In our own lives, many of us were touched by someone other than our parents who broadened our horizons and encouraged us to move beyond our perceived limitations. That may have been a friend, family member, pastor, or employer. The Forerunner Mentoring Program exists to facilitate life transformation in the lives of young men through the power of one on one mentoring relationships founded on trust, love, and intentionality.
Our hope is that the young men in our program will cultivate the confidence necessary to reach their full potential in the key areas of life. We believe the most effective way for a young man to grow in his masculine identity is to share his life and unique story with mature, strong men in order to allow the power of their example and voice to shape his character. This is the Forerunner mission, to give young men a mentor who will model whole-hearted dependence on Jesus Christ and a lifestyle of responsibility, courageous leadership, and perseverance in the areas of education, work ethic, and relationships.
On a practical level, what does this look like? We ask our mentors to make a commitment to their mentee which involves spending time with them twice a month and making contact by phone, email, or letter on the weeks in between visits. 5-6 times a year the student and mentor will have opportunities to attend events sponsored by Forerunner and engage in group activities. The mentor is expected to grow a strong relationship with his student, and out of the context of that trusting relationship engage the student in the key areas of his life: relationships with women, spirituality, work ethic, education, character development, and more.
It is our hope that we have the full support of the parent or guardian in the life of the student and that the mentor-student relationship is aided and encouraged by the parent/guardian. We want the parents to know that we respect your voice and want you to play an active role in the relationship.
For more information regarding the program, please contact us with questions or concerns.
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