THESE ARE EXCITING TIMES FOR Christian Mentors Network!
I am pleased to announce our accreditation from the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA). It’s mission statement is “Enhancing Trust in Christ-Centered Churches and Ministries”.
Spanish translation project funded because of your generosity, the $5,000 matching funds campaign for the Spanish-speaking mentor study books has now been met!
We are deeply grateful to share the status of our Spanish Translation campaign. Also, I would like to tell you about another very generous ministry partner who wants to see CMN grow and fulfill specific projects that broaden our reach to make disciple-makers for Christ.
We have added several new donors as a result of this campaign who heard about the need and joined in to make this happen. In addition, we’ve now received the matching $5,000 from Mission Increase Foundation. This grant came from another very generous CMN ministry partner who has a heart for getting CMN’s Mentoring His Way translated into Spanish for the Hispanic communities.
May God be praised! We are now doing additional work in preparation for the editing and publishing process. Continue to pray with us for each step of the way. Thank you to all who participated.
Catch the vision – Growth Projects Campaign
The excitement of the CMN vision is catching on! Within the last few weeks, an additional $30,000 matching funds donation has been given. This enables CMN to update our ministry tools! Praise God for the generous heart of His people!
For each of the five growth projects listed below, your specific gift will be matched dollar for dollar:
- $12,500 CMN books layout / cover revision
- $5,000 CMN website upgrade
- $10,000 General ongoing operations fund
- $2,000 CMN promo video
- $500 Develop a Word Power phone app.
Our priority project is to revise the Mentoring His Way study books. Our books need to be professionally edited to appeal to a wider and younger audience.
We’ve already received matching funds of $6,000 toward general operations and $1,200 toward the revision of the books.
Your gift of any amount is deeply appreciated and will go toward building CMN’s growth for ministry outreach. And remember… it will be matched!
Please mail your check to the CA address and indicate what project you want to support or go to our “Giving” page, to donate online.
I thank Him for all of you.
Every Believer a Disciple-Maker
Dr. Roy L. Comstock
Meet the Iowa Revolution Team – Dave Stiltz, Mark Cobler, Mike Wieskamp and Pat Edwards
In Feb 2014, Mark Cobler, along with his friend Dave Stiltz, were attending the Man in the Mirror (MIM) annual FUEL Conference in Orlando, FL. While there, Mark was encouraged by another MIM Area Director Mike Grimm to attend the Christian Mentors Network (CMN) Workshop. Since Mike already had a personal connection with Dr. Roy Comstock and spoke very highly of him, both Mark and Dave decided to attend the CMN Workshop.
Throughout the fall of 2014 and into 2016 the stories of four men tell how they began to mentor others as they were being mentored.
As Mark Cobler describes it, “God organically opened so many doors that we saw an explosion of growth. We all had learned that any man can teach what he knows, but he can only reproduce who he is. BEING must come before DOING.”
Pat Edwards says, “This curriculum happens to be packed with a lot of Scripture and so between that and sharing your life with another individual it makes for one transforming event in your life. So be warned, if you don’t want to change, this mentoring thing is not for you. But if you are ready for the adventure of a lifetime and want to see God reveal Himself to you and others; then come on in. You will never be the same!”
Dave Stiltz says, “There is a part of every man longing to belong. Mentoring is life-giving and the investment of time and commitment yields resounding fulfillment. I challenge anyone to use Mentoring His Way!”
Mike Wieskamp says, “I had been involved in leading outreach and local mission teams at several churches for over 15 years. I have seen folks come into the church for a hot meal, a saving word, or a new direction. I have seen people transformed; or at least I thought I did. Watching people absorb the Mentoring His Way materials and become spiritually mature is the real definition of transformation.”
Together, using Mentoring His Way and forming accountability groups through TriCord teams, these men are reaching out to numerous churches. And, collectively they are catalysts for potentially thousands in what Jesus called each believer to “the Great Commission.” Or as these men refer to: “The Iowa Revolution.”
Together we praise our UNSTOPPABLE God.
We hope you enjoy reading some of the testimonials the Christian Mentors Network has received over the years:My Experience with Mentoring His Way – Christian Mentor’s Network I wanted to take a minute and share some thoughts about the impact that Christian Mentor’s Network has had on my life and ministry. It has made a meaningful difference in my personal life as both a father and husband, and has given me the tools that I have been looking for to grow both discipleship and outreach at our church. How has this been so? As a father, I have been using the mentoring course with both my college aged boys. We were unable to complete all the sessions in-person, so now we go through the material over Skype! It gives us not only a reason to stay in contact, but it causes us to talk about significant matters of faith, rather than just chat about the mundane issues of the day. This is especially important given the critical and formative stage of life they are in. What a blessing to have the tools and the occasion as a father to stay spiritually connected with my sons! As a husband, I can say that my wife and I had a great relationship before I experienced the mentoring program. However, through mentoring I have become more aware of myself, and the issues of being a Godly man in the home, such that I believe my wife would tell you that our relationship is even stronger as a result of the things I have learned and put in practice. In fact, the mentoring course has challenged me to be much more intentional about the time I spend with my wife and the kinds of goals that we work together on. As a pastor, the Mentoring His Way course has provided me with a way to equip people for ministry. People come to church hungry for the Word but many won’t take a small group study, nor will they read the books I may give them. However, when someone offers to sit down with them one on one, they find that they will commit, and go deeper in their faith than ever before. But … Read more