Mentoring Collective: 1:1 Mentoring
Mentoring Collective: 1:1 Mentoring
The Mentoring Collective exists so that no woman feels alone in the everyday struggles of life. The Collective offers a biblical perspective, practical tools, and honest conversations through evening events and one-on-one mentoring. We believe mentorship, whether in large group form or one-on-one, is a vital discipleship tool (Matt 28:18-20, Titus 2:3-4, Eph 4:11-13).
The Mentoring Collective will help facilitate this by resourcing identified mentors and connecting them with interested mentees on an ongoing, as-needed, and as-available basis.
MENTORS in the Mentoring Collective are:
- Austin Ridge partners or willing to enter the partnership process.
- Encouraged to pray and pursue mentorship with someone they already know.
- Interested in being connected to a prospective mentee in a season.
- Committed to mentoring holistically by bringing God’s Word to bear in all areas of life.
- Responsible for coordinating meeting rhythms with their mentee(s), and with them determining the course and duration of their mentorship relationship. Guidelines for meeting frequency and duration will be suggested.
- Asked to update their mentoring point person (women’s ministry director or mentoring coach) when the status of their availability to mentor changes.
MENTEES in the Mentoring Collective are:
- Not required to be partners of Austin Ridge, but are encouraged to participate in our Ridge communities (ex. the Table, women’s Bible studies, Equip classes, life groups, etc.)
- Committed to being mentored holistically by receiving God’s Word as it applies in all areas of life.
- Responsible for coordinating meeting rhythms with their mentor and with them determining the course and duration of their mentorship relationship. Guidelines for meeting frequency and duration will be suggested.
The Mentoring Collective will keep an active database of mentors and interested mentees in order to make introductions as the availability of mentors allows. We cannot guarantee availability of a mentor to an interested mentee. We will ensure mentors are connected for ongoing care and support as needed.
GROWING TOGETHER: Taking Mentoring Beyond Small Talk and Prayer Requests
We need one another. Yet we don’t always know how to develop relationships that help us grow in the Christian life. Spiritual mentoring offers a way for younger believers and more mature Christians to grow together through intentional discipleship and accountability. If you’re looking for a place to start, Melissa Kruger presents a guide for discipleship conversations that span a variety of topics for spiritual growth. Each lesson encourages both mentor and mentee to focus on the hope of the gospel as they learn together from the truth of God’s Word. -- Available through Amazon.
BECOMING Who God Already Sees You to Be: A Bible Study on Sanctification
We want to learn; we want to grow; we want to change—in so many areas of life. But we often forget so quickly, and we default into the same sin patterns over and over again. And living the Christian life can start to feel so discouraging, like just another unattainable goal to work toward. It can feel exhausting, like our efforts aren’t enough, that there’s always more we should be doing.
If you’ve ever felt these things, you are not alone.
What if there were hope, real hope, that things could truly be different? What if we could gather in authentic relationship to encourage and remind each other with grace and truth?
Becoming is a Bible study that leads you to discover how sanctification is the beautiful picture of God’s power to make you holy and whole, to become who God already sees you to be. -- Available through Austin Ridge Bible Church
Laura was born and raised in the sunny state of CALIFORNIA!!! She grew up in Southern California, where she enjoyed her summers at the beach, and then moved to Northern California, where she attended college at San Jose State. She earned her degree in Child and Adolescent Development with a minor in Mathematics, but let’s be honest; she mostly went to school to play water polo. Laura, her husband, Dan, and her three girls, Cassidy, Libby, and Emily, made the trek out to Austin in August 2018. It is Laura’s great joy to have fun serving people, which is what she is doing as a ministry assistant for Embrace and Women's Ministries. While she may never get used to the weather in Texas, Laura still enjoys playing water polo, being silly with her kids, and finding any reason to go on an adventure!