Connecting With a Mentor
The Connections Project provides mentoring through the Certificate in Youth and Theology program. To learn more about this program click here. Participants in the Certificate program are connected with a personal mentor for one year with whom they meet at least nine times. Mentors and mentees share the joys and challenges of youth ministry and reflect with other mentors/mentee pairs on what makes for effective youth ministry.
Mentors are veterans in youth ministry and or theologians specializing in youth ministry. The mentor is selected in consultation with the mentee and with the mentee’s Sr. Pastor. In some cases mentors and mentees live in the same area and meet together in person. In other cases, online technology including video conferencing connects mentors and mentees who live far from one another to meet in person.
The Connections Project pays for mentors to attend a Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry with their menthe. In addition, The Connections Project provides online webseminars for mentor/mentee pairs. Mentors and Mentees also help shape a national study on mentoring for youth ministry.
To learn more about being mentor, click here.