Mentoring

Missionaries can best serve by facilitating the ministry of others rather than trying to do it themselves. So it has been said anyway. Quite frankly, given the spiritual condition of the Czech Republic, we feel like this is the most strategic use of our time. With less than one-fifth of one percent (.17%) of the Czech population being evangelical believers, one of the greatest contributions we can make is facilitating the ministry of those involved in church multiplication. That means we want to invest heavily in people’s lives. Recognizing the importance of investing well in people, projekt Zet is involved in the following facets of mentoring:

Direct Mentoring

Our team regularly visits Czech pastors in their homes and places of ministry. Nothing beats time spent face-to-face, especially on the other person’s turf, interacting on issues of life and ministry. In our visits we hope to:

  • Provide encouragement to men who are slugging it out in ministry, often alone and frequently overloaded with responsibilities.
  • Actively engage in ministry activities with those we mentor. The point is to not only talk about ministry, but to do ministry together, whether it be an evangelistic event or something to build up the body of Christ.
  • Raise important issues related to ministry and spiritual health and then serve as a sounding board to flesh out important ideas in our lives and ministries.

Peer Mentoring

This involves facilitating mentoring meetings with a group of pastors and/or church planters for the following purpose: getting people to begin learning from one another. Armed with a topic related to spiritual formation or ministry skills, we facilitate a process of mutual learning whereby Czech church leaders are sharing with one another and learning from one another. These meetings not only result in mutual learning, but they help to build relational bridges among leaders in a given area, often across denominational lines.

Mentoring Resources

Not only do we want to be involved in mentoring, we are developing mentoring resources that can be used by Czech pastors and church planters in their own settings. The idea is to be providing tools for people to use in their own ministry settings.

New & Noteworthy:
  • Brian and Don are on home ministry assignment for one year Pray for us as we travel, sharing what God has done in, through and around us these last four years in the Czech Republic.
  • Discipleship Essentials a workbook for discipleship triads and quartets as been translated and published. Last year it was field tested with groups from the Ichthys congregation in Litoměřice.
  • Transforming Discipleship a companion to Discipleship Essentials is translated, printed and ready for distribution.  This book explains the rationale and approach behind discipleship triads and quartets.

projekt Zet exists to facilitate the transformation of Christian disciples who serve and gather others into healthy  fellowships that reproduce and transform their oikos for the glory of God.

To read more on our purpose and strategy, click here

Discipleship Essentials is a discipleship workbook for use in triads, small groups or one-on-one. The balance of this relational and rational approach to discipleship is a welcome addition to the Czech mentors toolbox.

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