Those who have a passion for ministering to children often find themselves immersed in a multitude of programs while many around them watch from the sidelines, often cheering them on. If we really do desire to help our children walk faithfully with God then we cannot afford to do everything ourselves while allowing those who God has sent to minister with us to sit and watch. God has called us to become mentors to those who desire to serve our children. Mentoring must become a focus of our ministry.
The purpose of this article is to provide brief history, types, and characteristics of mentoring. The article, which is taken from a research paper on the topic, is not designed to be a "how-to", but rather to provide background that challenges the reader to consider such an endeavor. A complete copy of the paper is available by emailing the author.