Four Power Steps to Disciple Men Through One-on-One Mentoring.
Once we make God our first priority in life and acknowledge who we are in Christ, only then can we approach life in a God honoring way. By and large, this is not the message marketed to men.
We want to challenge them (many who have been in the church all of their lives) to get off of the mother’s milk and onto a healthy diet of the meat from God’s Word (I Corinthians 3:2). Pointing out this vital difference to them will insure that they go deeper.
Mentoring is an apprenticeship in becoming Christ-like. In a recent CMN survey, the strongest reason men gave for wanting to be mentored was that they wanted a more spiritually mature man to walk with them to teach them how to live the Christian life according to what the Bible taught.
The reason most gave for staying at it and going on to mentor others was because of the lasting relationships that were developed during the mentoring process both with their mentor and those whom they mentored.
The Four Steps to More Powerful Mentoring
- Step One: Engage men in the mentoring process.
- Step Two: Equip men to become loving obedient followers of Christ.
- Step Three: Empower men to rely on the Word of God and the Holy Spirit.
- Step Four: Employ men in the activity of mentoring other men.