The concept of mentoring is firmly rooted in Scripture, and examples of mentoring relationships abound. A mentor is one who establishes a relationship with another and helps him or her learn by sharing experiences, knowledge, wisdom, and God-given resources. Mentoring happens whenever someone comes along side and walks with another, for the purpose of giving instruction, support, and encouragement.
“Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” (2 Timothy 2:1-2)
Jesus spent much of His earthly ministry mentoring His disciples. He taught them how to pray, helped them grow spiritually, and instructed them in the way of salvation. The apostle Paul was a mentor to many, especially Timothy and Titus. Paul's letters to them are beautiful examples of mentoring instructions, warnings, and godly advice.
Mentoring relationships allow individuals or couples the opportunity to mutually encourage one another and help each other draw closer to Christ in their daily walk and closer to the Body of Christ.
“Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.” (Proverbs 27:17)
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