Philosophy, Theology, Values, & Outcomes
Introduction - Relationships that Make
"There is no such
thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands
of others. Everyone
ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word
of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up
of our character and of our thoughts, as well as
George Matthew Adams
The Scripture offers several examples of transforming
- Moses / Joshua
- Elijah / Elisha
- Eli / Samuel
- Naomi / Ruth
- Elizabeth / Mary
/ 12 & 3
- Barnabus / Saul
- Paul & Silas / Barnabus & John
- Paul / Timothy
- Aquilla & Priscilla
Mike Slaughter - The biblical model
of discipleship is not directly based on an institutional
classroom methodology. Discipleship emerges from
a mentoring model. A teacher usually offers an
overall prescription for the entire group. The
applies biblical life principles to the unique
needs of the individual. Mentoring is personalized.
help us realize God’s will for our lives
through demonstration, encouragement, and accountability.
Mentoring/Coaching is about helping
another leader in process discover and fulfill God’s
will for their life. It is based on the assumption
an individual can go further and faster with someone
coaching them than they can on their own (Alan
Stanley). In ministry, we all need feedback from
care about God, who care about us, and care about
the advancement of the Kingdom of God. Mentors
observe, instruct (as needed/teachable moment),
Kinds of Relationships that Make a Difference:
- Modeling (leading by example):
KMN - Modeling is about living your life and exercising
your ministry with a competency and integrity that
can be observed and emulated. This can be intentional
(imparting skills/knowledge) – Apprentice
TLC – Mentoring is
centered on imparting skills, information,
and perspective to a learner.
AS – A mentor is usually an older
and more experienced person who provides
support to a younger less experienced
individual in a
S & C – Mentoring is
a relational experience in which
one person, who
knows or has experienced
something, transfers that something
(God-given resources of wisdom, information,
principles, insights, reflections,
perspectives) to a mentoree at an
appropriate time and
manners, so that it facilitates
development and empowerment.
MCS - Mentoring at Masters is a structured
relationship between a person, a mentor
the Holy Spirit, whereby the one being mentored
is developed and
to be what God has called him to
be and to do what God has called her to do.
- Coaching (catalyzing
TLC - Coaching is the
art of coming along side a leader and him
or her to grow. A good coach helps
people to reach their potential, fulfill
and be transformed for the better.
Coaches empower leaders who are ready and
able to take
for their lives to make the changes
they want to make. Coaches provide the
and accountability leasers need to
reach their God-given and God-intended
discipline required to realize God’s
desired results in the life of a developing
John Whitmore – Coaching is unlocking
potential to maximize their own performance. It
is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.
|Mode of Influence
common to All: Competence, Character,
Consistency, Credibility, Compassion.
Mentoring/Coaching vs. Counseling:
Is there a difference?
"The job of an consultant is to focused
on a current short term relationship aimed at
solving a current
specific problem. The job of a counselor is
to help an individual resolve issues of the past
to operate more effectively in the present.
A coach helps us assess the present so that we
more effectively in the future. Coaching is
not primarily about problem-solving. Coaching’s
focus is on enhancing performance."
in the Individual – 2
Great coaching is modeled after God’s advocacy for us. Seeing life as purposeful
and having faith in our destiny, the coach works at change within the context
of being 100% on our side. A coach believes in the client’s relationship
with God, ability to make great changes, and capacity to steward his or her own
life. Combining this faith perspective with a transparent, unconditional relationship
literally unleashes the power of God for change in the client’s life.
Essential to mentoring is the recognition that God has shaped people uniquely
with various gifts, abilities, passions, personality, and experiences (SHAPE).
Everyone has value to God – there are no zeros.
Because we believe in the individual, we will ask questions instead of telling,
instead of giving advice, and honor the client as the expert on his or her
- God initiates Change
Whether we are aware of it or not, God is actively
implementing a personalized, long-term growth plan
to transform us into people of destiny. The coach
seeks out and aligns with God’s growth initiatives,
and calls the client to go to the deeper, transformational
level of engaging God’s purposes in a situation
instead of merely addressing the outward circumstances.
A great coach helps the client learn from every
experience, relationship, decision, difficulty
and joy in life
in order to grow toward his or her life purpose.
Because God initiatives change, we’ll depend
on teachable moments instead of teaching, seek
learning from every situation, and focus on building
instead of fixing people.
- Leaders take Responsibility
The capacity for leadership is directly related
to our capacity for taking responsibility. God
us by first giving us a stewardship over their
own lives, then gradually increasing our influence
responsibility to increase our capacity and character.
Recognizing the power of God’s approach,
a leadership coach structures the coaching relationship
to place ownership and responsibility with the
even the little things. Great coaching provides
support and accountability but takes great care
usurp choice and responsibility from the client.
Because leaders take responsibility, we’ll
allow the client to se the agenda, choose actions
steps and makes the calls; wherever possible we’ll
give responsibility instead of taking it on ourselves,
The MCS mentoring model is designed
to heighten the academic experience of students training
by enabling them to integrate knowledge and experience
by involving them in the life of a local church and
a local church pastor. This kind of exposure is intended
to give the student a growth environment where their
character and their ministry will be molded and shaped
for future ministry.
We anticipate that through this mentoring
model, students will:
- Have a Spirit-filled lifestyle that
is thoroughly Pentecostal in experience, perspective
- Be able to translate his/her Biblical
understanding into a Christian worldview;
- Have a commitment to furthering his/her
- Be submitted to an ongoing process
of spiritual formation;
- Have an ability to relate the gospel
to an ever-changing culture.
- Student should become
more self-aware of who they are (reflection -> learning).
- Student will have worked out the sense
of calling in their lives.
- Student will have identified their
personal and ministry gifts.
- Student will have worked through understanding
how their calling is realized in ministry.
- Student will have developed a personal
- Student will have learned how to initiate
and develop a mentoring relationship.
- Student will have learned how to end
- Student will take away the value of
a continual engagement of mentors throughout
- Invest in the life of a student.
- Develop skill to guide and facilitate
- Learn to ask powerful questions.
- Learn to listen to the kingdom dynamics
working in others.
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