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Proverbs 18:24; Colossians 2:7; Hebrews 10:24–25
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7

Mentoring is an aspect of discipleship

It is important and imperative. In fact, this is the sum total of what the purpose of the Church is all about. Christ calls us to encourage and equip people so that we can all worship Christ and thus live out a real, effectual, impacted, Christian life. What you do not want is for your church people to simply be churchgoers who live for nothing and thus do nothing; rather, you want them to be partakers in the Kingdom. You should want your church to succeed in Christ; we do this by helping our people to hear and know the Word so we are all doers of His Word too. Guidance, learning, and support will make this work as we sharpen one another in love and obedience.

This is not just a call; it is a mandate that is imperative! It is, in fact, the most important thing Jesus asked us to do as believers and as a Church. Remember, Jesus’ purpose for His three years of earthly ministry was the discipleship and equipping of the 12 Disciples. This was His drive and where most of His time was spent. He was focused on the teaching of the kingdom of God, teaching men to see beyond their present situation to the life to come. With His teaching, Jesus entrusted His church and people to the care of the people He taught. They were to replicate themselves to others. The objective was that every Believer was an equipper, every member a minister, every Christian involved in the life and gifts of the Body to influence the world.

Making Mentors

Making mentors and “mentees” is also making disciples; it takes vision and the understanding of Scripture. It gives the church a purpose to form leaders who grow other leaders as an outgrowth of their growth. The real, effectual Christian, especially the leader, who disciples and equips others is a person who is living the faith for him self and setting goals for his personal growth before he sets goals for others. His skills and abilities are growing him to be a better worker because first, he is striving to be a better child of God.

The Goal of Mentoring

From the character of Christ will come the conduct of Christ—If we choose to follow Him. Then, those values of our daily walk, which drive our spiritual life and behaviors, will, in turn, influence others. We have to know that we cannot lead where we have not been, or go where we do not know the direction. This is why discipleship is so essential to the aspect of being a Christian.

  • We are called, not to just visualize mentorship, but to do it; not to just talk about it, but to do it. One cannot just think about dinner and satisfy hunger; the meal has to be prepared and then eaten!
  • The effective church will take Scripture and the call of our Lord seriously, and then implement it into a functioning mentoring program!
  • The end result will be spiritual maturity and personal growth that will spill over as greater service and glory to our Lord. A church becomes a force for the Kingdom as a life and a neighborhood are reached.

The effective church is one that is mentoring, building relationships, and teaching its members by other, caring people who are, themselves, being discipled, equipped, taught, encouraged, and led. The death of a church happens when we follow political trends—not the national politics, but the patriarchal personalities that want to control people, not disciple them. In addition, when we have a controlling attitude, we are not allowing God to control us, thus, we have become empty shells and hollow logs. Being hollow means we have nothing working within us; there is no Creator of the universe leading and directing our ways, so we become worthless to the Kingdom of God.

You and your People can be Mentors!

Just as anyone can be a friend, anyone in Christ can mentor. We cannot expect only a select few to take up this call and imperative, and we do not need to be spiritual giants to do the work. We just need to be authentic in Christ, be willing to learn and grow as one of His disciples, and reproduce our knowledge and experience to others. Many people may fear this, thinking that are not good enough or even unable; perhaps they feel anxious when it comes to reaching out to someone for the faith. Being a mentor or a “mentee” requires a big step of faith that many do not want to take. But you can! Therefore, the excuses pile on top of and over our responsibility. That is a flaw in our human nature, our sinful nature. If we all just sit in the pew and expect someone else to disciple others, we are disrespecting our Lord and ignoring His caring command. When no one teaches or shares the Christian experience and life, what are you doing in church? Nothing is more important, according to our Lord. Having a mentoring program must be priority one!

 

Goin Us as we continue to equip these men for the Kingdom!!!


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