What is Biblical Mentoring?


This course provides tools and a biblical framework for Mentoring. It is designed for those Mentors who work with a student or young professional, especially Converge internship participants.

Who can be a Mentor?

A Mentor may be a stay at home mom, an insurance salesperson, a construction worker, a nurse, or a professor. 

Mentors are everywhere. However, few have received the training they need to be effective. Bobby Clinton at Fuller Seminary has researched extensively the role a mentor in the emergence of a leader.

Qualities of a Mentor include: Biblical Values, Experience, Availability, Maturity, and Giftedness.

Though YWAM assigns one-in-one mentorships to all our students, Converge is different. Converge mentors are chosen by the student from their own community, their church, college, or place of work.

The best Mentor is someone the participant already knows and trusts to provide guidance and prayer through their early leadership experiences, especially as they work to complete a field project on a Converge missional internship. 




Why Mentoring is Important

Young people want to make a difference. They cry out for social justice. However, they often fail to recognize what the Scriptures say about justice, about who has been offended and how to be an ambassador or reconciliation. What students and young professionals require is biblical instruction modeled by a trusted and mature Christ-follower. Most importantly, young people need someone to listen and coach them as they endeavor to make a difference in a broken world. 

What is a Mentorship?


This course provides tools and a biblical framework for Mentoring. It is designed for those Mentors who work with a student or young professional, especially Converge internship participants. Mentors will be equipped to ask open-ended questions while meeting and praying with their students as they prepare and serve a missional organization. Mentors offer advice regarding preparations and prayer support. While serving an organization to complete a Converge missional internship Field Project, participants are encouraged to stay in touch with their Mentor, meeting or talking about once a week.



Role of Mentors

The primary task of the Mentor is to ask questions. Ask about the participant’s needs and goals. You, the Mentor, and your student or young professional need a clear pathway for the Mentorship. You need to discuss the duration and frequency of meetings, including how, when, and where you will meet. Then write a Mentorship Agreement, including one or two sentences describing the outcome you both expect.

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Biblical Model of a Mentor

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”

  • 2 Tim 2:2

“But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. The greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

  • Mt. 23:8-12

“Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. Therefore I urge you to imitate me.”

  • 1 Cor. 4:15