You Can Mentor

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Spiritual activities for mentor relationships. Mentoring is modeling. The more spiritual practices and disciplines you can do together with your mentee, the better equipped they will be to walk with Jesus when no one else is around.
Emotional Mentoring Activities. No, we're not talking about being overly sensitive and dramatic. Cry all you want about it, but if you want to be a good mentor, you have to find practical ways to help your mentee understand their feelings and emotions.
Happy New Year y'all! Stephen is joined by new co-host Beth Winter to discuss the benefits, the barriers, and the practicals behind mentoring activities they've found to help connect with their mentees in a new series. This week's topic is physical activities.
Dante Stack from Faith Ascent joins Stephen today to share his experiences with mentoring young kids, the challenges he faced, and the lessons he learned while working with them.
Stephen and Zach interview Dr. Jean E. Rhodes. Youth mentoring is among the most popular forms of volunteering in the world. But does it work? Does mentoring actually help young people succeed? In her new book, Older and Wiser, mentoring expert Jean Rhodes draws on more than thirty years of empirical research to survey the state of the field.
Eric Swithin, Executive Director of Outdoor Adventures, joins Stephen today to discuss how his program utilizes nature to encourage bonding and transformation with mentees and their mentors.
Stephen is joined by Sacher Dawson, the executive director of Hope Farm in Fort Worth, TX today. They discuss what discipline looks like in the mentoring relationship, the importance of consistency across the board in the mentee's life, and how to start implementing that into your own mentor relationship.
Happy Thanksgiving y'all! Stephen is flying solo today as he shares three tips for how to model gratitude in your mentoring relationship in this short and practical Thanksgiving special.
Jim Wilder Ph.D. joins Stephen today to discuss the habits of RARE Mentors. The acronym comes from his book, Rare Leadership, and covers the importance of Remaining relational, Acting like yourself, Returning to joy, and Enduring hardship well.
Mary McGuire from Mentoring Tucson's Kids joins Stephen today to discuss the role a mentor plays in the life of a kid, practical ways to overcome trauma, and some resources for equipping mentors to have those awkward or difficult conversations with their mentee in the modern age.
Nick Schultz, the Bryan County Director at Xcel Mentoring, joins Stephen on the podcast for this episode. Today, they discuss Xcel's unique strategies for reaching new people, both mentors and mentees, stepping out in faith to meet a need, and Nick shares an example of what mentoring looks like while discouraged.
John Bower joins Stephen for the fourth and final part of our Relational Needs series. In today’s episode we’re going to cover the relational skills every mentor needs to respond to their mentee’s needs in productive ways. You may have a desire to meet relational needs, but not know how to approach it, how to talk about it, how to meet those needs healthily.
John Bower joins Stephen for part three of our Relational Needs series. Today, we discuss the obstacles to building relationship with your mentee. We cover what a healthy mentoring relationship looks like, what obstacles may be present, and how to overcome those obstacles.
John Bower joins Stephen for part two of our Relational Needs series. Today, we discuss the concept of the emotional cup, what causes us to leave emotions unprocessed, the importance of just being present, how to talk with your mentee about their emotions, and why it's important to differentiate between thoughts and feelings.
John Bower, the lead pastor at Normandy Church in Dallas, TX joins Stephen for the first of a four-part series on relational needs. This week, they discuss the pain and potential within relational needs, how shame can hinder us in meeting our relational needs, the role of attachment within relationship, why it's important for us to meet our relational needs outside of the mentor/mentee relationship, and how social media can shape our identity.
Jonathan Torres, the COO of Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) joins Stephen today to talk about how sports can play a role in the mentoring relationship, the critical role a coach can play in encouraging their mentee, and how these concepts can translate into our own mentor/mentee relationship even if we aren't an athletic coach.
This week, we hear from Zachary Garza's own mentor, Steve Allen, on what it looks like to come along side and cultivate your mentee's vision and personal mission statement, how to deal with disappointment and discouragement from apparent silence while reading God's Word, and what fruits can be borne out of the mentor/mentee relationship.
Conflict is a part of living life. Zach and Caroline share why apologizing is a necessary step in resolving conflict and how it can help lead to restoration and a strengthening in the mentoring relationship.
The student founders of Anchored By Family share the story of how their organization was founded and what young people can do to mentor their peers.
When your mentee grows up, we want them to know how to walk with Jesus. But they’re not going to learn it on their own, and the world isn’t going to teach them how to do it either. Zach and Caroline share simple ways you can model relationship with God in your mentor relationship.
Lawrence Marshall shares the incredible story of how he became a mentor to kids from hard places in Grand Prairie, TX. Lawrence founded and served as Executive Director for Integrity Mentors, an organization that helped kids to build self-esteem, confidence and self-respect through programs based on biblical principles.
Zach shares three passages of scripture on what it looks like to strengthen yourself in the Lord.
AngelStreet develops girls by providing musical training in communities with limited artistic opportunities. “We seek to empower young women to understand their value, discover their purpose, and become creatively equipped to serve the Memphis community as leaders.”
Darius Person serves as the Junior High & High School Coordinator for Forerunner Mentoring in Dallas, TX. After many teenage years of idolatry against God, Darius rededicated his life back to Jesus at age 17. His view of God was that of someone who went to God only when you needed something. By the grace of God Darius' eyes were opened. He developed a hunger for God and his word and hasn’t looked back since. He is a speaker and the author of Sports Was A god The Search Beyond The Game. He played college football at Bethel University where he became the president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In college he became more aware of his gift of speaking and the ability to lead others to Christ. After graduating with his Bachelor's in Music Production and Technology, he served on Young Life staff for three years. Darius currently travels inspiring youth through his testimony and the word of God. He is now happily married to his beautiful wife Lauren.
John Hawkins is the Founder of Leadership Edge Inc. and has spent over 30 years helping university students, young professionals, and organizational leaders across America wrestle with the issue of developing a christ-centered leadership lifestyle. Their vision is to bless And redirect culture toward God-honoring leadership.
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Created by
stephen murray
Podcast Status
Aug 1st, 2019
Latest Episode
Jan 14th, 2021
Release Period
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