Faith-Centered Mentoring and More offers a wide range of learning materials and services. We currently feature the Christ-Centered Mentor’s Handbook and Mentee’s Handbook (for men or women who want to develop in Christ-centered mentoring partnerships) and Forgiving: Letting Go of Bitterness (one in a series of publications outlining a Christ-centered approach to helping others thrive).
H1. Christ-Centered Mentoring Coordinator’s Handbook
Provides detailed information on how to design, manage, and evaluate an effort. Includes: What the Bible Teaches about Mentoring, Should Your Church or Parachurch Organization Try a Planned Mentoring Initiative?, Coordinator’s View of Mentoring, The Process of Formal Mentoring, Identifying Target Groups and Needs, Communicating about the New Mentoring Initiative, Selecting and Matching Mentors and Mentees, Mentoring Groups, Developing Mentors and Mentees, Skills for Successful Christ-Centered Mentoring, Ground Rules for Mentoring, Evaluating a Mentoring Initiative, Role of Your Mentees’ Significant People, Distance Mentoring, Challenges in Planned Mentoring, Suggested Reading, detailed Coordinator’s Checklist of Tasks, Frequently Asked Questions, sample resources. ISBN 1-890608-15-7. Recommend 1 per leader/team. (162 pages; $40 each)
H2. Christ-Centered Mentor's Handbook
Workbook for men or women who want to develop as Christ-centered mentors.
Includes What the Bible Teaches about Mentoring, A Vision for Christ-Centered Mentoring, Initial Principles, The Formal Mentoring Process, Setting Compelling Goals, Skills for Successful Christ-Centered Mentoring, The Etiquette of Mentoring, Dialog Prompts, Ideas for Mentee Development, Sample Development Plan, Mentor's Checklist of Tasks, Strategies for Strengthening Mentoring Partnerships, Meeting Tools, Additional Learning, sample resources. ISBN 1-890608-35-1. Recommend 1 per mentor. (78 pages; $12 USD each) Featured
H3. Mentee's Handbook
Workbook for men or women seeking or paired with mentors.
Includes What the Bible Teaches about Mentoring, A Vision for Christ-Centered Mentoring, Initial Principles, The Formal Mentoring Process, Creating Your Personal Vision, Setting Compelling Goals, Skills for Successful Christ-Centered Mentoring, The Etiquette of Mentoring, Dialog Prompts, Ideas for Mentee Development, Sample Development Plan, Mentee's Checklist of Tasks, Strategies for Strengthening Mentoring Partnerships, Meeting Tools, Additional Learning, sample resources. ISBN 1-890608-34-3. Recommend 1 per mentee. (78 pages; $12 USD each) Featured
H4. Mentor's Handbook: For Men
Practical workbook for male mentors, particularly those assisting male mentees.
Includes: What the Bible Teaches about Mentoring, What’s My Role as a Mentor?, Frequently Asked Questions, Critical Skills for Successful Mentoring, Ground Rules, detailed Mentor’s Checklist of Tasks, Sample Development Activities, blank and sample Development Plans, etc. Appropriate for new and experienced mentors. ISBN 1-890608-13-0 Recommend 1 per mentor. (91 pages; $12 each)
H5. Mentee's Handbook: For Men
Practical workbook for men seeking or paired with mentors.
includes: What the Bible Teaches about Mentoring, What’s My Role as a Mentee, Frequently Asked Questions, Critical Skills for Successful Mentoring, detailed Mentee’s Checklist of Tasks, Ground Rules, blank and sample Development Plans, etc. Recommend 1 per mentee. ISBN 1-890608-14-9 (89 pages; $12 each)
Booklets listed below can be bought singly or in bulk
(Call for quote on bulk orders.)
MB1. What the Bible Teaches about Mentoring: A Case for Discipling with a Capital D Revised 2010
16-page booklet outlining what scripture teaches about mentoring.
Includes numerous examples from the lives of Christ and others.
ISBN 1-890608-16-5. (27 pages; $7 each - 2002 version $2 each)
MB2. Skills for Successful Christ-Centered Mentoring: Competencies of Outstanding Mentors and Mentees
17-page booklet for developing mentors and mentees.
Includes self-scoring personal assessment of 14 skills.
ISBN 1-890608-17-3. (This booklet is included as a chapter in the Coordinator’s and all Mentor’s and Mentee’s Handbooks.) (16 pages; $4 each)
MB3. Planning, Implementing, & Evaluating a Successful Christ-Centered Mentoring Initiative: A Checklist of Critical Tasks MB3. Planning, Implementing, & Evaluating a Successful Christ-Centered Mentoring Initiative: A Checklist of Critical Tasks
20-page booklet for planners/coordinators of mentoring initiatives.
