/ Center for Ministry Studies

Mentoring

Each student accepted into the studies in ministry minor will be paired with a mentor from the Holland and/or Hope community. This mentoring relationship will last two years.

Mentors will be chosen in conversation with each student, the director of the minor and the coordinator of mentoring and internships.

Junior Kennadi Hawes and her mentor, Lyn Curley ’87 Walker

A Shared Call to Music and Ministry

News from Hope College Spring 2019

Junior Kennadi Hawes and her mentor, Lyn Curley ’87 Walker, are one of the nearly 50 mentoring relationships at the core of the Center for Minstry Studies’ minor program.

The type of mentoring envisioned here is “spiritual mentoring,” which can be defined as “a triadic relationship between mentor, mentoree, and the Holy Spirit, where the mentoree can discover, through the already present action of God, intimacy with God, ultimate identity as a child of God and a unique voice for kingdom responsibility.”[1]

MENTORS

ORIENTATION SESSIONS

These are available for new mentors or those wishing a refresher. Two options are offered prior to the fall semester in mid-August.

Resources

If you are a mentor or are considering becoming a mentor, these documents and forms may be helpful:

Feedback/Evaluation Forms

Forms are due toward the end of each semester. You will receive a link to needed forms along with the submission deadline by email. Please contact vanputtenp@hope.edu if you are unable to locate your email containing the form link.

STUDENTS

Feedback/Evaluation Forms

Forms are due toward the end of each semester. You will receive a link to needed forms along with the submission deadline by email. Please contact vanputtenp@hope.edu if you are unable to locate your email containing the form link.

My favorite part of the ministry minor was definitely my mentor. She became a lifelong friend and someone that I could always bounce ideas off of, but was constantly turning me back to Christ in our conversations. She inspired and pushed me in my faith, and is someone I know I can always reach out to when I need conversation along those lines.

—Kierstynn Foster ’16

Citation: Keith R. Anderson and Randy D. Reese, Spiritual Mentoring: A Guide for Seeking and Giving Direction (Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1999), 12.