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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,...
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.
How to Be Confident You Are Worth More Than Your Work Samantha Barnes  6 Minute Read   How would you react if I told you your employee performance review was emailed to your friends and family? Would you be glad, knowing they’d be impressed? Or would you freak out and worry that they’d never look at you the same way again? Your response is one indicator of how much your work...
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.