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Each student accepted into the Studies in Ministry Minor will be paired with a mentor from the Holland and/or Hope community. This mentoring relationship will last two years. Mentors will be chosen in conversation with students, the Director of the minor, and the Coordinator of Mentoring and Internships.
The Purpose of the Mentoring Program is:
To provide faithful mentors to students in the Studies in Ministry Minor as these students grow in their Christian faith,discern their spiritual gifts and callings, and enter into ministry responsibilities. Mentors will help students process their faith journeys and ministry experiences, as well as be a source of spiritual nourishment and encouragement. They will also help students to become aware of the importance of finding ways to remain spiritually nourished as they become Christian leaders.
The type of mentoring envisioned here is “spiritual mentoring,” which can be defined as “a triadic relationship between mentor, mentoree, and the Holy Spirit, where the mentoree can discover, through the already present action of God, intimacy with God, ultimate identity as a child of God and a unique voice for kingdom responsibility.”1
If you are a mentor or are considering becoming a mentor, these documents and forms may be helpful to you:
1 Keith R. Anderson and Randy D. Reese, Spiritual Mentoring: A Guide for Seeking and Giving Direction (Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1999), 12.