Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

We can help former Mormons most not by focusing on beliefs alone, but by helping them work through culture shock and discover a new identity in Christ.

Key Points:

  • Don’t Stereotype
  • Be Patient, Not Pushy
  • Go Beyond Doctrine
  • Encourage a Connection with a Church
  • Beware of Their Feelings
  • Let Them Take Responsibility
  • Help Them See That God Is at Work

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Talk About It
  1. “Our ultimate goal is to help a former Mormon navigate a cultural journey to find a new identity in Christ.” Do you agree or disagree, and why?
  2. What are some reasons why it is hard to be patient with ex-Mormons on their journey?
  3. Why is it so important to be patient?
  4. What are some important issues transitioning Mormons need to deal with besides doctrine? Explain.
  5. What should you keep in mind as you introduce your former Mormon friend to your church?
  6. How can you help your friend identify and own their feelings during the transition journey?
  7. What does it mean for your ex-LDS friend to “take responsibility for the transition process?”
  8. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Mentoring Former Mormons Training series.