Sometimes knowing how to find a mentor and start that relationship can be challenging. My longtime dear friend Barry Arnold, who pastors Cornerstone Church in Gresham, Oregon, shares some thoughts about the importance of seeking wisdom from others, as well as five simple steps for pursuing mentorship.
I’ve been encouraged to pray, even if briefly, for many people I see in passing and don’t know. This I do know—God created them, loves them, and desires them to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4).
I really enjoy hearing from readers of my books. But my absolute favorite letters are the ones that come from children and young adults.
In most cases, I think we in church and ministry leadership honestly do want to be Christ-honoring servants. But all of us can find it difficult to do the hard and thankless things that servants do, especially when no one is watching.