Mentorship

What is the mentorship program?

The word mentor means to empower another person by sharing your experiences and resources. It is a ministry for women of all ages based on Titus 2:3-5 that intentionally develops accountability partners among women of different generations and walks of life. There is a mentor (a godly, mature, and faithful woman who listens, provides wisdom, encourages, and leads) and a merea (a companion who welcomes the insight and knowledge of her mentor and desires to develop her spiritual journey with someone who has dealt with struggles she now faces). In every season of life, it helps to have someone walk alongside you, cheering you on.

Be a Merea or Mentor

Fill out the downloadable form (Mentor | Merea) or visit the she Ministries office and ask Tracy Rodden, our mentorship program director and Bible study manager, for information about the program. She will give you a Mentorship Information Packet and a Get to Know You profile sheet and help answer any questions you have about the program.

What is the mentorship program?

The mentorship program is for women of all ages based on Titus 2:3-5. It is a ministry that intentionally develops accountability partners among women of different generations and walks of life.

Why have a mentorship program?

The mentorship program is for women of all ages based on Titus 2:3-5. It is a ministry that intentionally develops accountability partners among women of different generations and walks of life.

Purpose

The purpose of the mentorship program is to encourage spiritual growth through accountability partners. "Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor" (Ecclesiastes 4:9). Knowing that women hold a unique place in God’s plan and heart, she Ministries takes inspiration from the virtuous woman extolled in Proverbs 31.

Mission

Women invest in one another's lives through encouragement, guidance, listening, laughing, and loving. We strive to form strong and lasting relationships that are a source of support, growth, and strength based on a mutual desire to follow God’s way of love and obedience through the example of Jesus Christ.

What is a merea and what does she do?

What commitment does the mentorship program require?

Timeline

Process of Becoming a Merea or Mentor

It is a two-step process:

STEP 1: Both merea and mentor must complete the Get to Know You profile sheet and turn it into the she Ministries office (attention: Tracy Rodden [tracy.rodden@calvaryabq.org]). Note: Mentors must also submit a completed Calvary Servant Application to the front desk at Calvary.

STEP 2: Your profile sheet will be prayed over by the mentorship core team, and they will determine the matching. They will notify the mentor who will then contact their new merea. They will also extend an invitation to qualifying mentors in order to set up an interview and explain additional guidelines.

Can the merea choose her mentor?

Sorry, but no. We are asking the Lord to make that choice. The best pairings occur when we leave the choice to Him. This is why the mentorship core team takes ten days to pray over every profile sheet.

Does the merea have to attend Calvary Albuquerque or the she Ministries Bible study to participate?

Mereas are not required to call Calvary their home church, but they must display evidence of faith. They must participate in both the she Ministries Bible study teaching and small group, "that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine" (Romans 1:12, ESV).

Does the mentor have to attend Calvary Albuquerque or the she Ministries Bible study to participate?

Mentors must consider Calvary their home church and attend the she Ministries Bible study, including participation in a small group for at least one full study (two semesters: fall and spring). Candidates for mentors will be given information on the interview and acceptance process.

The Benefits of an accountability partner

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Fran Byrne
Events Manager
338-3664

Tracy Rodden
Bible Study Manager
338-3654

Zanetta Romero
Director
338-0180

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