10 QUALITIES OF A SPIRITUAL MENTOR

If you can say YES to all ten…you’re qualified to be a spiritual mentor!

  1. I’ve surrendered my heart and life to Jesus and He is the most important person in my life. More than anything else, I want to know Christ better, become more like Him…and help others to know Him!
  1. I’m continually growing in my understanding of God’s Word and it deeply affects the way I think and live.
  1. Even though I’m not perfect, I’ve walked obediently with Jesus for a while now and am part of a regular church fellowship.
  1. I believe Jesus’ final words in Matthew 28:18-20 give me the responsibility, authority, and ability to make disciples and I’m excited about investing in the life of a younger believer.
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I have time or am willing to make time in my schedule to mentor someone.
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I’m willing to model authenticity, love, and obedience to Christ to the best of my ability, and to encourage the person I invest in to do the same for others.
  1. When I don’t have an answer, I’m willing to say “I don’t know” and find the answers together.
  1. I’m willing to help a younger believer become all Christ has created and redeemed her to be – even if that’s different from me.
  1. I’m willing to partnering with her, as she partners with Christ to build her foundation on Him, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  1. I’m well aware that God produces the growth, not me. So I’m willing to hold the mentoring relationship with an open hand, trusting God to complete what He starts in each believer, as He sees fit.

 

4 Comments

  1. nflmoney on 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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    • Kimosphere on 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!

  2. Danie Marie on 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

    • Kimosphere on 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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