Mentoring Tips 

Make one-to-one mentoring easier by learning what to do and what not to do.

Tip#1 – Find your PLACE

  • Pray:  simple yet powerful act
  • Listen:  people want to feel heard
  • Ask:  good questions foster productive dialogue
  • Consider:  think slowly and biblically
  • Encourage:  uplift rather than beat down

Tip #2 – Avoid the common mistakes

  • Fixing:  this is a person not a project
  • Preaching:  walk alongside, don’t talk at or down to the person
  • Carrying:  show concern but don’t carry too heavy a burden
  • Blaming:  no condemnation in Christ Jesus
  • Rescuing:  you are not a savior!

Family Separation/Staying Connected

Loneliness and Isolation

Long-Distance Parenting

Moving/Permanent Change of Station

Reintegration after Deployment

Preparing for Deployment