Mentoring is a buzz word these days…but how do you do it well?
Regi Campbell, a serial entrepreneur who has founded 15 companies and serves as CEO in four, has devoted this phase of his life to creating a mentoring approach that produces incredible leaders and deep discipleship. He explains what radical mentoring is and how it’s changing lives.
Welcome to Episode 145 of the podcast.
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3 Insights from This Episode
1. Radical Mentoring is intentionality
What does radical mentoring mean? Jesus mentored 12 men, and those 12 are arguably are the way we ended up with 2 billion Christians. Pretty radical, right?
Regi has mentored over a 180 men. If each of those men invested in 10 other men over the course of their lives, that’s almost 2,000 people. When we’re intentional about committing to consistently and steadily investing in the lives of people who are younger than us, the numbers get bigger and bigger.
2. God did it best
Regi pointed out an important distinction between mentoring and training: Training is teaching someone how to do something, mentoring is about teaching someone how to be something. It’s not about telling people what to do, but modeling it with your own actions.
God did this when he sent his son, Jesus Christ. Jesus was the embodiment of God on Earth who showed us how to be. He modeled the way to live and serve God while mentoring and investing in his 12. 2,000 years later, people’s lives are still being changed because of what Jesus did on Earth. That’s the power of Biblical mentorship.
3. Couple Scripture with a problem
When you’re mentoring someone, the Bible is the best guidebook to have. Resist the urge to choose a passage and just speak it or teach it to the person you’re mentoring. Listen to them, hear their story, find out what they’re struggling with, look for areas they need help and encouragement. Then, bring God into the fold. Answer their problems with Scripture. Making Scripture relevant to someone’s life is the best way to make someone care about Scripture.
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