Mentoring Church Planters
This two-day intensive training is designed to equip district staff, pastors and professional church workers in the fine art of mentoring a church planter, domestic missionary and/or missional leader.
What is it to be a Mentor?
A mentor can be defined as someone who has been where you want to go and is both motivated and willing to help you get there.
Barnabas mentored Paul (Acts 9:26-30, 11:22-30)
Barnabas mentored John Mark (Acts 15:36-39)
Paul mentored Timothy (Acts 16:1-3)
Paul mentored Titus (2 Corinthians 7:6)
Priscilla and Aquilla mentored Apollos (Acts 18:1-3, 24-28)
In all of these relationships, the mentors came alongside the missionaries, pouring into them their faith, life-experiences, missionary expertise, encouragement and practical counsel. The mentors had been where the missionaries wanted to go - and were both motivated and willing to help them get there.
Dr. Peter Meier (Executive Director of the Center for United States Missions) leads this interactive training which is designed to (1) Provide a clear VISION of what God wants to accomplish through you when mentoring church planters (2) Guide the mentor candidates in preparing a PLAN to fulfill that vision and (3) Facilitate the preparation of a MENTOR MAP (Mentor Action Plan) of ACTION PLAN STEPS to fulfill your plan for effective mentoring.
Some of the mentoring modules of this training include:
Characteristics of a Model Mentor
Mentoring: A More Excellent Way to Build the Temple
Born to Reproduce Church Leaders
Jesus: The Perfect Mentor
Principles of Church Planting
What a Church Planter Needs for Spiritual Success
How to Recruit and Assess Church Planters
MENTOR MAP Writing
Mentor Skill Interactives in Triads
3D Approach to Leadership Development
Building a Launch Team
Four Phases of Church Planting
Avoiding Church Planting Landmines
Caring for your Planter in the Seasons of Church Planting
Building a Budget for the New Church
Mentoring your Church Planter toward a Godly Family
When your Church Planter Wants to Quit
Effective Mentor / Planter Meetings
Twenty Models for Church Planting
Mentoring Church Planters is available to you in two formats: (1) Two-Day On-site Seminar and (2) Ten Session Online Cohort.
For the 2-Day, On-site "Mentoring Church Planters" Training
$900 — Mentor Candidates from a District or Movement which is a Partner with the Center for United States Missions.
$1,800 — Mentor Candidates from a District or Movement which is not a Church Planting Partner with the Center for United States Missions.
For the Online Cohort
$1800 ... Mentor Candidates from a District or Movement which is a Partner with the Center for United States Missions.
$2,250 ... Mentor Candidates from a District or Movement which is not a Church Planting Partner with the Center for United States Missions.