If there is one thing a leader loves, it’s getting stuff done. Someone wise once put it like this,”Leaders have a bias toward action.” For the Church, when leaders take action it results in God’s people being equipped and empowered to make more disciples of Jesus. Nothing will ever be more important than this. As a leader you probably hate roadblocks to accomplishing this mission. And you also likely hate being told no when you feel it stops or stalls the progress. But what do you do when the obstacle seems to be another leader who is in authority over you?
So you want a mentor, but have no idea how to find one. I can relate. For the past 15 years I’ve had to seek out every mentoring relationship I’ve ever had, and eventually formed a step-by-step process to determine who I want to speak into my life and how to make that happen. If you want a mentor, here are 8 steps you can take to find, land, and get the most out of your mentoring relationships.
I always thought the most important thing I’d learn in my first year of ministry would be ministry related. And it is. But I thought I’d learn a skill, method or truth that would make me a better pastor, preacher, teacher or writer. Looking back, I did learn a lot in my first year out of seminary, but nothing came close to the single greatest thing I learned.