Woman to Woman Mentoring involves a six-month commitment to cultivate a deep, meaningful relationships between two women and a prayer partner as they journey together through a life focused on Jesus.
- Mentors simply feel the nudge to intentionally come alongside another woman to offer encouragement & care. Mentors listen well, love well & point their mentee to God & to His Word. It will require time, attention, and a love for guiding another woman on her walk with Christ through life’s challenges and trials. A mentor is not a Bible scholar or a counselor.
- Mentees are women in various points along their journey who feel they could benefit from someone who will simply listen and encourage them in their faith. A mentee might be someone newer to faith or someone who has poured out for many years and would like someone to pour into her for a season.
- Prayer Partners are a vital part of this relationship, offering prayer support along the journey. They agree to meet with the mentor/mentee pair on their first meeting and to confidentially pray for the pair during the six months.
What Does Mentoring Involve?
Being a part of a mentoring relationship requires a six-month commitment.
The Three C’s of Mentoring
- Confidentiality: This is a protected relationship that allows no details from the Mentor, Mentee, or Prayer Partner to be disclosed to anyone outside the partnership unless there is specific permission granted to do so.
- Committed: Each relationship is a commitment of no less than six months. We ask that there be a face-to-face connection at least twice a month. The rest of the month, communication can be done electronically as agreed upon by the pair. Each woman is committing the time to be there so, if you are too busy to commit right now, please wait for another time to start the program.
- Christ-Like: Mentoring is not about perfection. It is about role modeling a life that continues to direct back to the One Who is perfect – Jesus – through prayer, the Word, and faith in action.
The Three Types of Mentoring Relationships
- Disciple: This part of a mentoring relationship focuses on scriptural doctrine, prayer, walking in faith, and the ability to connect it to everyday life (Colossians 3:5-8). There are many wonderful resources available that allow this part of the relationship to grow in incredible, Jesus-saturated ways!
- Accountability: As your Mentee is devoting her life to Jesus in every way, your seasoned walk will allow you to come alongside her as she begins to challenge her thinking patterns and attitudes (Galatians 6:1-3). This is the opportunity to pour in to her faith by helping her grow in a specific area.
- Support: When we feel encouraged in challenging times, we are called according to Hebrews 3:13 to encourage each other in joy until Jesus returns, the greatest joy coming from our ability to lead others continually back to Christ (Colossians 4:8).
After Completing The Commitment Card
Mentor, mentee and prayer partner trios are matched based on prayer and on what the mentor and mentee wrote on their cards about their life stage, their hope for the mentoring journey, and their availability. Once we have discerned your potential trio, we’ll contact each mentor/mentee and prayer partner to be sure there is no prior close relationship between them since we want this relationship to be new.
When the trio is agreed upon, resources will be provided and the group will begin. The prayer partner is only required at this first meeting to sign the covenant, share contact information, and pray over the mentor/mentee pair before leaving. After the prayer partner leaves, the mentor/mentee can get to know each other and make a plan for future meetings. The mentor/mentee will send a selfie to the leadership team at this meeting to kick off the official start of the six-month relationship.