A CPAS led session for those who are thinking about being a mentor or have just begun to mentor.
Many in our churches are looking for help as they grapple with how to be a disciple and leader in such a fast moving, rapidly changing world. A mentoring relationship provides an intentional way of engaging with God's agenda. Be it formal or informal, short or long term, the mentor offers encouragement, perspective and challenge.
In CofE Birmingham, we want to release and harness the gifts of people in all parishes and one of the ways we’re seeking to do this is to develop a network of mentors from every benefice and all ethnic groups, in churches and across ministries. If you are new to mentoring or thinking about becoming a mentor, then this session is for you!
The session will be led by James Lawrence of CPAS:
James Lawrence is the Leadership Principal at CPAS and overall leader of the Arrow Leadership Programme (UK). He is author of several books and courses, including Growing Leaders, Mentoring Matters, PCC Tonight and Lead On. He teaches and trains on leadership and mentoring in the UK. He is passionate about resourcing the local church to be well led and mission focused, and he loves ironing!
Gillian Sheail, Mentor Coordinator for CofE Birmingham, will be on hand to answer questions as they relate to the framework in Birmingham and talk to those who would like more information about mentoring. There will also be information available about other opportunities for mentor development, including opportunities to join a Mentoring Matters course in Birmingham and a range of sessions to be held throughout 2019.
This is a repeat of the session held in November 2018. It is a free event, refreshments will be provided.