Gift of Mentoring

Gift of Mentoring (Ephesians 4:11)

This gift is the ability to instruct, guide, and care for a local expression of the Body of Christ, such that the members are prepared to reach out in ministry to others, both inside and outside the Body.

  • This gift is a combination of Shepherding and Teaching. (Ephesians 4:11)
  • The primary responsibility of this gift is preparing the members of the Body for ministry. (Ephesians 4:12) Only as others use their gift is the Body built up. (Ephesians 4:12,13)
  • The offices of Apostles, Prophets, and Evangelists also include preparing others for works of ministry.
  • The teaching should correct, rebuke, encourage, and contain careful instruction, and considerable effort and time will be spent accordingly.
  • This gift should not neglect evangelism. (II Timothy 4:5)
  • This position may be supported financially to facilitate preaching and teaching. (I Timothy 5:17-18)
  • Biblical Examples include I & II Timothy — Timothy

Possible Characteristics of this Gift:

  • Your prayers are for your leadership of the flock with which you have been entrusted.
  • People look to you for leadership.
  • You are a disciplined person.
  • You often feel internal tension between the task at hand and the people problems which impede progress.
  • You are goal-oriented, but people focused.
  • You are successful at preparing and motivating others to become involved in using their gifts in ministry.
  • You train leaders well.
  • You articulate your thoughts well.
  • Your desire is to please God first, people second.
  • You are an example of a godly lifestyle.
  • You are able to offer decisive leadership to the Body you are shepherding.
  • You are frustrated when you do not see others growing into maturity or using their gifts for the building of the Body.
  • You are concerned that all the needs of the Body are met, though not necessarily by yourself.

Common Support Gifts:

Pastor, Teaching, Wisdom, Encouragement, Leadership

Possible Ministries:

  • KIDS (Teachers and Helpers)
  • Life Groups (Life Group Leader)
  • Missions (Local Missions Volunteers, Short Term Mission Trip Team)
  • Student Ministries (Small Group Leader)
  • Guest Services (Ministry Team Leaders)
  • Sports and Rec (Coach)
  • Men’s Ministry (Men’s Ministry, Seniors)
  • Women’s Ministry (Women’s Ministry, Legacy MOMS, Widows, Seniors)
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