Encouragement for Women Investing in the Next Generation of Women

Elizabeth, a mentor and confidant to Mary Dec10

As we approach this very special season of celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, I thought it would be appropriate to look at the relationship Mary had with her older relative, Elizabeth.  Soon after the angel’s appearance to Mary announcing she would bear the Savior of the world, the scripture says, “Now at […]

What younger women are looking for in a mentor Dec3

When I’m around younger women and talking about mentoring, I ask them what they are looking for in a mentor.  Here are some of their responses: A love for Jesus and a desire to share His love Authenticity, vulnerability, encourager, challenger to hold me accountable, wisdom (not in the sense of Bible scholar, but the […]

What a mentor is not Nov26

We’ve talked a lot about what a mentor is . . . now I want to take some time to talk about what a mentor is not.  Sometimes it is easy for these lines to be crossed, so being aware of this will help you not cross over. • You’re NOT going to be their […]

Your role as a mentor Nov19

Your role as a mentor is not about teaching or lecturing.  However, there are some important things you’ll do that are significant in fulfilling your role.  Younger women are looking for someone they can get to know and learn from.  Your greatest impact will be from your life experiences. • You’re going to LISTEN.  The […]

Importance of the mentor’s personal walk Nov12

One thing I’ve found that younger women want from a mentor is AUTHENTICITY.  You cannot lead someone to where you’re not.  I’m constantly challenged as a mentor to make sure I’m keeping my own relationship with the Lord strong.  I can only give from what the Lord has given to me, and anything I give […]

What are women looking for in a mentor? Nov5

You might be saying to yourself, “I’m not qualified to be a mentor?” or “I don’t feel comfortable leading a group,” or “I’m not a Bible teacher.”  There are many things that keep women from stepping out and mentoring younger women.  If you’re like me, anything that makes me step out of my comfort zone, […]

Jesus’ command to make disciples Oct29

Jesus chose to plant His life in the lives of the twelve disciples.  He chose to plant the seeds of faith through example, teaching, correction, serving, and loving.  Jesus taught them everything His Father had taught Him and modeled Kingdom living for them.  When His purpose was accomplished here on earth, He then passed the […]

Hear what young women are saying Oct22

As we follow what God has called older women to do in Titus 2:3-5, we cannot imagine how God will use us.  I know some of you are probably struggling with questions such as, “Am I equipped to mentor younger women?”, “Can I make a difference in a younger woman’s life?”, “Will younger women connect […]

Does God want me to mentor? Oct15

I ask this question to myself in October every year, since I begin my mentoring year in January. When I had children still at home, summer was when I would pray about the ministry He wanted me to focus during the coming school year.  If you have children still at home, you are mentoring.  You’re […]

Order and selection of topics Oct8

Titus2 provides for each mentor a suggested order or topics.  There is a reason for this.  God has called each of us to make disciples – followers of Christ.  So the most important topic we cover focuses on our relationship with God.  We start there, and continue to encourage and challenge your mentees to grow […]

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