This updated, accessible course is for empathetic Christians who are determined to be there for young people. In only two weeks you’ll easily pick up the latest spiritual mentoring practices to help youth and young adults on their faith journeys to become mature Christians.
You’ll spend 20 minutes each weekday applying Scriptures and skills needed to encourage and engage your mentee(s):
• In Week One, you’ll discover how to find mentees and prepare for faith–filled mentoring
• In Week Two, you’ll explore how to deepen relationships and hone the response style best suited for meeting together.
By the end of this focused course, you’ll learn about the specific timing, resources, and support God has provided for you and your mentee to develop a dynamic and collaborative walk in faith.
This course is eligible for .2 CEU.
Number of weeks: 2
Required books: No
Certification or Series: No
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About the Instructor
Teryl Cartwright is an award-winning writer and teacher and a certified lay servant in the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church.
After a decade as a curriculum writer for Group Publishing, she served seven years as director of adult ministries in a thousand-member church. She is a facilitator at the ‘God’s Calling’ workshop offered by the Susquehanna Conference and has worked with the international Creative HE (Higher Education) group to develop creative new ways to teach.
Teryl’s mentoring experiences include working one-on-one with young students, and with adults to discern a potential call into pastoral ministry, as well as mentoring Christian writers and teaching mentoring to church leaders in the local church.
From a young person:
“When I was trying to figure this call stuff out, it would have been helpful to have someone just come alongside me and initiate that mentor relationship. That would have made me feel a little more supported and would have been an affirmation of the call placed on my life.” – Erynn
Past Students Said…
“Lots of helpful ideas to share with my mentors when I train them.”
“What I liked best about this course is that it led me to reflect on my thoughts of what mentoring is, especially in the spiritual aspect. While it dealt with familiar enough material, it also caused me to look at things in a different light.”
“Although the emphasis of this course was focused on a ‘one-on-one’ setting the environment of a class of youth I believe will provide opportunity to put into practice similar techniques and questions utilized in a mentor-mentee setting.”
“I appreciated the practical suggestions, such as the suggested question and conversation resources and Faith Journey material to use with youth.”
“I am grateful for the experience and the feedback from Julie and the fellow students. I feel better equipped and prepared to enter into thoughtful conversation with the youth.”
“What I liked best were the comments from the other participants. They offered encouragement and insight as well as positive examples. I am looking forward to mentoring a young person when God places them in my care.”
“Would recommend this to others for sure!”