The main idea in mentoring is to let those whom God has already put in place in the student's life to speak into their development.
If you are a student enrolled in a degree program, you are expected to meet with mentors to use Personal Development Assessment forms as points of reference in mentoring in the LifeN: Initial Plan Updates program requirement.
Here are other valuable ways mentors can come alongside you during your development:
- Mentors can help coach you through the SIMA MAP process. Having a mentor involved in this process will greatly help students understand themselves, their ministries, and how they fit on ministry teams.
- Mentors can help coach you through the LifeN Initial Plan process (and updates). Having a mentor involved will greatly help students to connect their development process with their life and ministry goals.
- Mentors can help guide you in the identification of ministry experiences to be used for Ministry Practicum, particularly if the mentor has experience and expertise in ministry areas. Having a mentor involved helps students set learning goals, prepare for the experience, evaluate the experience, and report on what has been learned. Similarly, mentors can help greatly in Teaching Practicum to help students learn from their teaching experiences.
- Mentors can check on progress being made in Leadership Series courses. It is particularly helpful for mentors to review the culminating work from Unit 5 projects and work being submitted in BILD Cloud as evidence of competencies.
Does the Antioch School provide mentors?
The Antioch School does not provide mentors. We provide tools and support for mentors that God has already provided. A core distinctive of the Antioch School is church-based theological education. One of the most important dimensions of church-based theological education is equipping mentors who are already in place for the task of mentoring.