Great to be back up to Sydney yesterday to complete workshop 5 with the fourth cohort of students through our Mentor Equipping Course. Notes are in our shared dropbox and the day’s outline in the Moodle Folder. Workshop 5 focuses on carefrontation skills, reframing and helping mentorees gain insight into their mindsets. The extended version of the powerpoint on anxiety has also now been uploaded.
We had a fascinating discussion last night at the monthly ACMN zoom meeting. The topic this month was Encouragement in Mentoring. I have drawn together a few themes from the input shared last night and reflected on it below.Continue reading “Encouragement in Mentoring”
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. 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.
In a recent study of effective mentoring of female leaders, 5 critical characteristics were identified. There are:
On 25th November I had he pleasure of participating in the final workshop for the MEQ 3 training program which Sally Jones and Peter Moore have facilitated 2014-2016 in Sydney.
Participants were warmly affirming of the training and spoke confidently about mentoring as an important part of their future ministry strategies. I praise God for another cohort of men and women equipped for this vital ministry.
Sally and Peter will be launching another three year training course in May 2017, and you can find the details at MEQ Training NSW.
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..
It has been great to be part of the conversations on resilience with the Australian Christian Mentoring Network.
There is a link to the keynote address by Dr Rick Lewis here on the ACMN website. www.tinyurl.com/Lewis-Resilience
Test your RQ (www.testyourrq.com)
Some of the resources we have shared are following: