Why do you mentor in a group? Can I do this one-on-one?

Part of what makes Radical Mentoring unique is the group mentoring format. Mentoring in a group has several benefits.

  1. Having a group of mentees share their full stories allows the deep, lasting relationships we all need to develop quickly and meaningfully.
  2. It creates a two-way street where the mentor can grow and lean on others when they don’t know the answer to a question.
  3. It creates a healthy peer pressure. Mentees are more likely to step up and do the reading, or follow through on making a life change when they know other people are doing the same thing.
  4. Group mentoring allows the mentor to share their story and impact four to eight lives at a time, instead of just one.
  5. Lastly, we mentor in a group because that’s what Jesus did. He went out and invited a group of disciples to walk with Him.

That said, the resources on the website are available to you to use however you see fit. But our challenge would be to grab 4-8 and give it a try. We think you’ll be amazed at what God does in their lives.

Note: We do believe there are certain circumstances where one-on-one mentoring is more effective. Radical Mentors are typically generalists, but sometimes people need specialists who can mentor them through a specific issue or season (think infidelity or addiction). Those times often call for the more hands-on approach of a one-on-one relationship.


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