This Sunday, 13th October, we begin a new season where we look at what it means to be a mentor, and what it means to be mentored.
James Mallinson in his book Mentoring to Develop Disciples and Leaders describes mentoring in the following way
‘Christian mentoring is a dynamic, intentional relationship of trust in which one person enables another to maximize the grace of God in their life and service’ .
Mentoring involves helping Christians to develop Christian roots, develop their relationship with God, grow as disciples and develop in their service for God. The Christian walk can be lonely and frustrating, and an older role model or spiritual friend can assist us greatly on our spiritual journey.
As we explore what it means for us we begin by exploring some of the mentoring relationships in the Bible. This week we are looking at Jethro and Moses. The story can be found in Exodus 18.