A Mentor is someone who walks a few steps ahead and brings perspective on mothering, womanhood and relationships. Through teaching and one-on-one relationships, you communicate with vulnerability and honesty, and provides a foundation for acceptance and trust.
You support mothers of young children, not because you have all the answers, but because you know that’s what Jesus would be doing.
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. -Titus 2:3-5 (NIV)
A Mentor embodies what Kingdom life looks like and helps moms step into God’s great plan for them. You may do this by:
- Praying for each mom and Leader in the group.
- Being present – never underestimate the power of presence. A Mentor has the unique honor of investing in the lives of moms and Leaders.
- Ensuring, along with the rest of the Leadership Team, the focus is on creating an atmosphere where the love of Jesus is shared — through building relationships, meeting needs and conversations with moms in the group.
- Getting involved in small group discussion. This includes listening well for ways to support and pray, allowing open conversation and creating personal relationships with women in the group.
- Celebrating big and small moments in the lives of each mom.
- Speaking to the group – sharing from her own experience as a mom and helping plan the meeting content – including selecting outside speakers and giving input on topics.
Download the Mentor Handbook for more information and ideas.