Are you looking for a mentor? Are you interested in mentoring someone? What is mentorship? On today’s episode, Jordan and Andrew discuss all things mentorship, including the importance of mentoring and how it has shaped them into the men they have become.
Mentorship is more than just influence. It’s more than teaching someone something. There is an element of transferring information, however, mentorship is more than that. It is about life change.
What we are really talking about here is discipleship. As Christians, this means giving a part of yourself to someone else in a Christ-centered way that leads that person to be more like Jesus. It is allowing someone else to observe and see how you do your Christian life.
There is a huge need among young men who desire mentorship but have not gotten connected with an older mature man in the faith. Where are the men willing to help shape the next generation?
For those who desire to be a mentor here are 4 tips to get you started:
- Learn how to ask good questions
- Have a plan and don’t be afraid to revisit it as needed
- Be honest with yourself and have reasonable expectations
- Do something together, live life together
For those who are looking for a mentor, here are 4 tips for you:
- Respect the mentor’s time
- Have a specific goal for mentorship
- Take the initiative and approach potential mentors
- Find different mentors for different things
It doesn’t have to be complicated. If you desire to have a mentor, take a step in faith, pray and ask the Lord to bring someone into your life to receive mentorship from.
Have courage and start a conversation with the person you want to be mentored by.
Older men, make yourself available. Your experience and time are valuable to the younger men in your life.