Mentoring as Theological Integration
May 04, 2012 by Don Payne | 0 Comments
Sitting at The Navigators' Glen Eyrie Castle during the 2012 mentoring conference that Denver Seminary is co-sponsoring with the Navigators and the International Christian Mentoring Network. Had some rich conversations with folks from fascinating ministry situations; all trying to incorporate mentoring into their ministry setting.
One chat raised the issue of mentoring as a vital means of helping people integrate all aspects of their lives around Jesus Christ. We recalled Abraham Kuyper's famous statement that there is not one inch of creation that Christ does not claim as Lord (or something close to that). So, even though lots of people talk about and incorporate mentoring into their work for various forms of personal and professional development (faith-based or not), we must never lose the vision that mentoring should be about so much more! It is a unique relational process that can help us make those elusive connections between Christ's Lordship over our lives and the specific challenges we face, the tasks we undertake, the problems we must solve, the joys we experience, and the opportunities we must steward.
Mentoring is a powerful catalyst for theological integration of life so that all of life can come alive to God!