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Chris Fane's Student Ministry News

A youth ministry blog consisting of a collection of articles and notes related to
student / youth ministry. Gathered by Chris Fane of egadideas.com



The Be-With Factor -- Bo Boshers

FROM: NETWORK MAGAZINE // BO BOSHERS

One year I was in the weight room when three young guys came in – they looked like they were about fifteen or sixteen. I could tell they were excited about using all of the sophisticated equipment, but they were also clueless. On some machines they got completely turned around and faced the opposite direction required to use the equipment properly. On top of looking silly, they failed to work the muscle groups each machine was designed to develop.

I saw such enthusiasm in these guys – they really had heart! But their motivation couldn’t make up for what they lacked – a model. They needed someone to demonstrate the correct use of the equipment. The machines were in perfect condition, but misuse and lack of understanding prevented these guys from getting any benefits.

It is the same in life: students regularly use their bodies and minds in ways that are sometimes just the opposite of what the divine Designer had in mind. What they need is someone to model a better way of life – a way of life consistent with God’s desires. They don’t need to hear another sermon, or a motivational speech on setting new goals. What they do need is a mentor – someone who extends an invitation: "Watch me."

I have never felt stronger about the need for mentoring. This generation is looking for something real. Teenagers long for role models who share their life lessons and who admit they haven’t figured it all out. They want to hear someone who’s willing to say, "I want to be with you, and offer a real example of someone you can follow."
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Here are a few practical benefits I have personally experienced through true mentoring relationships. I hope this will encourage you to become a mentor yourself.

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