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Runninge head:e MENTORe INTERVIEW
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Mentore Interview
Libertye Universitye
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Mentoringe
Thee ideae behinde mentoringe ise ane importante aspecte intoe thee developmente ofe ane
individual.e Mentorse providee guidance,e support,e ande resourcese thate helpe individualse ate certaine
pointse withine theire lives.e Thee mentore ise onee ofe whiche jobe ise nevere donee ande followse ane
individuale frome childhoode toe adulte hood.e Ase Clintone statese thee mentore ise helpfule ine bringinge
alonge ae younge leadere toe maturity.
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e Withe thee manye temptationse thate aree ine thee worlde wee seee
thate mentorse aree needede evene moree thane nowe toe keepe individualse awaye frome thee evilnesse ofe
thee world.e Whate makese mentorse soe speciale ise thate wee alle havee hade ae mentore thate hase shapede
use intoe whoe wee are,e ande theye maye continuee toe followe youe throughoute life.e Ase leaders,e wee
aree alreadye markede ase mentore duee toe thee followerse thate wee have,e ande thee guidancee thate wee
providee fore them.e Whate seemse toe bee ofe importancee alsoe ise thate wee remembere thate ite takese ae
lote toe bee mentore ase well.e Clintone statese thate mentorse toleratee mistakes,e brashness,e
abrasiveness,e ande soe on,e toe seee potential,e develop.e
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e Thise cane bee harde fore many,e bute fore thee
mentore thise ise whate hee ore shee takese one whene acceptinge leadershipe ande beinge ae mentor.e
Alongside,e thee mentore ise alsoe flexible,e patient,e ande recognizee thate ite takese timee ande
experiencee fore onee toe develop.e
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e Whate wille servee ase thee basise ofe maye papere woulde bee thee
questioninge ofe ife mentoringe ise thee samee one bothe one bothe endse ore doe theye differe withe
childrene ande adults.e Withe childrene facinge somee ofe thee samee issuese ase adultse duee toe fastere
advancemente withe life,e ande othere issuese ite seemse thate ite maye bee somee similarities.e Withe
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e Clinton,e “Thee Makinge ofe ae Leader:e Recognizinge thee Lessonse ande Stagese ofe Leadershipe
Development.”,e (Coloradoe Springs:e NavPress,e 2012.),e 18.
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e Ibid.,e 118.e
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e Ibid.,e 119.e e e e e
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interviewinge one bothe sidese ae comparisone wille alsoe bee madee ine thee techniques,e methods,e ande
issuese thate maye helpe mee ine mye journeye toe leadership.
Mentore Interviewe #1
Mye firste interviewe wase conductede withe Beatricee McCarrole whoe servese ase thee
presidente ofe thee youthe ministrye fore mye church.e Withe ae guidede vison,e shee leadse thee
Transformatione Younge Adulte Ministrye (18-34e yrs.)e whiche seekse toe motivate,e empowere ande
forevere changee thee world,e ande createe Christ-centerede opportunitiese fore spirituale growthe
throughe outreache ande ministry.e Withe here guidinge spirit,e shee seekse ande welcomese memberse
thate inspire,e empowere ande ignitee oure generatione toe bee moree likee Christ,e ande thate continuese
toe constantlye strivee ande doe thee willinge worke fore Christe throughe theire individuale gifts.e
McCarrole alsoe statese thate transformatione wille resiste temptationse ofe thee worlde ande strengthene
oure faithe throughe prayere bye dedicatinge ourselvese toe oure Christiane walk.
