Graduation 1

MA Mission (Christian Mentoring (CM))

MA, Diploma and Certificate (part time)

Effective mentoring is one of the most needed (and most absent!) aspects of church life and leadership today. This pathway is designed for lay or ordained persons, from all traditions, who are interested in exploring and critiquing the foundations, challenges, and opportunities of Christian mentoring in a variety of contexts. If you are looking for a pathway that brings a missional emphasis to the practice of contemporary Christian mentoring, then this is the one for you! The pathway is delivered part-time, including teaching from one of the world’s foremost experts in Christian mentoring, Dr. Rick Lewis, author of Mentoring Matters.

Course Details

There are two main units of study which cover a range of themes:

CM1: Theology of Christian Mentoring

Main themes include:

  • biblical perspectives on mentoring
  • theological foundations for mentoring
  • models of mentoring in Church history
  • the use of prayer and scripture in mentoring
  • mentoring and emotions
  • inter-generational mentoring
  • mentoring Christian leaders.

CM2: Applied Themes in Christian Mentoring

Main themes include:

  • ethics of mentoring
  • paradoxes of mentoring
  • uses of power in mentoring
  • mentoring and contemporary culture
  • managing the mentoring process in a church or organisation
  • self-care for mentors
  • missional implications of mentoring.

Students who successfully complete these two units will obtain a Postgraduate Certificate in Mission (Christian Mentoring). Students wishing to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma or MA in Mission (Christian Mentoring) may take these two units and any two other units from the programme, plus a dissertation for the MA.