Mentorship Means Giving Time, Access, Instruction and Opportunity
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Mentorship Means Giving Time, Access, Instruction and Opportunity

Modeling, Instruction, Time, Access, Opportunity Biblical Basis:

2Ti 2:1

• Jesus mentored the Twelve—“his own who were in the world” (John 13:1)—to know him (and, through him, to know the Father) and to re-present God's love

in the world.• Jethro to Moses, Moses to Joshua, Eli to Samuel, Elijah to Elisha, Mordecai to

Esther, Jesus to His disciples, Barnabas to Paul, Paul to Timothy and John Mark, and Timothy

Awareness of what you are mentoring:

• What are you projecting? Character traits, hard work, seriousness, love and care, integrity, faithfulness, fruit of the Spirit.

2Ti 3:10

Time, official and unofficial:

Luk 5:27 After these things He went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, "Follow Me." 28 So he left all, rose up, and followed Him.

  • Answer questions, prep for presentation of studies, critique of study after the study 
  • Time spent talking about the bible, principles, life principles 
  • Time in social situations modeling character as a whole 
  • Pray with 

Find or create opportunities to practice teaching

Rom 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7

or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

2Ti 1:6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

  • Have a Saturday practice or a periodic meeting to practice with peers 
  • Encourage use by other ministries for giving devotion prior to service 
  • Use them in Home Groups 
  • Allow them to give announcements 
  • Use them at special events, men’s, youth, outreaches etc. 
  • Have them give devotions on a mission trip or Israel trip, etc. 
  • When you believe they are ready, allow them to teach from the pulpit, Wednesdays and then possibly Sunday. 
  • Always provide help before and critique after. 

Be honest and always be positive but honest

  • Pro 15:23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And a word spoken in due season, how good it is! 
  • Pro 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold In settings of silver. 12 Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold Is a wise rebuker to an obedient ear. 
  • Pro 27:5 Open rebuke is better Than love carefully concealed. 
  • Pro 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. 
  • Eph 4:25 Therefore, putting away lying, "LET EACH ONE OF YOU SPEAK TRUTH WITH HIS NEIGHBOR," for we are members of one another. 
  • Eph 4:29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 

Modeling, Instruction, Time, Access, Opportunity

As Senior Pastor since 1997 Rod Carver graduated from CCU in Biblical Studies with a focus on leadership. Since then he has completed a ThD and pursues opportunities to keep learning and teaching. He has a passion to mentor and encourage younger pastors and missionaries.

He is a regular contributor to various websites and is currently working on a book on marriage counseling. Blessed to be called to Corpus Christi Texas, Pastor Rod works with other pastors in the area to affect political and societal change through the proclamation of the Word of God.


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