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

To help a former Mormon find a new identity in Christ, you must understand that Mormonism is not just a belief system, but an all-encompassing identity.

Key Points:

  • Mormonism Is a Cultural Identity
  • What Is Culture?
  • Variations in Mormon Culture
  • Culture Shock
  • Adapting to a New Church
  • Don’t Neglect the “Journey” Issues

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Talk About It
  1. Define “culture.” What are some elements of your church’s unique culture?
  2. Why is it more helpful while mentoring former Mormons to think of Mormonism as a culture more than a cult? Explain.
  3. Have you lived in a foreign culture for any length of time? Did you experience culture shock? If so, what was it like?
  4. What are some of the challenges that might hinder a former Mormon from developing a healthy relationship with a Christian congregation?
  5. As a mentor, which is more important to help an ex-Mormon deal with: doctrinal issues, or emotional, cultural, and identity issues? Explain.
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Mentoring Former Mormon Training series.