Grace Mentoring Ministry

What Is Grace Mentoring Ministry? 

Grace is starting a new ministry this fall for men and women who seek to develop a deeper understanding on a range of topics listed below that impact everyday Christian life.  The concept of a mentoring ministry is to provide a platform for both mentor (leader/teacher) and mentee (participant/student) in which both parties learn from each other in a semi-structured environment.  The mentors are not "experts" in their topic but have a heart to share their experience with a fellow Christian, using a book, video series or other resource as a basis for the study.


 

Men’s Mentoring Topics

Stewardship: Financial and Otherwise

How to honor God with one’s finances and possessions.

Christianity in the Workplace

Does your work life and church life seem like two completely different realms of your world? God calls us to live in Him no matter where we are.  Learn how to integrate work life and our Christian walk together to honor God and answer our calling.

Christians Facing or Having Been Involved in Divorce

Few challenges in life compare to the pain and loss of a broken family.  Explore how to deal with pending divorce or heal from a divorce using biblical principles and rely on God’s forgiveness and strength.

Handling Challenges, Relationships, Career Growth at Work in a Godly Way

Ever wonder how to operate in the secular world of business without resorting to secular methods to succeed?  How to approach our professional life and career trajectory in accordance with biblical values.

Women’s Mentoring Topics

Trusting in Christ/Dealing with Anxiety

When everything we're going through--pain, loss, tragedy, grief--suggests that God can't help us or doesn't care, it seems unwise to place our confidence in Him.  But nothing could be farther from the truth.

Praying for Adult Children

The end of daily parenting as our children transition into adulthood doesn’t mean the end of our care and concern for them.  Learn how to pray for their current and future lives in a fruitful, God-honoring manner, whether they are just leaving the nest, flying well on their own, or struggling to take off at all.

Our Identity in Christ

Who am I? It's a question we all ask ourselves at some point. Depending on the season we focus our identity on our job performance, marital status, personality type, or social network, among other options.  However, there's a larger question to consider. Who does the Bible tell me I am in Christ?

Exploring Prayer

Often, we think of prayer as something we do to break through to God—to get His attention so He will listen to us.  But fellowship with God is His idea. Prayer is His gift and is our response to God’s invitation. 

Relating to God and Relating to Others

12 topic series: God's Assurance, God's Forgiveness, The Word, Prayer, God's Power, Jesus Our Spiritual Example, Spiritual Relationships, Spiritual Faithfulness, Spiritual Living, Spiritual Fulfillment, Spiritual Warfare, and Witnessing.

The Secret of Contentment

We live in an age of discontent.  Contentment must be learned, and we are called to a contentment that comes from knowing God and delighting in His sovereign goodness and fatherly care.

Power of a Praying Wife

Today's challenges can make a fulfilling marriage seem like an impossible dream.  Yet God delights in doing the impossible if only we would ask!  God can strengthen your marriage as you pray for your husband concerning key areas in his life, including...his spiritual walk, his emotions, his role as a leader, his security in work, his physical protection, his faith and his future.

Respectable Sins in Our Lives

As Christians, we believe that all sins are considered equal in God's eyes.  But it seems we've created a sliding scale where gossip, jealousy, and selfishness comfortably exist within the church. In short, some sins have simply become acceptable.  Drawing from scriptural truth, we will explore subtle behaviors that can derail our spiritual growth, and more importantly, how torely on the Lord to remove this sin from our lives.


 

Getting Started

  • Sign up:  Email or call the ministry coordinators listed below by September 19th.
  • Schedule: The topic mentor will contact you the last week in September.  The first mentor/mentee meetings will kick-off in October and run through April 2019.  One meeting per month between mentor/mentee at times and locations that work best determined by each mentor/mentee team.
  • Mentoring Groups:  If there is more than one mentee interested in each topic, up to three mentees will be allowed to participate and will become a mentoring group (one mentor meets with up to three mentees at each session).  
  • Contact:

o  Men:  

§ Joe Robinson: joecadillac63@yahoo.com  843-670-3534 

§ Chad Danner: cdanner@rockbridge.younglife.org (540) 570-7700

o  Women:

§ Shannon Davidson:  davidson.shannon@gmail.com (540) 460-7945

§ Julie Carter: pjcarter@comcast.net (540) 460-1491

§ Karen Ewen: karen.marie.ewen@gmail.com (224) 595-3831