SMBC Mentoring Training–PC043

How Reframing Your Failures Will Actually Bring Success - LifehackGreat 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. 

Emotionally Healthy 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”

MEQ Graduation

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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.

The 10 key mentoring issues raised by pastors

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..  

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