Category: Mentor

Mentor

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What to avoid in mentoring relationships

Mentoring someone takes some measure of wisdom and discernment. There are certainly some things we ought to avoid in mentoring relationships.  (See Chinese versions: 简体中文 > 拙劣的辅导 | 繁體中文 > 拙劣的輔導)   Quick questions to ask ourselves No matter how pressing a mentee’s request may sound like, we need to take a step back and ask...

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Ground rules in mentoring

Establishing a set of ground rules for your mentoring relationship at the onset is just a way of reassuring your mentee that some basic expectations will be met, both ways. As you commit to your mentee, he or she will be expected to do the same for you.  (See Chinese...

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How to set spiritual goals in mentoring relationships

God’s first commandment is to love Him. Hence, our ultimate goal in mentoring a believer is to show him or her how to love God and not just to elicit some behavioural changes. We may set goals that are behavioural in nature, but our ultimate aim to for them to...

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How to avoid burn-out as a mentor

The Bible promises us that when we hope in the Lord, we will run and not grow weary. If mentors burn-out and no longer serve our Father in Heaven with joy and focus, then we need to ask ourselves if we’re giving ourselves enough rest – or if our issues...