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At IPC we believe strongly in the biblical principle of discipleship, also called spiritual mentoring. We believe this relationship focuses on spiritual and personal growth through biblical principles and mutual support. We believe these relationships will lead us to a stronger community, deeper faith, and ultimately discipleship together in Christ.

For this endeavor we look to the biblical example of Paul and Timothy. A Paul is someone who is more mature in the faith, leading us on. While Timothy is someone often younger who desires to grow from the experience of others.

We ask that everyone engaging in the discipleship through mentoring initiative:

Pray for God’s discernment whether or not to enter such a relationship.

Once you have prayed for discernment, go through the slides and please fill out the Google form questionnaire here.

*Please note this is a constant, ongoing process. At any time when you sign up there may be a bit of a wait to find a pairing. After filling out the form, we will be in contact with you.

If you would like to learn more about Spiritual mentoring, check out some of the following books!

Anderson, Keith and Reese, Randy. Spiritual Mentoring: A Guide for Seeking and Giving
Direction, InterVarsity Press. – Excellent reference and helpful ideas.

Benner, David. Sacred Companions, InterVarsity Press. – A wonderful book, all around.

Benner, David and Moon, Gary, eds. Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls, InterVarsity
Press. – More theoretical and yet, good.

Crabb, Larry. Connecting, Thomas Nelson (W Publishing). – Highly Recommended.

Crabb, Larry. Soul Talk, Thomas Nelson. – Read it twice to get it fully, highly recommended,
but not an easy read.

Huggett, Joyce. Listening to Others, InterVarsity Press. – More psychological (counselling),
but great on the “how to” of listening.

Kreider, Larry. Authentic Spiritual Mentoring, Regal. – A good place to get more ideas.

Mulholland, Robert. Invitation to a Journey, InterVarsity Press. – More about the “What and
how” of spiritual formation than about how to be a mentor, but really a great book.

Otto, Donna. Finding and being a Mentor, Harvest House. – Written for women, but useful
for everyone, at the end, there’ss even a plan for those who need more structure.