Training and Mentoring for Mentors
Thank you for considering a commitment to mentor one of our seminary students. We all need mentors in life and the fact that you are willing to serve in this way is greatly appreciated! Denver Seminary considers the mentoring experience an integral part of the seminary experience; in fact, it is part of our DNA.
Mentors are busy. On top of your daily life, your student will be looking to you for recognition, support, challenge, inspiration and accountability. Your relational role involves meeting regularly with a student throughout the semester. Your student will develop a personal learning plan to address a growth need in their character development or their professional ministry skill. As you meet with your student, your guiding voice will help him or her identify formation needs and reflect on the practices they choose to engage each semester. Mentors will also be asked to meet with their student and the student’s assigned Mentoring Director twice during the student’s curriculum and offer regular feedback over the experience. More information about how to mentor a student is offered in a brief orientation we ask each new mentor to view online.
As you speak into your student’s life in a personal and practical way, your relationship will help them reflect holistically as they discern, develop, and manage their unique life and service beyond seminary.
As part of our gratitude for your commitment, we’ll offer you a couple of “mentor perks” – a Seminary library card and the ability to audit classes for a small registration fee. (Course audits are limited to space available, one per semester, and your student must be enrolled in a T/M course during that semester).
For more information, please contact Lianne Nikkel.