The Hard Call of Mentorship

jeepThe difference between the real and knockoff mentorship is in the price the mentor pays.
Mentoring has two elements, 1. accomplishing something that amazes and, 2. passing on the ability to do so.
Question for self; “Why would someone want to learn from me?”
If you are in demand it’s because you have proven what you are good at, and passing it on to another generation may be the biggest work you do.
Here’s three easy difficult steps:
1. Build the machine that will awaken the potential in your youngers. We’ve built ‘7 Weeks in Asia’, ‘Victory Asia Bible College’, and other hands on experiences. But young people don’t come just because we have those things, they come because of who they think we are.
2. Build a culture that they will own. Take them with you and show them what they need to do. Mentorship is not advice or consulting, it’s apprenticeship, on-the-job coaching. Support them while they make mistakes.
3. Give them some fulfillment, some fame, some success. You have to give them what they came for – your job!
Mentoring requires investing your best time, ideas, and reputation into someone you suspect will be amazing. Mentoring isn’t for the self-centred, lazy, private, faint of heart, or the insecure because it happens in real life and ministry.
“Exactly why would someone want to learn from me?”

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