178: Why You Want To Be A Mentor To A Child

Most of us would agree with the age-old saying, “The youth of today is the future of tomorrow.” But how many of us take that sentiment seriously enough to actually do something about it?

This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about the opportunities for mentoring those who are eventually going to take our place in the world with author and experienced mentor, Dr. Rick Bartlett.

Kids and youth today are open to you engaging them in the journey of discovery they are on. As their world moves from concrete and simple to more abstract and nuanced, they are looking for guides, sounding boards, and encouragement. You can be that for them!

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • Why you don’t need to be married or a parent to be an excellent mentor.
  • How the Church can offer youth a different message than the culture does today.
  • The ways that young people may be “called” at an early age.
  • Ways you, your church, and your community can help young people engage with their faith.

Get started here…

From this episode:

“You can pour words of affirmation about true identity into the youth in your life. Reinforce that they are image bearers of God… and have been given a very high calling, authority, and privilege through Christ.”


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Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #178

Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources

Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources


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