Best Practices

The role of the mentor can seem overwhelming. It is one that puts you in a place to share more of yourself than you are used to doing. However, here are some very practical guard rails in the relationship with your mentee.

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Listen well and speak less. This helps you get to know your mentee more each time you are together.

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Facilitate conversation by asking open ended questions and encouraging dialogue.

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 Coach toward the goal of being more like Jesus. Coach them on how to get to the answer rather than giving them the answer yourself.

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Listen well and speak less. This helps you get to know your mentee more each time you are together.

DO

Facilitate conversation by asking open ended questions and encouraging dialogue.

DO

 Coach toward the goal of being more like Jesus. Coach them on how to get to the answer rather than giving them the answer yourself.

Listen well and speak less. This helps you get to know your mentee more each time you are together.

DO

 Coach toward the goal of being more like Jesus. Coach them on how to get to the answer rather than giving them the answer yourself.

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Initiate the relationship. Set up a routine meeting schedule.

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Facilitate conversation by asking open ended questions and encouraging dialogue.

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Be present. Give the time you have scheduled to your mentee to him/her. Set your phone aside.

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Love your mentee. If you don’t already have an admiration for who your mentee is as a person, ask God to help you develop this in you. Love them when they disappoint you or fail to grow from what you can see. God is working in ways that we cannot see.

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