Mentoring an Eternity Student2019-09-17T19:15:29+00:00
MENTORING AN ETERNITY STUDENT

Local Church Mentor Requirement

Every student enrolled at Eternity is required to have a Local Church Mentor. This Mentor is part of our commitment to partner with the local church, and ensure that the education received at Eternity is more than academic. The Mentor will ensure that insights and truths learned in the classroom will be applied in real life and church settings.

The student and Mentor should review the Local Church Mentor Policies and Procedures.  For further information, please contact our office.

Free Resource: Mentoring in the Church

We’re pleased to offer this free Silo course as a way to say “thank you” and to help prepare you for your role as a mentor. This 13 part video course will help provide a biblical basis for mentorship in the church and provide practical instruction for becoming a godly and effective mentor. Taught by local Pastor and Professor Chris Hay, who brings over 20 years of pastoral experience to the table.

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Free Resource: Mentoring in the Church

We’re pleased to offer this free Silo course as a way to say “thank you” and to help prepare you for your role as a mentor. This 13 part video course will help provide a biblical basis for mentorship in the church and provide practical instruction for becoming a godly and effective mentor. Taught by local Pastor and Professor Chris Hay, who brings over 20 years of pastoral experience to the table.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I assign reading or go through a book with my student?2018-10-30T18:19:04+00:00

That’s entirely up to you and your church leadership. Keep in mind, our professors generally assign a good deal of reading, so your student might already feel overwhelmed by their coursework. Consider talking about the reading and assignments they’re already doing, and helping them process all that they’re learning.

Can male mentors meet with female students (or vice versa)?2018-10-30T18:14:40+00:00

Mentors should be the same gender as their student, with exceptions made only when church leadership recommends otherwise.

How structured should our mentorship meetings be?2018-10-30T18:11:35+00:00

That’s entirely up to you and the recommendations of your church leadership. Our students come from a diverse range of church settings and traditions, so we defer to local church leadership in setting the structure of mentorship meetings. Our main concern is that students are growing in their faith and fleshing out what they’re learning with other believers. Some will meet weekly for coffee, and others will bring their student along while they go about their daily routine, either approach works. We do recommend that you maintain a set schedule for your meeting whenever possible.

Do I need to be a Pastor or church staff member to be a mentor?2018-10-30T18:19:56+00:00

Mentors do not need to be a pastor or church staff member, but they do need to be a mature believer in good standing with their home church.

How often should I meet with my student?2018-10-30T17:40:49+00:00

Ideally, students will meet weekly with their mentors. That said, we also understand that certain situations make weekly meetings difficult so we set our minimum requirement at twice a month (every other week). At the end of the semester, Mentors will be asked to report the frequency of their meetings. In the event that a student doesn’t fulfill the minimum requirements, they may be placed on Ministry probation.

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