Mentor Program is designed to link with Logos College courses. The strategy is to build ministry FOUNDATIONS (Logos Courses) in tandem with ministry FORMATION (Mentor Program). Over many years the College has recognized the need to maintain this crucial balance. Without knowledge, study and Christian foundations, a leader-in-the making will flounder, run into error, hurt others, or hinder the growth of the Church. Without practice, a leader-in-the making may perennially remain on the sidelines, fail to use his/her gifts adequately, or be a person who “knows a lot but does not do a lot.” We therefore encourage all Pastors to have their trainees enroll in a Logos College course. Two to four subjects a year is not impossible to the busy person who has a real passion to develop as an effective leader.

7. Am I a suitable candidate for a Mentee/Trainee?

You can be if you think you qualify for most of the following:

  • You have a passion to develop you calling, gifts and abilities;
  • You sense there is a leadership call on your life, and you want to develop that calling further. You have a curiosity and hunger to learn more;
  • You are able to come under the direction, covering and guidance of a pastor/leader in your areas of giftedness and calling, and are willing to submit in those areas. You have enough shared values and goals in order for this mentoring relationship to work;
  • You require a semi-structured Mentoring Program like this one to help provide some organization, structure, goals and self-discipline in developing as a leader. You know you will otherwise never get around to doing it yourself;
  • You have the confidence and trust of your Pastor or Mentor that he/she would like to see you develop further in your leadership;
  • You have the moral fiber and character values to truly present yourself as a Christian leader;
  • You have unrealized potential that you know needs to be developed in being faithful to the call of God on your life;
  • You are willing to accept responsibility for your own growth, and are not overly dependent on your Mentor to schedule and organize you. You are person with initiative and drive to energize your own personal and ministry development.

8. How to Get Started !

Simply email us at registrar@logoscollege.org  and request the Mentoring Program download. This program may be used for Credit in selected Logos College Courses. The Program is free unless substituting for a Field Practicum in a Course. Note, however, that the Mentoring Program is to be pursued in conjounction with a Logos College course. 

9. Contact Information

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