We Want to Mentor You and Your Staff, So You Can Mentor Others

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mentorWhat God has done through Saddleback over the past 30 years hasn’t happened because I’m smart. It’s because I’ve had great mentors and advisors.

We’re planning some special conferences created not only to mentor you and your staff, but also to teach you how to mentor other pastors and their staffs.

Help us by taking this short one-page survey.

Proverbs 19:20 says, “Get all the advice you can and be wise the rest of your life.” Every pastor needs a mentor. No matter what stage you are in your ministry, you need someone to coach you. And you can also coach others so they can learn from your experience and perspective in ministry.

We need somebody else in our life to say, “Have you thought about…? What about this? What about that?”

Saddleback would not be where it is today without men who’ve poured their lives into me – people who’ve made me look at my ministry in a different light. They are people I’ve bounced ideas off of and gotten feedback from. Proverbs 15:22 says, “Plans fail for lack of counsel but with many advisors they succeed.”

Help us put together conferences that answer critical questions related to the issues you face in your ministry, and we’ll also show you how to help others find answers to their critical questions.

Help us by taking this short one-page survey.

In fact, learning to ask good questions is one way to get the most out of any mentor. Think about what issues you’re dealing with in your ministry. Think about what areas of your mentor’s ministry you’d like to learn from. Be specific.

And then welcome feedback. Getting feedback from mentors is absolutely critical. If you don’t get feedback, you’re going to get off course.

During all the Apollo trips to the moon, those spaceships had to do constant course corrections. The earth was turning, and the moon was turning. To make it, the astronauts had to change the course of their ship, and the only way they could do that was to get feedback.

You need to make course corrections from time to time in ministry as well. To make those corrections, you’ll need someone on the outside of your ministry to give you feedback. If you’re not open to feedback from a mentor, you’re not going to learn and you’re not going to grow.


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Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., one of America's largest and most influential churches. Rick is author of the New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven Life. His book, The Purpose Driven Church, was named one of the 100 Christian books that changed the 20th century. He is also founder of Pastors.com, a global Internet community for pastors.

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