How Do the Paul to Timothy Mentoring Certifications Work?

The program is designed to equip you as an experienced pastor to mentor the leaders around you that are passionate about their ministry development.

  • Pastor/Mentors meet with mentees 2 times a month for 6 months (12 times over 6 months). 
  • Mentor training includes 7 (10 minute) videos and supplemental materials. 
  • Your mentees will be provided with 12 (10 minute) videos along with supplemental materials to prepare them for their meetings with you as their mentor.
  • You can meet one on one, or with a small group of mentees at the same time.

The Program is Built on 5 Proven Leadership Change Components:

Your Experience

Your experience as a pastor must be passed on to your mentees. Coaching largely focuses on what a mentee already knows and helps them strategize their own development. Mentoring is different from coaching. A mentor focuses on a proven foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and skills that mentees may not already possess but are essential to their effectiveness.


Structured Mentoring Sessions

Your mentees will be prepared through Paul to Timothy videos and print resources before they meet with you. They will come to your meetings with a structured journal that will serve as the basis for your interactions with them.


Core Competencies

There are core competencies of effective ministerial leaders. These competencies are comprised of knowledge, attitudes, and skills. Your mentoring sessions are designed to allow you and your mentees to focus on how to practically incorporate these core competencies into their lives and ministries.


Experiential Learning

Denominations have learned that seminars rarely have great impact. Seminars alone simply don't tend to bring about the needed leadership development. The secret is to concurrently develop leaders through learning, implementing new knowledge, attitudes and skills, while reflecting with their mentor as they develop. Research clearly shows that ministers being educated on the front end of their ministry, without practical application of what they are learning, have the poorest results in ministry. Developing ministers who add the component of doing ministry under a mentor's guidance will end up with the most effective ministries.


The 5 Stage Model of Leadership Formation

The maxim that "nothing is dynamic until it becomes specific" is a key part of the Paul to Timothy Mentoring Program. We will give you the specific steps to help you mentor leaders - from God's call all the way to fruitfulness.