We’re gearing up for round three of the FREE Youth Ministry Mentorship! The last round was a blast with the amazing team of youth ministry mentors who did an outstanding job of working one-on-one with youth workers who have been in ministry for two years or fewer. For this next 10-week round, all of the mentors are back and ready to serve you. Lifeway Students is joining us as the official sponsor so everything is completely free for you.
If you have been in youth ministry for 2 years or fewer, we want to serve you with free one-on-one youth ministry mentoring for 10 weeks straight.
What you get, all for FREE!
- One-on-one phone call with a youth ministry mentor every week for 10 weeks.
- Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry, by Doug Fields
- Ministry Mutiny: A Youth Leader Fable, by Greg Stier
In addition, Lifeway Students is sending mentors and mentees the following list of resources absolutely free, valued at $269, just because they appreciate that you invest so much of yourself into students — let them invest a bit back into you and your ministry.
Every mentee accepted into the program also receives the following youth ministry packages, absolutely free:
- Transforming Student Ministry
- Experiencing God: Student Edition
- Fuel: 2 Volume 1
- Insider DVD pack for teen girls
- Survival Kit
- Complete, A Life Of Purity
If you’ve been in youth ministry for 2 years or fewer and would like to have a FREE one-on-one youth ministry mentor for 10 weeks, read the official Youth Ministry Mentorship page. The link to the application is there. It’s open to anyone who serves in youth ministry in any capacity, whether that be on a volunteer basis or as a full-time youth pastor.
The application period is open for only 11 days. After January 24, no further applications will be accepted for this round. Read an overview of the mentorship and apply there.
As you can understand, we have a limited number of mentors, so you may not be one of the 13 chosen this time around, but keep your eye on this site because this is an on-going program. The next round will be in August 2009 sometime. Subscribe to the RSS feed or by email to stay up-to-date.
An online version of the mentorship
I will soon be releasing an online version where you can get free advice from other youth ministry veterans. It still requires about $380 to get it launched, though. See more details here.
Lifeway Students makes it FREE!
Thanks to Lifeway Students’ sponsorship, this program is offered free of charge to everyone who participates! They’re covering the cost of purchasing and shipping all the necessary books and resources you get as an accepted participant of the mentorship. Check out Lifeway Students for tons of amazing resources and articles for youth ministry.
A past-mentee’s perspective
If you’d like to see an example of what you’re in for, check out Danny Eiler’s blog. Throughout his mentorship with Kevin Twombly, one of the mentors, Danny blogged about their conversations for all to see. You can expect amazing personalized youth ministry training just like what Danny writes about.
Posted on January 12, 2009