One of the ways Exodus seeks to fulfil its vision of discipleship is through Mentoring. Last Thursday some of the Exodus Churches team had the privilege of running a mentoring training event in Carnmoney Presbyterian Church for the wider Newtownabbey area. The heart behind the event was to train and prepare both mentors and mentees to embark upon the journey of mentoring together.
The night brought together over 50 people who are getting involved in the discipleship process this year. The group was divided into mentors and mentees for most of the training which included examples of mentoring in the Bible, core principles of the mentoring process, information about using the Exodus resources and how to make the most of the journey together practically.
It was encouraging to see such a variety of mentors from a range of different churches in the Newtownabbey area come together, united in their desire to see young people discipled. Also, there was such a sense of excitement among the mentees to take on this new challenge and to intentionally grow over the next number of months.