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Mentoring an intern is an incredibly rewarding endeavor, but we know it comes with its own set of challenges. There are a lot of things to think about as you're going through the process. Whether you're a mentor-newbie, or have been around the block a few times, these practical tips will help you identify your goals and navigate a more meaningful experience with your intern.  #1 Soul Care Resist the temptation to separate...
Though it doesn’t come right out and label them, the Bible is full of examples of mentorship. Of course there are the stories of Elijah and Elisha, Moses and Joshua, and Paul and Timothy; in each case the elder bringing the younger under his wing. An apprenticeship, of sorts. The elder teaching and guiding, and the younger eventually growing into the role modeled by his teacher. Elisha becomes one of Israel's greatest prophets,...
Her voice is clear and direct; the laser-sharp focus that has propelled her over the years shows through as she recites the story of how Foster Closet came to be. How the Lord shaped and directed her journey. A series of obedient yeses to each new stepping stone He placed on her heart.  FC Shopping Center Mercedes Benze volunteers organizing the car seat section Just over a decade ago, with two preteens of her own, the...
Six weeks ago we thought we’d hunker down for a couple weeks, confident we could suffer a few lost days and dollars for the good of the cause. We vowed to flatten the curve, and stay home for our grandparents sake.  Two weeks turned into three, into four. As the winds have changed and the earth comes into bloom, the impact of this pandemic has us scrambling for a new game plan. Step one: survive today. Step two: reformulate...
CoPassion cofounders and C12 Members Ray and Melissa Strickland illustrate the marketplace opportunity to minister to the next generation.
Jon wanted to go into full-time ministry but all the doors seemed to close. He got a job as an athletic trainer at a school for the deaf. Jon had no experience with sign language or the deaf culture but he loved the people right away. He built relationships and found ways to share his faith. This inspirational real-life story illustrates how God can use our gifts and strengths for His glory wherever he places us.
Megan shares how her career as a designer for Ralph Lauren in New York is really her mission field. She reflects the character of the Infinite Creator through exceptional design and she cares for her co-workers in the name of Christ.
Many Christians—from the CEO to the teacher to the stay-at-home mom—spend a great deal of time working and yet do not realize how their work intersects with their faith. They compartmentalize their faith to Sunday morning and see the rest of their week as having little to do with their walk with God. Scripture, however, makes no division between the sacred and secular parts of our lives. God gives us our work,...