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:
Continue reading “Emotionally Healthy Mentoring”
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.
Continue reading “Introduction to Mentoring – With Compassion Australia and Keith Farmer at Crossway Baptist”
This year I have been mentoring and journeying with pastors for 20 years. Over this time we have reflected together on hundreds of challenging personal and ministry issues. Mentoring does not provide easy answers in these areas of concern. It rather creates space for sharing, questioning, exploring and seeking creative pathways. In future posts I would like to share some resources in each of these areas. For now I will list the top 10 personal and ministry concerns raised with me by pastors I have mentored..
Continue reading “The 10 key mentoring issues raised by pastors”
The Biblical word that is foundational to our understanding of mentoring is the Koine Greek term katartizo. It is translated in a variety of way in our English versions of the Bible and makes a fascinating study.
Word study on ‘Equip’ (katartizo) Continue reading “Mentoring is ‘equipping’”