#7 Top Ten Things I Learned in Seminary-Mentorship is Essential for Longevity in Ministry
#7- Mentorship is Essential For Longevity In Ministry
There are two ways mentorship is essential to longevity in ministry. One is being a mentee, the other is being a mentor.
As a Mentee:
- Being mentored helps you learn as you find your way through church ministry (including church politics).
- helps you pick up specific skills you lack (situational mentorship).
- helps you rely on others and not do it all yourself.
- helps you find your blind-spots (areas you don’t know you’re not good at).
- gives you fellowship with someone who ‘gets it.’
As a Mentor:
- Being a mentor helps keep your own game sharp as you help someone else sharpen theirs.
- helps you stay humble and reminded of your weaknesses.
- helps you be a better leader and teacher, practicing what you preach.
- helps you build into the future of Kingdom Ministry, instilling others with skills and ‘tricks of the trade.’
- helps you realize that it’s not all about you, there are things bigger and more important than the trivial things in your own life.
Both ways, mentoring helps build the Kingdom and facilitate growth of new leaders.