MENTORING & MINISTRY
3 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Titus 2:3-5 NIV
WHAT IS M & M?
For the spiritually mature woman to empower, encourage, and equip younger women through spiritual truths according to the principles in the Bible that Jesus taught. To see the next generation of women be transformed through a loving mentor relationship, become godly examples, and intentionally impact those around them.
The purpose of Inspire is to offer spiritual growth through biblical truths, unconditional acceptance, accountability, friendship, and encouragement.
Mainly because God commands it, specifically in Titus 2:3-5. Living our faith out before other women is so important in today’s world. Plus, God has gifted women to uniquely minister to each other.
ARE THERE GUIDELINES FOR BEING INVOLVED?
The guidelines really boil down to one word— “commitment.” We ask that you be a committed member and faithfully attend weekly services at The House. We ask for a four-month commitment (and that goes fast) to your merea. It is encouraged that mentors must have completed the Beautiful Warrior’s curriculum and the Women of Influence Bible study.
What is a Mentor? What is a Merea?
A mentor is a woman of purpose who pursues God regardless of circumstances and wants to impact another generation. She is a woman who has continually developed her faith. A mentor is a woman willing to listen, share truth, be authentic, and provide a positive perspective from life experiences.
A merea is a woman who is faithful, available, teachable, and desires accountability. “Merea” is a Hebrew term that means young friend. A merea is a woman who welcomes the insight and knowledge of another woman.