Authentic Spiritual Mentoring: Nurturing Believers Toward Spiritual Maturity

Overview

The church needs believers who are willing to learn to spiritually mentor others, who are willing to act as spiritual elders, fathers and mothers in the faith. To mentor and nurture other believers to help them grow spiritually, be fully equipped to serve Christ, and do the works of Jesus wherever they live and work. Authentic Spiritual Mentoring gives step-by-step guidance on how a believer can move from being an observer of other believers to being an effective and significant spiritual influence for Christ in ...

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Overview

The church needs believers who are willing to learn to spiritually mentor others, who are willing to act as spiritual elders, fathers and mothers in the faith. To mentor and nurture other believers to help them grow spiritually, be fully equipped to serve Christ, and do the works of Jesus wherever they live and work. Authentic Spiritual Mentoring gives step-by-step guidance on how a believer can move from being an observer of other believers to being an effective and significant spiritual influence for Christ in another believer's life. Larry Kreider offers input for the lives of spiritual parents on healing past relationships and becoming secure in God's love, as well as how to mentor other believers through encouragement, daily prayer, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800796754
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Kreider is the founder and international director of DOVE Christian Fellowship International, a worldwide network of churches and ministries dedicated to advancing God's kingdom on six continents. He has written more than 30 books, including House to House, The Biblical Foundation series, Building Your Personal House of Prayer, Starting a House Church, and Authentic Spiritual Mentoring. Larry and his wife, LaVerne, have been married for 42 years, have four children and three grandchildren, and live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     8
The Importance of Spiritual Mentoring
Wanted: Spiritual Mentors: Key: Everyone is called to be a mentor     10
Making a Spiritual Investment: Key: Spiritual children are our inheritance     19
Called to Be Family: Key: Mentoring involves family-type relationships as a way of life     28
How Spiritual Children Become Parents: Key: The three stages of growth for every believer     52
Finding a Spiritual Mentor
Looking for a Spiritual Parent: Key: If you do not have a spiritual mentor, begin by becoming one     68
Security in the Father's Love: Key: Only God can meet your need for a father's love     78
Healing the Past: Key: God can restore us to healthy mentoring relationships     88
Multiple Mentors: Key: Multiple mentors produce multiple mentors     104
Being a Spiritual Mentor
The Jesus Model: Key: Mentors initiate, build and release     112
A Spiritual Mentor's Job Description: Key: Develop the kind of mentoring relationship your protege needs     127
Decision-making Mentoring: Key: Help your protege make great decisions     144
Avoiding Pitfalls: Key: Trust God and be wise in your relationships     159
Releasing YOur Spiritual Children: Key: When the time is right, let them fly!     178
Your Call to Spiritual Parenthood: Key: God has called you-what are you waitingfor?     186
Epilogue: The Progression of Impartation     203
Endnotes     217
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