Posts tagged Guides
A Word to the Men on Discipleship

Men are different.

Very Different.

Different from each other, to be sure, but especially different from women. No surprise there. But that means that women’s ministry and men’s ministries are completely different in the way they look and function. Women go to ministry gatherings and learn about how to be a good wife, or how to be a “Proverbs 31 Woman” and all that mushy gushy stuff. Men go to ministry gatherings that have serious names like Man Church and Men of Faith, and they get hit with the “holy 2x4” of Jesus. They get told how bad they are at life. They get told about their short comings as men, fathers, husbands, brothers, providers… you name it, and we’ve heard it.

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Someone appointed you their mentor... now what?

Before, when I have written on the idea of a Guide, I have spoken in terms of you finding those respected heroes in your life to guide you (here are my guides) through your journeys. At the very end of this post, however, I pointed out the somewhat frightening thought that we might very well be someone else's guide, whether we know it or not! *Begin Frantic Panicking Now* But what does that mean?!? No one ever tells us what it means to be a guide. How the heck are we supposed to mentor someone? I've identified four things (I'm sure there're more.. don't freak out) that I believe guides are called to do.

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