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Time, Talent, Treasure Mentoring

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Time, Talent, Treasure– Resources for Mentors

Chapter 1

Word SECTION 1

Along with your mentee read, reflect on, and commit to memory the scripture they are assigned in the Time, Talent, Treasure modules.

As mentors we recommend that you commit the following verse to memory in hopes that it will become your “heart lens” for the God-given opportunity that you have to pour into your mentee.

 

2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.

–2 Timothy 2:2 (NIV)

 

Watch SECTION 2

The Master plan of Discipleship by Robert Coleman 15.5 minutes

Robert Coleman’s work over the past 50 years set the benchmark for studying Jesus’ teaching on Evangelism and Discipleship. His introduction on discipleship here sets the stage for framing the mentoring experience with a Christian worldview; it’s essence to be incarnational in our approach.


 

Read SECTION 3

Read this summary of Dr. Rick Gray’s Keynote Presentation on Mentoring.

 

Reflect SECTION 4

Here are some practical thoughts for mentoring along the Inside Out Stewardship Journey. Take some time to reflect on which you may want to do with your mentee, and what else you may want to do to make this an enriching experience for you both.

Some Opportunities You Should Take as a Mentor

  • Make sure to have all the information you can get on your mentee, including birthday, immediate family members, all forms of contact
  • Pray for your mentee daily
  • Communicate briefly with them regularly but not too much – include a brief thought from a devotion or just let them know you are praying for them
  • Put their picture on their address of your phone so if they call or text your heart can be engaged with them as a person

 

Chapter 2

Word SECTION 1

Along with your mentee read, reflect on, and commit to memory the scripture they are assigned in the Time, Talent, Treasure modules.

 

Watch SECTION 2

TEDxOverlake – Karen Russell – Modern Mentoring: The Good, The Bad and The Better 9.5 minutes

From Karen Russell, daughter of NBA legend Bill Russell, talks at Tedx on Modern Mentoring about what works, what doesn’t, and what can be improved upon.


 

Read SECTION 3

Here is a blog post from the Leadership Freak about the top 4 qualities of Great Mentors. Give it a read.

 

Reflect SECTION 4

Here are some practical thoughts for mentoring along the Inside Out Stewardship Journey. Take some time to reflect on which you may want to do with your mentee, and what else you may want to do to make this an enriching experience for you both.

Some Above and Beyond Opportunities

  • Remember their birthday with a card or a lunch out
  • Send them a gift card for a date with their spouse
  • Handwritten notes go a long way these days
  • Thank them intentionally and regularly for letting you mentor them
  • Share with them what they are teaching you
  • Do a fun outing – movie, sports game etc and treat them
  • Have him/her or his/her family over for a home cooked meal

 

Chapter 3

Word SECTION 1

Along with your mentee read, reflect on, and commit to memory the scripture they are assigned in the Time, Talent, Treasure modules.

As mentors we recommend that you commit the following verse to memory in hopes that it will become your “heart lens” for the God-given opportunity that you have to pour into your mentee.

 

8 We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.

–1 Thessalonians 2:8 (NIV)

 

Watch SECTION 2

Mentoring the Next Generation: Michael Benko at TEDxOU 6.5 minutes

Here is Michael Benko Tedx talk on Mentoring at a young age. Even though we are mentoring in a higher education setting, the points made are still translatable.


 

Read SECTION 3

Read this executive summary of The Secret by Mark Miller.

 

Reflect SECTION 4

Here are some practical thoughts for mentoring along the Inside Out Stewardship Journey. Take some time to reflect on which you may want to do with your mentee, and what else you may want to do to make this an enriching experience for you both.

Verses App

Consider having you and your mentee download the Verses app from the app store and then purchase for each of you the NIV translation (or whichever translation you prefer) through in-app purchases. On the app, there is an “Inside Out Stewardship Journey” collection which contains all of the verses for this course. This way you can literally monitor your mentees progress in memorizing the verses and you too can be held accountable. See more about this app at Verses’ website.

 
 

Further resources for exploration

Center for Mentoring Excellence