Mentoring young leaders really does have the potential to change a generation and renew leadership in both the church and the nation.
A vital part of the Growing Leaders - Youth Edition course is a commitment to provide each young person with a mentor. This is an adult who can meet with them once each month for the duration of the course.
These meetings help the participant think and talk through the learning they are receiving and start to apply it in their own leadership situation. Each session includes some suggestions as to what might be helpful to discuss.
Included in the course pack is a whole section on mentoring which covers what mentoring is and how to select mentors. There is also a guide to give to new mentors, which includes tips and advice on how to be a mentor and a helpful review sheet which mentors can complete to keep a record of their meetings.
The book Growing Young Leaders, by Ruth Hassall, provides further advice and guidance for those mentoring teenagers.
'An inspiring and readable book in which Ruth grounds the theory of growing young leaders through mentoring with stories of her own practice.'
Sharon Prior, Leadership coach and co-founder of The Sophia Network.