The following resources are provided to any Christian organization with an interest in developing a mentoring program. These resources were developed to support students and mentors in City Vision University’s ORG350/ORG650: Mentored Ministry & Leadership course. There are additional resources and templates available in City Vision’s Mentoring Manual.
Resources for Mentors
Articles on How to Be an Effective Mentor
Videos on How to be an Effective Mentor
YouTube Link for the Above Video Playlist: How to be an Effective Mentor
Book Recommendations for Mentoring
Books for Leadership Competency Based Mentoring
- Kouzes, J. M., & Posner, B. Z. (2017). The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (6th edition). Jossey-Bass.
- Sugerman, J. (2011). The 8 Dimensions of Leadership: DiSC Strategies for Becoming a Better Leader. Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
- Lombardo, M. M. (2014). FYI: For Your Improvement – Competencies Development Guide, 6th Edition (H. Barnfield, Ed.; 5th or later Edition).
- Solid Pastors: Competencies of a Ministry Leader.
Books for Spiritual Formation Based Mentoring
- Scazzero, P. (2015). The Emotionally Healthy Leader: How Transforming Your Inner Life Will Deeply Transform Your Church, Team, and the World (Illustrated edition). Zondervan.
Books on Mentoring and Developing Mentoring Programs
- Munroe, Myles. (2011). Passing It On: Growing Your Future Leaders. FaithWords.
- Maxwell, J. C. (2012). Mentoring 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know (1st edition). Group Nelson.
- Stanier, M. B. (2016). The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever. Box of Crayons Press.
- Labin, J. (2017). Mentoring Programs That Work. Association for Talent Development.
- Zachary, L. J. (2009). The Mentee’s Guide (1st edition). JB.
- Zachary, L. J. (2016). The Mentor’s Guide, Second Edition: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships (2nd edition). Jossey-Bass.
Books Helpful in Mentoring People of Color and Women in Leadership
One of the top recommendations to support women in leadership is to pair them with a more experienced female mentor. The same recommendations applies toward people of color in pairing them with a more experienced mentor of similar ethnicity. One helpful way to do this would be for the mentor and mentee to read through books together. This list of recommended books from City Vision may be a helpful starting point on potential books to read together.
Books Helpful for Mentoring within Similar Ministry or Tradition
Many students work in a ministry that shares a common history and philosophy of ministry with a larger movement. This might include Rescue Missions, the Salvation Army, Christian Community Development organizations, global relief ministries, international missions, church tradition, etc. It can be helpful to pursue mentoring by someone with more experience within your tradition. This list of recommended books from City Vision may be a helpful starting point on potential books to read together.
Video Training for Mentees
The following is the video playlist for City Vision University’s Mentored Ministry & Leadership course.
YouTube Link for the Above Video Playlist: Mentored Ministry & Leadership Course Playlist
How to Find a Mentor
YouTube Link for the Above Video Playlist: How to Find a Mentor