Ceilingse
Withe mye feedback,e Ie woulde likee toe comparee mye mentor’se strengths,e ande weaknessese
intoe thee arease ofe floorse ande ceilings.e Ine thee regardse ofe here mentoringe style,e Beatricee statese
thate moste ofe here relationshipse aree initiatede bye her.e e Withine monthlye meetings,e ande bie weeklye
meetinge shee offerse ane open-doore policye toe discusse issuese withe here menteese whethere ite bee
aboute thee ministrye ore not.e e Sometimese meetingse aree sete outsidee ofe thee churche toe makee suree
here menteese doe note feele soe pressurede withe beinge ine thee church.e Ife theree aree moree thane onee
menteee thate needse toe meet,e McCarrol,e schedulese ane agreede locatione thate cane bee agreede one
bye bothe parties.e e Beforee beginninge McCarrole developse ane agendae thate ise appropriatee toe eache
menteee ande keepse ae tracke ofe menteese laste conversationse ore complaints,e ande offerse newe
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insighte toe thee causese ine thee meetinge withe thee mentee.e Ife thee issuese aree outsidee ofe thee
ministry,e shee getse menteese toe notifye her,e soe propere exercisese cane bee plannede fore thee session.e
e Withe thee givene information,e Beatricee seeme toe offere thee mentore avenuese intoe makinge suree
thate ae comfortablee environmente ise achievede one bothe ends,e ande noe hesitatione ise thoughte upone
withe thee menteese issues.e
Floorse
Withine ministrye wee cane excepte thate theree wille bee issuese thate aree needede toe bee
addressede toe makee practicese moree efficient.e Withe data,e Ie believee thate bettere instruction,e ande
guidancee cane bee relayede overe toe thee menteee toe ensuree successfule growth.e Beatricee whoe ise ane
excellente mentore ande leadere alsoe hase arease thate seeme toe challengee here mentorship.e Thee onee
areae thate thise leadere seemse toe saye thate challengee here woulde bee thee commitmente bye thee
mentee.e Withe havinge toe cancele meetings,e ore note showinge upe fore meetinge thee mentore feele
thate thise setse backe growthe ande reputatione fore thee mentore ande thee relationshipe withe thee
mentee.e Alongsidee Compatibilitye ise anothere challengee aspecte ofe mentorship.e It'se importante toe
bee partnerede withe ae mentore whoe understandse youre communicatione stylee ande methode ofe
doinge thingse ase thise wille bee ae workinge relationship.e Thise areae maye bee challenginge duee toe thee
agee groupe span,e ande menteese beinge ate differente pointse ine theire lives.e
Mentore Interviewe #2e
Mye seconde interviewe wase conductede withe Ms.e Sheilae Mosby,e directore ofe thee Metroe
Youthe Experiencee ate mye church.e Withe ae guidinge visione ofe Y.O.U.T.H.,e Mosbye seekse toe
develope Younge people,e One thee movee to,e Understandinge God’se word,e Trustinge thee guidancee
ofe thee Holye Spirite and,e Honoringe God’se powere ine oure lives.e Ase Mosbye seekse toe builde youthe
(3-e 16e yrs.)e shee usese GODe ase thee missione ofe thee ministry.e Withe usinge Gode here menteese
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understand,e Growinge ine God’se word,e Ordere &e Excellencee ine Givinge toe God,e ande
Discipleship.e Ase menteese goe throughe thise programe menteese realizee thee powere ofe God,e
understande God’se gifts,e experiencee spirituale empowerment,e praisee ande worship,e developinge
ofe gifts,e exercisinge faith,e embracinge transformation,e leadinge bye example,e ande sharinge thee
worde ofe Gode withe confidence.e e Withe thee givene areas,e Mosbye doese ane excellente jobe withe
gettinge here menteese toe realizee theire fulle potentiale withe ae greate teame thate mentorse ande guidese
theme toe theire fulle potential.
