Mentoring in retirement sounds like a wonderful idea. “Invest in the next generation. Share your life experience. Feel a renewed sense of purpose.” But in reality, far too often mentoring feels awkward for both mentor and mentee. The best mentoring relationships often look more like intergenerational friendship.
This article is from our friends at Radical Mentoring — an intentional small group mentoring process to help you engage your men, build your core group of leaders, and transform your church. This post ponders Matthew 9:13 and the meaning of mentoring.
Rick Woolworth shares his top tips on how to be a great mentor - 1) Share your stories; 2) Mentor the whole person; 3) Introduce your mentee to your network. He also reminds us that “mentoring is not only wonderfully rewarding, it is one of the few things we do where we get better with age. By utilizing the three practices presented here … you can become a more effective mentor and have a generative impact that will be felt for years to come.”