Contextualization. Seven syllables (if you emphasize the “a”) of … what? What on earth does this mean? Find out in Entrust’s upcoming eMagazine, Engage.
Engage helps you grapple with issues in ministry, the church and culture. Our summer edition focuses on contextual…. Yeah, that. Email us to get your copy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A Swede can spot a Swede in a crowd. A Kenyan recognizes a fellow-Kenyan immediately. How? Cultural cues. This video is so fun. Enjoy. And sign up for our upcoming eMagazine, Engage, about culture and context, learning from nationals who know themselves best. Sign up by emailing email@example.com
Who’s had the greatest impact on your life? You might think of parents, teachers, coaches. All those, in some ways, can be seen as mentors. They’re people who know you, care about you, devote time to you and desire good things for you. Long-time Entrust staff member describes two men who invested in his life along the way.
Mentoring can look very different in different contexts. Chances are, you are, have been and will be a mentor at various times in your life. And you’ve probably benefitted from some mentoring along the way. Entrust’s spring eMagazine, Engage, dives into this practice from multiple angles. You might find yourself in these pages! Check it out at www.entrust4.org/201803engage.
You don’t have to be overt to be a mentor. One Entrust staffer describes how he prayerfully allows God to use even the most casual and informal conversations for larger purposes.
“Mentoring” can be a daunting word. But in the mind of one Entrust staff woman, mentoring is really just about relationships. Over the years, she’s benefitted from honest relationships with women and in turn, has built real-life relationships with younger women. It’s a beautiful story with no end.
If you’re mentoring or enjoying being mentored, one good use of your time can be real-life accountability. You and your mentor/mentee will benefit from asking and honestly answering some tough questions each time you meet. Here’s a sample list to get you started.