February 28, 2015 | By Charita |
Does mentoring really help you grow spiritually? I read an interesting article titled “Spiritual Mentors” by Chris Morton. Here is one of the things he states in the article. “To experience the abundant life, a spiritual apprentice will eventually need to take on the responsibility of teaching others. Helping others learn how to pray reminds the teacher of their own need to commune with God. Helping a student learn forgiveness makes the teacher more aware of their own relationships”. I have found that to be so true in my own experience as a mentor. Whenever I am having a mentoring session with a “mentee”, I am often reminded by the Holy Spirit of my own shortcomings and continued need to grow spiritually in the Lord. Chris Morton also goes on to state that “one of the best ways to learn is to teach”. Professor Robert Clinton notes six types of spiritual mentors—the Disciple, the Spiritual Guide, the Coach, the Counselor, the Teacher, and the Sponsor. I would agree with Professor Clinton that the “mentee” will need a different type of mentor based on where they are in their own spiritual growth. The most appropriate, helpful mentor depends on the mentees needs, personality and learning style.
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