Category Archives: Encouragement for Mentors

Encouraging words as you walk through the relationship of mentoring.

What Does it Mean to Be a Mentor? Part 1

  The term mentor comes from two Greek words, mentos meaning with purpose, spirit, and passion and meno meaning to remain, abide, continue, be present, wait, endure. I believe this definition gives a whole new weight to mentoring. It is … Continue reading

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Seeking Wisdom

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. -Proverbs 1:7 Back to school is upon us. School uniforms have been bought, supplies are all in tow and knowledge of all sorts is being … Continue reading

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High School Transition 2016- Grit

The main theme during our 2016 High School Transition Meeting was engaging the topic of what social scientists have dubbed “grit”. MacArthur Fellow Angela Duckworth defines grit as passion and perseverance. Grit is the ability to continually fight through adversity … Continue reading

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Mentoring Tamir Rice

Philando Castile Alton Sterling Sandra Bland Mike Brown Eric Garner Akai Gurley Tamir Rice Walter Scott Freddie Gray These are just a few of the black people who died in interactions with police in the past few years. Some in the … Continue reading

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Unpacking the Stages of Mentoring

We encourage our mentors towards faithfulness in mentoring and challenge each mentor to a relationship that goes past the two-year commitment. However, one of the greatest obstacles that hinders a long standing relationship is the unrealistic expectation of the mentors … Continue reading

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Your Normal vs. My Normal

Most mentors will tell you that the lives their protégé lives is very different from the way they were brought up. A protégé’s grandparents or great grandparents may be raising them, one or both of their parents may incarcerated, and … Continue reading

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The Faithful Mentor

As the knife sliced through the tension of the dining room, the faithful mentor rose from supper to do the unthinkable. He left the comfort of being seated with his twelve protégés in order to bend down and wash each … Continue reading

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The Seasons of Mentoring

Mentoring is a journey. Like most journeys there are good times and tough times. While each relationship is unique, over the past seven years we’ve seen some patterns in mentoring relationships and learned from the “The 5 Stages of Mentoring”. … Continue reading

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Relationships and Your Protege

  How should teens handle dating? There’s a question that seems to not have a perfect, clear, crystal answer: what exactly should dating between two teens look like? Although the simple answer is just a plain “no”, it usually does … Continue reading

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Staying power: Encouraging quotes from Mentors over 3 years or more

We recently asked our mentors the question, “What has helped you to persevere as a faithful mentor thus far?” this is what they said… Sarah (5 Years) God put LaDarrika in my life for a reason. Sometimes she teaches me … Continue reading

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