Here is a Mentor Moment I taped for use in the Peer Mentoring Conference held May 8-11 in Jos, Nigeria. It may be useful to you in your ministry.
What’s on my heart today are the people listed on our weekly Prayer Update and many more that we could not include in this week’s Prayer Update. I am humbled to know them and to pray for them. I am humbled to bring them before you, our community that prays. I am in awe at what they do in such hard circumstances. I am humbled at the fruit the Lord brings from their labors. I wish I could introduce each one of them to you personally. They are champions for the King in their part of the world.
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Ask the Lord which one or two of those mentioned in this week’s Prayer Update you can pray for regularly.
Thank you for praying. I am humbled that you do pray for these people.
Last week I shared a little about attending an Eastern Africa Gathering with my African brothers and sisters in Nairobi. This week, I’d like to share about one of the workshops presented at the MentorLink International Gathering which was a time of prayer, collaboration and fellowship with dozens of leaders from the MentorLink Movement.
In his workshop on Brokenness in Leadership Development, my dear friend Herman stated: In mentoring, we say: “the heart of mentoring is mentoring the heart.” The heart is the spring of life (Prov 4:23). Through mentoring we protect the leaders’ hearts from the forces of death attacking from all directions, so they can live and lead well. The kind of life and leadership outcome of every leader will be determined by the continuing formation of the heart. We can no longer ignore the development of a healthy and holy heart (the inner life) in developing leaders.
Herman then raised several significant questions for each leader to ponder. Take a moment now to really reflect on these questions below and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart.
Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give examples from your perspective and experience.