Give Back: Become a Mentor
You have more experience than you realize. Think back a few years – what was your parenting style like when your kids were infants? What do you wish you had known your first year of marriage? What do you know about God today that you did not know when you were younger? You are a wealth of knowledge. With online mentoring, there’s an easy way to use your past experiences to have spiritual conversations.
Online mentoring connects people asking questions to Christians who are willing to have a conversation. Wikipedia describes mentorship as “an ongoing relationship of learning, dialog, and challenge.” Mentoring is sowing and cultivating into the lives of others, so that through faith, both will see the harvest.
The opportunity is huge. Together with our partners, we have 20,000 people a week asking questions, seeking answers to life issues, or wanting to know more about God and discover Jesus. Even with almost 1,000 mentors worldwide it is impossible to keep up. That’s where you come in. People are searching, and we need your help to make sure someone is there to provide answers and, ultimately, to share the hope of Christ.
Mentoring is easy, safe, and effective. As a mentor, you get to choose the types of questions that match your experience and you can set how many questions you want to receive each week. Community Leaders are there to help, and our software will protect your privacy. (You’ll never have to give out your personal email address.)
Hugh, one of our mentors, had this to say about his experience:
“I love it. My wife passed away last Christmas so I’m alone now in the world. The mentoring of other people really has been a life-saver for me. It has helped so much. I prayed for a ministry I could become involved with, and God certainly answered my prayer with The Life Project and Power to Change.”
Mentoring is an excellent way to put into practice all the things you’re learning on this life journey.
If you love God and know how to use email, you have the skills to be a mentor. It’s easy to fill out an application. You’ll be asked about your faith journey and we’ll also need the phone number of someone who can give you a spiritual reference – your small group leader or pastor or someone else who knows you well.
The form will also give you a chance to tell us which subjects you feel comfortable talking about. There are several different kinds of mentoring – prayer mentors, teen mentors, study coaches, and more. Learn more about mentoring at tmm.io.