Archive for January 13th, 2009

Youth Ministry Mentorship Open Now


I had the privilege to be part of a Youth Ministry Mentor program back in the Fall through Tim Schmoyer’s blog and will be taking part in mentoring another new Youth Pastor beginning in February.  This person could be you!  

If you are new to Youth Ministry, within the last two years, you could receive up to ten weeks of mentoring with a seasoned Youth Pastor who desires to help you along in your leadership development.  You can check out more about this here  and apply for the mentorship here.

One very exciting development within this Youth Ministry Mentor program is the sponsorship that has come from Lifeway Students.  Lifeway Students is sending mentors and mentees the following list of resources absolutely free, valued at $269, just because they appreciate that you invest so much of yourself into students — let them invest a bit back into you and your ministry.

  • Transforming Student Ministry
  • Experiencing God: Student Edition
  • Fuel: 2 Volume 1
  • Insider DVD pack for teen girls
  • Survival Kit
  • Complete, A Life Of Purity
  • Apply!

    If you’ve been in youth ministry for 2 years or fewer and would like to have a FREE one-on-one youth ministry mentor for 10 weeks, read the official Youth Ministry Mentorship page. The link to the application is there. It’s open to anyone who serves in youth ministry in any capacity, whether that be on a volunteer basis or as a full-time youth pastor.

    The application period is open for only 11 days. After January 24, no further applications will be accepted for this round. Read an overview of the mentorship and apply there.

    As you can understand, we have a limited number of mentors, so you may not be one of the 13 chosen this time around, but keep your eye on this site because this is an on-going program. The next round will be in August 2009 sometime. Subscribe to the RSS feed or by email to stay up-to-date.

    A former mentee’s perspective

    As I said at the beginning of this post, I had the privilege of being a mentor in the last round of this program and have connected with a great, young leader down in Georgia.  If you’d like to see an example of what you’re in for, check out Danny Eiler’s blog. Throughout his mentorship with me, one of the mentors, Danny blogged about our conversations for all to see. You can expect amazing personalized youth ministry training just like what Danny writes about.

    Don’t wait!  If you are looking for an opportunity to have some personalized one-on-one mentoring apply today.