12 QUALITIES OF A SPIRITUAL MENTOR

May 7, 2013 at 6:16 AM 4 comments

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If you can say “YES” to these 12 statements…then YOU are ready to disciple! 
 

1. I’ve surrendered my heart and life to Christ…

2. Christ is the most important person in my life, and I have a genuine desire to know Him better.

3. I’m continually growing in my understanding of God’s Word, and am committed to continue to grow, even as I mentor.

4. I’m not perfect, yet I’ve walked obediently with Christ for a while now, and I regularly fellowship with other believers.

5. I believe THE GREAT COMMISSION gives me the responsibility, authority, and ability to make disciples, and I’m excited about investing in the life of a younger believer.

6. I have time in  my schedule for mentoring, or am willing to make time by clearing my schedule.

7. I’m willing to “do life” with a younger believer and pass on to them what Christ has taught me – modeling authenticity, love, and obedience to the best of my ability, and encouraging them to pass on what they learn to others.

8. When I don’t have the answers, I’m willing to help find them; when I feel I’m in over my head, I’m humble enough to “refer out” to others.

9. I’m willing to train up a younger believer in the way he/she should go, rather than trying to make them just like me – and am committed to helping him/her fulfill their unique calling in Christ.

10. I’m committed to partnering with a younger believer, as they partner with Christ in their lives, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

11. I’m well aware that God produces the growth, not me – so I hold the mentoring relationship with an open hand, trusting God to complete what He started in each believer – as He sees fit.

12. More than anything else, I want to know Christ better, become more like Him…and help others to know Him!

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  • 1. nflmoney  |  May 7, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    This is really good, my favorite is # 9 9. I’m willing to train up a younger believer in the way he/she should go, rather than trying to make them just like me – and am committed to helping him/her fulfill their unique calling in Christ.

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    • 2. Kimosphere  |  May 8, 2013 at 9:17 AM

      Thanks, Evan! I know you are committed to those things and that you care deeply about helping people fulfill their unique calling in Christ. Love you, brother!

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  • 3. Danie Marie  |  May 7, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Your list of 12 is tried and true. While not perfect, I’ve done my best to mentor several throughout my life. Right now, I don’t feel the call, but if my daughter-in-love wants to again, I’d be more than willing. Good list Kim. 🙂
    Love ~ Danie

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    • 4. Kimosphere  |  May 8, 2013 at 9:16 AM

      There are definitely times & seasons for mentoring. Glad the list resonates and hope it will be useful to you (and your daughter-in-love) when the time is right for you to mentor again!

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TEN WAYS TO LOVE

1. LISTEN without interrupting
(Proverbs 1:8)

2. SPEAK without accusing
(James 1:19)

3. GIVE without sparing
(Proverbs 21:26)

4. PRAY without ceasing
(Colossians 1:9)

5. ANSWER without arguing
(Proverbs 17:1)

6. SHARE without pretending
(Ephesians 4:15)

7. ENJOY without complaint
(Philippians 2:14)

8. TRUST without wavering
(I Corinthians 13:7)

9. FORGIVE without punishing
(Colossians 3:13)

10. PROMISE without forgetting
(Proverbs 13:12)

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