Mentoring for mission leaders
Rick is an extremely experienced church leader and mentor who has successfully mentored leaders all over the world. He is also the author of the highly-praised book Mentoring Matters. Rick divides his time primarily between Australia and England, but also travels to other parts of the world. His mentoring is done by both face-to-face discussion and remote conversation by internet.
Rick writes: “Leaders in Christian organisations face a particular set of challenges that arise from factors such as high ideals, limited resources, diverse and often irreconcilable demands and relational volatility in teams and personal isolation. Spiritual mentoring brings the focus back to God’s agenda, reminding the leader of God’s wisdom and power and encouraging a faithful response to His grace. Space is created for spiritual discernment out of which the leader plans positive action and agrees to be held accountable by the mentor. Each mentoring relationship is tailor-made to respond to the unique circumstances of the leader and is designed to help the leader be sharper, stronger and more resilient.”
Mentoring is becoming an increasingly popular activity among missions leadership as a development tool, but the challenge to agencies who are recommending it is that it cannot effectively be done by a colleague or manager. The availability of high-quality, independent mentors is severely limited. Syzygy’s involvement in this field provides a significant development. While Rick’s services are not necessarily free, we believe they are good value for money as an investment in your future management ability. For further information contact Rick via his website anamcaraconsulting.