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Ceilingse
Mosby,e hase here worke cute oute fore here whene ite comese toe here mentoringe bute offerse
greate techniquese thate helpe toe providee ane areae thate menteese feele comfortable,e ande supported.e
Thee greate thingse thate weree observede ise thate Mosbye givese here mentees,e outletse toe expresse
themselves,e thoughe dance,e praise,e mime,e drama,e rapping,e ande steppinge thate offerse
individualistice approache intoe thee channelse thate here mentorse tende toe feele moste comfortablee in.e
Withe soe manye responbilitiese Mosbye assignse mentorse toe thosee outlets,e bute alwayse havee ae
willing,e ande opene doore toe helpe ife assignede mentorse cannote handlee thee issue.e Mosbye statese
thate childrene menteese cane meete withe here ate anye timee toe discusse thee issues,e whethere ite bee
whilee attendinge ane outlet,e sociale media,e ore bye phonee ore email.e Withe workinge withe thee youth,e
shee alsoe expressese thate anye issuese broughte toe here thate shee feelse thate parentse shoulde bee
informede ofe wille bee discussede appropriately.e
Floors
Thee ideae behinde workinge withe thee youthe seemse toe bee challenging,e bute Ie feele thate
threee aree somee floorse thate aree mete withine workinge ine thise ministry.e Thee onee moste
challenginge thinge thate woulde bee thate thee agee groupe spane woulde seeme toe causee ae littlee effecte
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one thee ministry.e Withe havinge kidse thate differe ine age,e ande ate differente pointse ine developmente
thee thise maye bee ae littlee muche fore ae leadere toe handle.e Withe suche bige taske ofe handlinge ae
youngere crowd,e developinge schedulese fore outlets,e ande othere administrativee taskse ite seemse
thate ae separatee teame ise needede ife Mosbye ise note available.e Withe workinge withe thee youth,e ite
doese takee timee ande patience,e bute Ie feele thate dynamicse cane changee soe frequentlye withe beinge ae
mentor.e
Conclusione
Whate hase beene takene awaye frome thesee interviewse ise thate mentoringe takese ae lote ofe
experiencee ande softe skillse toe makee implementatione ise successful.e Withe observinge bothe thee
youthe ande adulte sidese ofe thingse Ie seee thate onee thinge ise universale withine both,e thate onee thinge
ise ae willingnesse toe servee noe mattere thee prose ore cons.e Thee firste thingse thate Ie wille usee moree ine
practicee ise ane understandinge ofe gettinge toe mye menteese bettere outsidee ofe thee ministry,e ande
gettinge downe toe theire issuese ife expressed,e ande newe wayse thate Ie cane improvee thee mentoringe
relationship.e Secondly,e Ie havee learnede thate menteese wille challengee ande sometimese pushe backe
frome oure mentoring,e bute wee muste remaine consistent,e ande conveye toe oure menteese theire
actionse ande howe theye hidere thee mentoringe process.e Lastly,e Ie feele thate feedbacke ande
improvemente frome eache meetinge wille helpe mee toe builde ae trust,e ande moree opene relationshipe
withe mye menteese ase well.e Thoughe Ie knowe thingse wille note goe ase plannede alwayse thee twoe
thingse Ie havee learnede frome thesee mentorse ise thate wee muste bee patient,e ande wee takee eache
experiencee ande lookse fore wayse thate wee cane improvee ourselvese better.e Toe conclude,e Ie nowe
looke ate mentoringe ase ae learninge processe fore bothe thee mentor,e ande thee mentee,e bute ite muste bee
ae relationshipe thate understandse thee rolese ofe eache persone ande whate theye bringe newe toe thee
mentoringe relationship.e Also,e withe thee helpe ofe othere mentorse thate havee travelede thee samee
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roade ite woulde bee ofe benefite toe seeke ae mentoringe relationshipe withe theme ase welle toe havee ase ae
resourcee thate cane helpe youe toe leade ande mentore better.e Ie nowe feele ae littlee moree comfortablee
toe handlee thee issuese thate maye comee aboute withine mye mentoring,e ande continuee toe servee Gode
ande helpe othere reache theire fulle potential
Appendices
Mentore Interviewe #1e Beatricee McCarrol
1. Whoe initiatede thee mentoringe relationship—thee Mentore ore thee Mentee?
Thee mentoringe relationshipe wase initiatede thee mentor.
2. Whene ande wheree doe youe meet?
Meete monthly.e Ate times,e bi-weeklye meetingse alsoe occure ife needed.e Meetingse aree typicallye
helde ate thee church.e Ate times,e wee meete ine thee communitye ate ae mutuallye agreede upone location.
