Mentoring in the Church

Below you will find the full outline of the Mentoring in the Church course. You can start the course exactly as you would in the actual course—read the descriptions, watch the videos, and interact with the discussion questions. For the first two sessions, the only difference is that in the actual course you would be able to interact with other people from around the world or from your local church.

After the first two sessions, you will be able to see the outline for the remaining sessions, but you’ll need to sign up for the actual course to continue.

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Course Description

This course is designed to help you understand mentoring and discipleship within the context of your church. Discipleship is fundamental to the mission of the church, and mentoring is an essential aspect of discipleship. This course will help you consider the responsibility and importance of mentoring and will also provide you with practical insights into how mentoring actually works.

About the Instructor

This course is taught by Chris Hay. Chris is the Director of Church Relations at Eternity Bible College. He grew up as a pastor’s kid and served in the pastorate for over 20 years, both in associate and senior roles, before coming to Eternity. He is passionate about seeing people live out a radical life-changing commitment to Jesus, and he is deeply burdened for the spiritual health of pastors. He and his wife Dawn are the founders and directors of Zarephath Ministries ( which provides spiritual retreats for pastors. His hobbies include reading (history, biography, Puritans, mystics), woodworking, and being in God’s glorious creation. He and Dawn homeschooled their two amazing children.

Chris Hay

Course Sessions

Session 1: What Is Mentoring?


  1. Why do you think mentoring is an important aspect of life in the church?
  2. What does it mean to mentor someone?
  3. Think about this statement: “everyone has been young before, but not everyone has been old before.” What implications does this have for the way we think about mentoring?

Session 2: Mentoring in the Bible, Part 1


  1. Why is it helpful to look at examples from the Bible of mentoring relationships?
  2. Based on the examples of mentoring you looked at in this session, which lessons do you find most helpful or challenging? Why?

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Additional Course Sessions (available in the full course)

Session 3: Mentoring in the Bible, Part 2

Session 4: The Need for Mentoring

Session 5: Essential Elements in Mentoring, Part 1

Session 6: Essential Elements in Mentoring, Part 2

Session 7: Pitfalls in Mentoring

Session 8: Qualities of a Mentor

Session 9: The Benefits of Mentoring, Part 1

Session 10: The Benefits of Mentoring, Part 2

Session 11: What Young Adults Are Looking For

Session 12: Three Big Questions Young Adults Are Asking

Session 13: End Well

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