Why Should I Get a Mentor?

Being a Christian is not easy. Scripture constantly affirms this. We are called to take up our cross and follow Jesus daily (Luke 9:23). However, God has called those that are older to invest in those that are younger in order to teach them, equip them, and build them as they work to look more and more like Jesus. Paul tells the church in Corinth, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1). Those that are older in our church, or any church for that matter, typically have been walking with Christ longer than those younger than themselves. Thus, they have gained greater wisdom through their mistakes, successes, and encounters with Jesus. Therefore, we believe they need to pour that wisdom into the younger generation in order to live a life honoring and pleasing to God.

Why We Say "Mentorship"

We try to avoid using the word discipleship. We call this mentorship, rather than discipleship, because we want everything we’re doing at Redemption Flagstaff to be discipleship in one way or another. So in a mentor relationship, the two should be doing life together. Whether that’s meeting at a coffee shop, meeting at the mentor’s house, going on a hike together, or even just enjoying a meal together, the mentor and mentee should be experiencing life together. The truth is, we don’t just need help and encouragement in areas like reading our Bibles or our prayer life, but we need wisdom in areas like the workplace, relationships, family life, and much more.

How do I get a Mentor?

If you’re interested in joining into a mentor relationship or if you’re interested in becoming a mentor, you can go to the connect desk Sunday morning before and after church or you can send an email to Anthony at anthonygee@redemptionaz.com