The Mentoring Coordination Ministry Team provides youth with an adult companion from outside their family in their faith formation.
Their purpose is
- To provide a significant, non-parent adult role model for the youth of our congregation.
- To show our youth that they are a vital part of the church.
- To support our youth in their process of value and faith formation.
Expectations of Mentor Coordinators are:
- To be aware of all youth entering the 7th grade.
- To explain and discuss the mentoring program with these youth and their parents/guardians.
- To inform the adults of the congregation about mentor opportunities and expectations.
- To support mentors with ideas, events, consultation, and resource material.
Expectations of Mentors are:
- To meet formally and informally with their mentee on a regular basis (suggested one time a month).
- To offer the mentee a safe space in which to discuss the intersections of faith, life, and vocation.
- To commit to the mentor/mentee arrangement for three years, with the possibility of continuing for another three years (until high school graduation.
- Prior to entering the 7th grade, youth are invited to become involved in the mentoring program.
- Once mentor-mentee arrangements are made, the relationship is affirmed during a Sunday morning worship service.
- Youth and mentors are encouraged to commit to a relationship in which both youth and mentors will initiate contact to arrange for regular meetings, though mentors will likely initiate contact the first meeting.
- Mentors and mentees commit to participation in church-sponsored mentor/mentee events.
A copy of the parental consent form for the mentoring relationship is available here.