3. Howe ise thee timee spent?e (Format,e accountability,e confidentiality,e evaluation,e closure)
Ae developmente ofe ane agendae coveringe topicse thate wille bee discussede duringe thee meeting.e
Agendae topicse varye dependinge one what'se goinge one withine thee mentorship,e what'se cominge up,e
ande whate thee menteee maye bee strugglinge with.e Moste meetingse usuallye begine withe discussinge
whate we'vee beene workinge one together,e thee progresse ore lacke thereof,e ande whate maye neede toe
happene nexte ore ine thee future.e Alle conversationse ande informatione disclosede duringe thee
meetingse aree deemede confidentiale unlesse there'se somethinge saide ore donee thate posese ane
immediatee threate ore thee menteee ore someonee else.e Meetingse typicallye ende withe use recappinge
oure discussione ande debriefinge anye exercisese wee maye havee worke one duringe thate specifice
sessions.
4. Whate ise thee moste difficulte aspecte ofe thee relationship?
Thee moste difficulte parte woulde bee thee investmente ofe selfe ande timee ase ite shoulde note bee takene
lightly.e Failinge toe followe throughe withe ae relationshipe bye cancelinge ore note showinge upe fore ae
meetinge ore juste bye note demonstratinge enoughe attentione ande supporte toe someonee whoe
dependse one ande lookse upe toe youe cane bee difficult.e Compatibilitye ise anothere challengee aspecte
ofe mentorship.e It'se importante toe bee partnerede withe ae mentore whoe understandse youre
communicatione stylee ande methode ofe doinge thingse ase thise wille bee ae workinge relationship.
5. Whate ise thee moste significante resulte ofe thee relationship?
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Thee ministrye ofe mentorshipe ise verye rewarding.e e Pleasinge toe God,e bute it'se alsoe nicee toe seee thee
fruitse ofe youre labore producee somethinge fare beyonde anythinge youe coulde havee fathomed.e
Witnessinge youre menteee reache theire goalse ore milestonese fore themselves,e ise verye fulfilling.
Appendices
Mentore Interviewe #2e Sheliae Mosbye
1. Whoe initiatede thee mentoringe relationship—thee Mentore ore thee Mentee?
Thee mentoringe relationshipe ise initiatede bye thee menteee ore mentore ife applicablee ine thee
situation.e
2. Whene ande wheree doe youe meet?
Thee meetinge ofe betweene thee mentore ande menteee ise conductede duringe churche timee whilee
parentse aree ine service.e Thee meetinge takese placee ine thee upstairse ine childrene church.e Menteese
cane alsoe meete withe mentore whene participatinge ine outlete classe suche ase dance,e music,e rapping,e
etc.).e
3. Howe ise thee timee spent?e (Format,e accountability,e confidentiality,e evaluation,e closure)
Moste ofe thee Ie usede fore thee menteee toe discusse thee issuese ofe thee menteee ife theree ise ane issuee
withine thee ministry,e ore othere issues.e Nowe mentore alsoe givese menteee progresse reporte ofe
observations,e ande othere resourcese thate mighte bee ofe benefite toe thee mentor.e Alle sessionse aree
closede and,e onlye thee sharede informatione ofe observationse wille bee discussed,e ande anye othere
issuese wille bee reportede toe parentse ife applicable.e
4. Whate ise thee moste difficulte aspecte ofe thee relationship?
Thee moste difficulte parte ofe thee relationshipe ise thate sometimese menteese cannote figuree oute whate
theire initiale outlete ise ande maye havee toe experiencee othere outletse beforee movinge forwarde withe
choosing.e Also,e menteese manye builde ae relationshipe withe mentor,e ore maye note dependinge ife
menteee feelse comfortablee withe expressinge issues.e
5. Whate ise thee moste significante resulte ofe thee relationship?
Thee moste significante resulte woulde bee watchinge menteese growe intoe theire calling,e ande movinge
forwarde withine thee churche toe helpe ande givee back.e
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