The Mentoring Church: How Pastors and Congregations Cultivate Leaders
Young, emerging leaders of the church, many of whom have gone through leadership training and traditional mentorship programs, still too often find themselves unprepared for the realities of ministry. Many leave the ministry altogether, overwhelmed.
Phil Newton's The Mentoring Church reveals the secret to mentoring such leaders to keep them from dropping out of ministry. Mentoring mustinvolve the congregation, not just the senior pastors, in order to produce mature, resilient leaders prepared for all that ministry entails.
The Mentoring Church offers churches of any size both the vision for mentoring future leaders and a workable template to follow. Using theological, historical, and contemporary training models, Newton offers a reliable guide for developing mentoring churches that turn out fully prepared leaders.