A planning/accountability tool containing 80 steps to complete throughout a mentoring initiative. ISBN 1-890608-18-1. (This booklet is included as a chapter in The Christ-Centered Mentoring Coordinator’s Handbook.) (19 pages; $4 each)
MB4. 99 Mentoring Activities: Practical Things to Do with Your Mentees
12-page booklet of mentee-development activities.
Includes mentee-development activities successfully used by mentors. ISBN 1-890608-19-X (11 pages; $4 each)
MB5. Launching and Sustaining Mentoring in Your Ministry Setting NEW!
30-page booklet of principles and tools for establishing mentoring ministries in churches and parachurch settings. Includes ideas for setting up and maintaining mentoring cultures for ministry. This booklet is a joint venture of the International Christian Mentoring Network and FCMM. The first of its two sections introduces 4 distinctions of mentoring cultures followed by 9 steps, excercises, and critical factors for evolving them.The second section is a 15-page appendix detailing a checklist of tasks to guide a ministry coordinator through all phases of building a mentoring initiative. ISBN 1-890608-46-0 (30 pages; $7 each)
HELPING OTHERS THRIVE Series Modules (T1 - T31)
Booklets can be bought singly or in bulk
(1-10 copies = $5.00 each; 11-49 = $4.50 each; 50-99 = $4.00 each. (Call for quote on larger orders.)
T1. From Surviving to Thriving: A Christ-Centered Approach
22-page introductory and foundational module of this series.
includes an outline of 10 key beliefs crucial to this approach, requirements for possible people helpers, Christ-centered helping methods and resources, case examples, exercises, and more. ISBN 1-890608-23-8 (22 pages; $5 each) Out of Stock. Call for ordering info.
T3. Following Ethical and Legal Practices: Guidelines for Helpers
21-page module outlining ethical and legal guidelines for people-helping efforts.
Outlines keys to identifying a helper’s motives, attitudes and values in the helping relationship, the rights of the person being helped, issues of confidentiality, managing boundaries and multiple relationships with helpees, assistance drafting a Personal Code of Ethics, and more. ISBN 1-890608-24-6 (21 pages; $5 each)
T15. Forgiving: Letting Go of Bitterness
26-page module outlining a step-by-step learning guide on forgiveness.
Includes a mini self-assessment, and detailed steps for forgiving and seeking forgiveness. Appropriate for individuals, small groups, and Bible studies. ISBN 1-890608-25-4 (26 pages; $5 each) Out of Stock. Call for ordering info.
T31. Forgiveness Self Assessment
16-page assessment tool on forgiveness.
Designed to help you determine your knowledge, skills, typical actions, and progress in your forgiveness journey. Learn how you’re doing as a forgiver (one who forgives someone else) and as a forgivee (one who hurt another person and who seeks forgiveness from him/her). ISBN 1-890608-26-3 (16 pages; $5 each) Out of Stock. Call for ordering info
S1. A Fight to the Better End: Strategies for Resolving Conflicts in Your Personal and Professional Life
178-page paperback book (companion to "Forgiving: Letting Go of Bitterness" and "Resolving Conflict: Making Peace with Others."
Presents the Better End STrategy (BEST), an approach to facing conflict with the intent of resolving it in ways that please God, meet your adversaries' expectations, and satisfy your needs. ISBN 0-89693-645-7.
S2. Men Have Feelings Too! A Book For Men (And The Women Who Love Them)
232-page paperback book.
Helps men (and women) take an emotional and spiritual pilgrimage to understand, explore, and express feelings in healthy and God-pleasing ways. ISBN 0-89693-444-6 (232 pages: $6 each)
S3. Life in View of Eternity (Live) Written by: Rod Handley and Luke Bowers with Gordon Thiessen NEW!
Features the 35 character markers created by CARS (Character Assesment, Research, and Solutions). Qualities include: Accountability, Courage, Commitment, Discipline, Forgiveness, Generosity, Gratitude, Gentleness, Humility, Integrity, Joy, Knowledge, Love, Perseverance, Purposeful, Purity, Respect and Wisdom. The workbook includes: Quizzes, Exams, Essay, Bible Study, Daily Proverbs, along with Activities and Team Building Excercises. The book is ideal for use with a parent and a teenager; in a Sunday School class; or in a Christian School (suggested for grades 7-12). It can also be utilized by a small group of married couples or singles. Single Copies are available, along with a "teachers edition."
The "teachers edition" price is still being determined and it will be available on a DVD later this year. In the interim, if you're interested in the "teachers answer key" please contact us and we will send you an electronic version free of charge. The "LIVE" book is being considered by a number of schools nationwide and across the world. Order your copy today!! (NOTE: If you would like to preview a PDF copy of the "LIVE" book, contact us by e-mail or phone. ISBN 978-0-9821652-2-5 (316 pages: 1-2 copies $24.99, 3-9 copies $20, 10-24 copies $17.50, 25+ copies $15.)
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