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.

Key Points:

  • 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
  1. What’s your initial reaction to this topic?
  2. Do you agree or disagree that a mentor’s character is more important than his or her skills and knowledge?
  3. What qualifites of Jesus strike you as being important for a mentor to develop?
  4. Look at the list of character and attitudes above. What would you add to the list as important?
  5. How comfortable are you with being transparent about your life with your mentoree? Explain.
  6. Why is patience especially important when mentoring someone from a Latter-day Saint background?
  7. Which best describes your growth in Christ-like character right now: growing; stagnant; going backwards?
  8. How open are you to receiving God’s discipline in your life – even when it’s painful?
  9. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.