Enter into significant life-changing ministry by helping others
get through difficult life experiences. Today's culture can
be brutal. Its casualties need the strength of the Lord administered
through people like you. Offer
a shoulder to lean on as they progress on the journey into the peace and
joy of restoration in Christ. Through the brief LifeSkills course,
you'll be equipped to mentor an individual for a designated period
of time. These “life skills” can also help to enhance your
personal relationships, such as family, friends and co-workers.
The LifeSkills courses train and prepare you to become a Mentor, then
NHC's Shoulder to Shoulder Ministry can match
you up with someone struggling in life. Some examples include coming alongside
prisoner, a spouse who needs individual mentoring while going
through marriage coaching, someone recently incarcerated (to assure that
his or her Christian walk progresses), someone in recovery from addictions
who has chosen to make New Hope Church their church home, or someone who
is simply going through a trying season of life and need a listening ear.
The vision of this ministry is to assist in the restoration and recovery
of those struggling under life's challenges by praying, listening, encouraging,
and helping them consider alternatives. Our mission is to partner with
others in becoming all that God intends for them, so that they can move
forward with joy for an eternity with him.
this course, you can build your skills and further
enhance your gift of encouragement. Our course uses the book "A
Trusted Friend" by Dr. Tim Clinton and Pat Springle. Basic curriculum
Caring For Hurting People
The privilege of being used by God. Biblical basis, foundational principles
and characteristics of trusted friends.
Showing We Care
Eight keys to helping wounded people.
Becoming a Great Listener
Complexities of communication, listening skills, confidentiality and
paying attention to God as you listen.
Relying on the Scriptures
Biblical insights as to who we are in Christ, the importance of prayer
and sharing the Good News.
Providing Referral Sources
Common problems, when and how to refer, Freedom in Christ, using
the resource network effectively and boundaries.
Knowing that we are not alone and there are accountability partners
to help. Learning how to connect with others in a meaningful
Demonstrations of mentor/mentee relationships, question and answer time and where
to go from here.
is a $20 charge for materials. There are many who are seeking
mentors and we desire to minister to them
church, however these sessions are open to everyone with no obligation to
commit to the ministry. Come check it out and see where the Lord might
be leading you!
Care Ministries at 763-971-5123 for more information.