6200 Mentoring 

In the fall of 2017, Upper Room launched a pilot program for one-to-one adult mentoring. Our hope being that these one-to-one intentional relationships become the fabric of our community with a long term goal that everyone at UR who wants a mentor, has one. After an incredible first year with 32 community members making connections outside of the Sunday gathering and seeing God move in these life-on-life relationships, we are excited to continue this program. And we are especially excited to move forward together with Colonial Church! 

As we continue to learn and grow, we have decided to wrap Marriage Mentoring into 6200 Mentoring. The concept is still the same, but this way we are able to match couples in the earlier stages of marriage with a more experienced mentor couple to listen to you, share their experience, and support you through your relationship. We are looking forward to another season kicking off this fall!

What makes a good mentor?

  • A good mentor cares about others and is self aware

  • A good mentor is interested in learning and growing as a person

  • A good mentor is reliable and follows through on commitments

  • Being a mentor isn't about having all the answers... it is about being available to listen

  • Being a mentor isn't about having a specific craft or skill that you can teach... it is about walking along someone else and encouraging them on their journey

  • Being a mentor isn't about being perfect... it is about being real

The Process & Expectations

  • Those interested to become a mentor, be mentored, or who are open to either apply below

    • Both mentors & mentees are required to submit a background check (see our policy here)​

    • Mentors will be interviewed and have a reference check

  • Mentors & mentees are expected to participate in all three weeks of Matching Nights​

    • The first two weeks provide the opportunity to get to know each other and see where connections may form​

    • The third week is for initial training, pair introductions, and time for pairs to connect

  • Pairs are matched based on things such as (but not limited to) information received in the application & mentor interviews, connections made during matching nights, similar hopes & desires for relationships, location, and stage of life. ​

  • Once matched, the pair goes through a relationship agreement document to establish ground rules

  • The desired expectation is that pairs would "meet" twice a month with other communication between​

    • Meeting can be going to church together, grabbing dinner, running errands, attending kids sporting events, volunteering together, etc. ​

  • Keep an eye out for upcoming 6200 Mentoring events and join as often as you can!

Timeline

  • Check back for a new season of dates soon!

Events (all pairs Invited!)

  • 6200 Mentoring Hangout

    • When? Monday, May 6 | 6:30pm-8:30pm

    • ​Where? Wild Mind Artisan Ales
    • What? Join us for a hangout night at Wild Mind Artisan Ales, bring a game to play or an appetizer to share!  It'll be a fun night of games, good food and community!  Please email Hannah with any questions!

If you have any questions about 6200 Mentoring, please email mentoring@urminneapolis.org

P.S. If you reached this page but were interested in serving as a mentor to our HS or JH students - head this way.

 
 

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