Steps to Becoming a Mentor
Our hope is for a mentor to be used by the Lord to change the life of his Forerunner. It is important that we are thoughtful and thorough in our matching process. We do not take lightly the fact that our mentors could have a great impact in the lives of our fatherless youth. We want to make sure that each mentor knows the expectations and is of sound, Godly character. Due to this, our potential mentor intake process is robust.
We want our mentors to be as ready and equipped as possible. Relationships are all unique and intricate, but our staff is here to support the mentors in the good times and the hard times. From the very beginning, we want mentors to be as informed as possible about relational ministry with our families in Lake Highlands
Here are the steps required to become a mentor:
1. Attend a Forerunner Mentoring Orientation or meet with a Staff Member
We will share information about our mission, vision, expectations, and answer any questions you have. Check our calendar for dates of upcoming trainings.
2. Complete Online Mentor Application
3. Complete MinistrySafe Training and background check
Forerunner will email you a link to a one hour sexual abuse training video after completing your application. Immediately following the video, completed the simple online quiz.
4. Interview with Forerunner Staff
Forerunner will contact you to schedule a 30 minute interview to get to know you and to see if Forerunner Mentoring is a good fit for you and your family. If you are married or engaged, we ask that your spouse or future spouse attend the meeting as well. We will not match you with a Forerunner until your family knows and agrees to the expectations of Forerunner.
5. Meet the Child and their Family
This is where the commitment to mentor is made. When we set up an initial meeting for you to meet the child and their guardians, you are committing to mentor that child for a minimum of two years.
Applicants must pass a criminal background check and complete an interview. Applicants are also reviewed on their past experience and commitments in volunteering with children, their expressed reasons for wanting to mentor, and their overall display of passion, authenticity, and desire to be challenged and transformed through the mentoring relationship. Not all who apply will be chosen to mentor.