30-The Disciple As A Mentor Part 3

Day 30: The Disciple as a Mentor – Part 3 – The Training Begins

An Intimate Walk with Jesus – A 30 Day Quiet Time Series
In this lesson, we will depart from the usual format used and give you a checklist of areas to look at in your mentoring of other people. It is always good to look and see whether we are covering all areas of mentoring in order to help people grow. Here are specific things we should be doing with people we mentor:
A. Pray
Make sure, first of all, that you do it.
Teach them how to pray (for example- Matthew 6:9-15).
Discuss and teach them concerning any misconceptions they have about prayer.

B. Follow-up
Make sure you follow up in any areas you discussed from the last time you were together, either during your scheduled times together or any impromptu times throughout the week.

C. Their Marriage
If married, make sure this is an area you talk about often, as this relationship, more than any other human relationship, will affect them.
1. The husband’s role (Ephesians 5:25-33 / I Peter 3:7).
2. The wife’s role (Ephesians 5:22 / I Peter 3:1-6).
3. Bring up any areas you see they need help in as you have spent time together.
4. Are they praying together?

D. Their Children
If the individual has children, make sure this is discussed often, as children can have the most profound impact on their parents.
1. Any area of concern about their children.
2. The whole area of discipline.
3. Any struggles/questions with the husband’s/wife’s role in raising the children.
4. Are they having regular family devotionals?

E. Dating Relationships
Some areas to discuss:
1. Purity – Ephesians 5:3-4
2. Not running ahead of where the relationship realistically should be.

F. Addressing Life-Dominating Sins
Address areas in the lives of those whom you mentor where there is recurring sin.
1. Don’t be naïve. Satan will come back to tempt them again (Luke 4:13).
2. Keep stressing the putting-off of the old self and the putting-on of the new self (Ephesians 4:20-5:3ff).

G. Bible Study
Some areas to discuss:
1. Discuss how their quiet times are going (for example, any problems, questions, what they are learning).
2. Share what you have learned from your own quiet times.
3. Discuss the Sunday sermon, Wednesday class, etc.

H. Evangelism
Some areas to discuss:
1. Make sure you know how they are doing in this area.
2. Any problems or discouragements.
3. Specific people they are studying with.
4. Address any comments they made as the two of you studied the Bible with a non-Christian.
5. Talk about boldness and how to overcome timidity.

I. Perfecting Other Christians
In order for the mentoring process to continue, the person you are mentoring needs to be faithful in their mentoring of others. Some areas to cover:

1.      Are there any problems they do not know how to handle?

 

J. Our Walk With God
Some areas to discuss:

1.      Are they still living by faith? (Hebrews 11:6; 12:38).

2.      Are they pursuing holiness in their lives? (Proverbs 8:13; Hebrews 12:14).

3.      Is there peace in their life? (Romans 5:1).

4.      Is there a spirit of thankfulness? (Colossians 3:15; 4:2).

5.      Are they still motivated by grace? (I Corinthians 15:10; Ephesians 2:8-10).

6.      Are they growing in their boldness? (II Timothy 1:7).

7.      Are there any hints of a complaining spirit? (Philippians 2:14-15).

8.      Make sure those whom you are mentoring are solution-oriented in their mentoring of others.

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