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Talk Faith Recap: July 15, 2016

The Talk Faith recap gathers the week's best from the Empty Church crew and gives you the resources to talk about your faith with your friends and family. If you missed anything or are looking for a great link to send to a friend to introduce them to Empty Church this is the one you want to send!

When to end your mentoring relationship

The end of a mentoring relationship is usually never addressed until after the relationship has ended. A mentoring relationship cannot be approached in the same way you approach a friendship and certainly not in the same way you approach a romantic relationship. I know of a few mentoring relationships that have turned into a lifelong friendship (a good thing) and of some that have turned into adulterous relationships (not a good thing). I suggest that you address the end of the relationship almost immediately - especially for short and middle-term mentoring relationships. 

5 Questions Every Mentor Should Ask You

More important than the questions you ask your mentor are the ones that you give permission to be asked. Once you have identified a potential mentor it is wise to provide your mentor a list of questions that he or she has the ability to ask you at any time. A good mentoring relationship has the freedom to address any of these questions and receive an honest answer in response.

6 Qualifications of Spiritual Mentor

I am convinced that we connect with people more out of our brokenness than our successes. A good mentor shares similar struggles and insecurities, but they will have made significantly more progress in addressing these struggles than you have. But sharing similar insecurities is not enough to make a good mentoring relationship. Any mentor you choose should meet some minimum qualifications:

Where can I find a Spiritual Mentor?

just because someone holds a position in a church does not mean they are a good fit to be your mentor. This can be for a variety of reasons. Some may not have the time you would require while others are just not able to relate to your life experiences. Remember the best mentor is the right mentor for you. Here are some examples of potential Spiritual mentors: 

What is a Spiritual Mentor?

In business, the call to identify career mentors is loud and long. I could not agree more. You need wise people, who you trust, to help you strategize the short, middle, and long-term approach to your career. The same principle is true for your spiritual life. You need mentors to help you guide you through the present season - whether it is a blessed season or a struggling one. You need someone close and trustworthy to help you navigate the present good and the bad.