Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.
Being a successful mentor is not just about having the right skills and knowledge. It's also vital to be the right kind of person.
- Character is vitally important in a mentoring relationship.
- Jesus sets the example for the character of a mentor.
- How to know if you possess the right kind of character (Luke 6:45).
- How to grow in personal character. (Prov 3:11-12, 1 Cor 15:33).
See Also: Mentoring Basics
Talk About It
- What’s your initial reaction to this topic?
- Do you agree or disagree that a mentor’s character is more important than his or her skills and knowledge?
- What qualifites of Jesus strike you as being important for a mentor to develop?
- Look at the list of character and attitudes above. What would you add to the list as important?
- How comfortable are you with being transparent about your life with your mentoree? Explain.
- Why is patience especially important when mentoring someone from a Latter-day Saint background?
- Which best describes your growth in Christ-like character right now: growing; stagnant; going backwards?
- How open are you to receiving God’s discipline in your life – even when it’s painful?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.