I have just finished two encouraging evenings with members of LifeGate Church of Christ and the Carnegie Uniting Church We looked at a range of skills for effective mentoring. Thanks to Pastor Tham Fuan and Cristiana (Mentoring Ministry) for organising the training.
I really enjoyed hosting the Australian Christian Mentoring Network’s training seminar in Adelaide today. The keynote speaker was Keith Farmer who led two sessions on Emotional Health in Ministry. Tony Ling (a friend from Tassie days) and now senior pastor at Victor Harbour Baptist Church led a session outlining his doctoral work on burnout in clergy. During the afternoon we workshopped some mentoring resources and worked through a case study on emotional exhaustion.
Members of the network in breakout discussion groups.
The ACMN website has further materials however I have linked a number of resources I spoke about today to my own site.
For my resources see below:
Sydney Missionary and Bible College
I really enjoyed working with our Mentor Equipping trainers in Sydney, Peter Moore and Sally Jones to launch the first cohort of trainees in the accredited version of the MEQ course. The training is a development of the course first put together by Les Scarborough. It has been extensively updated and is now offered as an Australian College of Theology program. Our first residential is just complete and there are two more workshops in this unit. A second cohort is due to start in January – please contact SMBC if your are interested.
It was great to spend the day with Mentors and Mentorees at Hampton Park Baptist with the BUV Emerging Leaders program. Good to have a multi-generational and multi-ethnic group all interested in mentoring. Following is the presentation from the day and links to several of the handouts which can be used in mentoring. Links to files below:
Passing the Baton Seminar with Keith Farmer
Great to join Keith today for his Passing the Baton Seminar. Attached below is the presentation I gave on 4 Reasons to invest in being a Mentor.