As a Christ follower and a woman of God, you have a powerful sphere of influence. Whether you realize it or not, you are impacting others. Hearing the word “mentor” can be intimidating. We want to encourage you that mentorship/discipleship is for all Christ followers. You are ONE, because the Holy Spirit empowers you to BE ONE. We see from Scripture that God calls each and every one of us to discipleship.
“Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.”
– Titus 2:3-5
“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’”
– Matthew 28:18-20
Discipleship is about being mentored and mentoring another. We believe that this mentoring model allows the mentor and mentee to learn, grow, and passionately pursue Jesus and the Kingdom of God. You were made for more. You were made to mentor!
PURPOSE Be One is a Central Women’s discipleship initiative to equip and inspire one-on-one mentor relationships that will help women to discover and fully own faith in Jesus.
Be One is about doing life together. Through mentorship, women disciple other women through shared experiences and wisdom.
Be One is intentional relationships founded on prayer and the Bible. The goal is to share in life’s joys and struggles while pointing each other back to God’s Word.
Our hope and prayer is for transformed lives, a deeper relationship with Jesus, and a generational and eternal Kingdom impact.
HOW TO GET STARTEDSeek the Lord in prayer and ask Him specifically to show you someone to mentor, or to be your mentee. Ask that He would give you a name and an opportunity to start a conversation with that person. Ask for courage to take the first step.
Take the courage God has given you and ask someone. We know it can be scary to put yourself out there and be vulnerable. God has not given you a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7).
If you have formed a mentor - mentee relationship but unsure where to start, here are some helpful tools to get you started.
Central Women Devotion on Leadership.pdf Already in a mentor/mentee relationship? Tell us about it! Send your story to Women@CentralAZ.com.