Hello Dear Friend!
I am so excited that you are interested in participating in the “Step by Step Mentoring Ministry”! This is a new ministry that we are so excited about launching this year. Here are a few things you might want to know about “Step by Step”.
What is the Mentoring Ministry?
It is a ministry for women of all ages based on Titus 2:3-5. It is a ministry that intentionally develops friendships among women of different generations. Women invest in the lives of each other through encouragement, guidance, listening, laughing and loving. The goal is to form strong and lasting relationships that are a source of support, growth and strength.
What is a Mentor and what does she do?
A mentor is a wise woman who is mature in faith and consistent in godly conduct.
She is willing to listen, share skills, and provide a positive perspective for life experiences.
She provides wisdom and offers a spiritually sound, safe and fun friendship to a younger woman.
“One leads simply because she knows the path a little better.”
What is a Merea and what does she do?
“Merea” is a Hebrew term that means "young friend." A merea is a woman who welcomes the insight and knowledge of a more mature woman. She desires to develop certain skills and/or strengths for her personal, spiritual journey. She is looking for a woman who has dealt with the struggles she now faces.
Why have a Mentoring Ministry?
The Lord commands us to tell the next generation – Psalms 145:4, 48:13, 71:18, and 78:4.
Teaching what we’ve learned is the Lord’s plan for growth and maturity – Titus 2:2-5.
Spiritual friendships are extremely valuable in a woman’s life - Proverbs 27:9and17.
What commitment does the Mentoring Ministry require?
Your commitment will be from March to December about 9 months for 2011.
You agree to make contact once a week, i.e., email, calls, card, etc.
You agree to meet once a month, i.e., church, Bible study, fun activities, etc.
You agree to pray for each other regularly.
What are the important Mentoring dates and deadlines?
You can join the Mentoring Ministry from January 1, 2011 until February 20, 2011.
The Mentoring Prayer Team will pray over all profile sheets from February 20 until February 27.
Mentoring Matches will be made on February 27, 2011.
The Mentors will be called by someone on the Kingdom Women Team.
You will be contacted by your Mentor the week of February 28, 2011.
You and your partner attend the “Meet Your Match”, date to be announced.
How will I be “matched” with my partner?
It is a two-step process:
STEP 1: You must complete the profile sheet in the back of this booklet, and turn it into the church office by February 20, 2011.
STEP 2: Your profile sheet will be prayed over for 7 days. The Kingdom Women Team will determine the partners and begin calling the Mentors. Mentors will then call their new Mereas.
Can I choose my Mentoring partner?
Sorry, but no. We are allowing the Lord to make that choice. We choose best when we leave the choice to Him.
Do I have to be a member of the church to participate?
No, membership is not required; however, you must have evidence of faithfulness.
That we might be mutually encouraged by each others faith, both yours and mine.
I look forward to praying with and for each and everyone of you! Please contact me if you have any questions or if there is anything that I can help you with.
Director of Women’s Ministry
“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”
Step by Step Registration for 2011 has now closed. Please contact Angela Carl Buck for more information.