Dr. Ann A. Michel, associate director of the Lewis Center
Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., distinguished professor of church leadership and director of the Lewis Center
About Taking Clergy Mentoring to the Next Level
Through engaging video presentations and supplementary materials, Taking Clergy Mentoring to the Next Level is designed to help you become a more effective mentor by helping you understand how mentoring is part of our rich biblical and theological traditions, know the factors that contribute to a successful mentoring, become familiar with best practices and key commitments of mentoring, and understand mentoring as a leadership development tool.
The Lewis Center has conducted extensive research on the effectiveness of mentoring programs for those in their first years out of seminary. We have also done much work on the leadership development needs of younger clergy. Taking Clergy Mentoring to the Next Level is the result of that effort.
- Instructional Segments
Introduction: How to Use this Resource
- Video Presentation (4:12 min), Ann A. Michel, associate director of the Lewis Center
1. What is Good Mentoring?
- Video Presentation (10:58 min), Lovett H. Weems, Jr., professor of church leadership and director of the Lewis Center
2. The Biblical and Theological Foundations of Christian Mentoring
- Video Presentation (13:44 min), Ann A. Michel
- Bible study sheets
3. Mentoring as Leadership Development
- Video Presentation (8:50 min), Lovett H. Weems, Jr.
- Discussion exercise on the interactive approach to leadership
4. Helping Clergy Grow
- Video Presentation (7:50 min), Lovett H. Weems, Jr.
5. Helping Clergy Put their Personal Calling into a Larger Context
- Video Presentation (6:40 min), Lovett H. Weems, Jr.
6. Using Case Studies
- Video Presentation (4:47 min), Ann A. Michel
- Guidelines for using case studies and sample case studies
7. My Ten Commitments as a Mentor
- Video Presentation (10:32 min), Lovett H. Weems, Jr.
- My Ten Commitments summary and feedback sheets
- The Impact of Race and Gender on Mentoring Relationships
- Possibilities for Common Reading