About the Mentor Program

As the program year is ramping up, are you feeling overwhelmed as you make plans for your congregation?  The Christian Education Network of the ELCA is here to help.  We are happy to help with suggestions for quick questions.  We are happy to be a sounding board as you think through ideas.  We are also happy to walk alongside you for a longer period of time!

Here is a testimony about the Mentor Program:

"Rarely does something exceed my expectations as much as CENetwork's mentor program did these past months. Each goal I set and question I asked my mentor opened a world of answers and suggestions from her extensive and diverse experience. She was so patient and positive with me, I was inspired to read and learn many things outside of our sessions and follow up on her recommendations of literature and websites. The energized effects of my relationship with my mentor rippled out to Sunday School leaders, children, other staff members, my bible study group and even the pastor. I cannot recommend the program enough, especially for the way it helped grow confidence in my own work. Don't let this opportunity pass you by!" - Suzanne

From the Mentor's Point of View:

Meeting every Friday morning by phone with Suzanne quickly became one of the highlights of my week.  It was a joy to hear the passion in her voice as she spoke about Christian Education in her congregation.  It was gratifying to work together for six weeks to set goals and strategies based on her needs within the CENetwork areas of interest.  It was then really exciting to hear about the work she was doing to reach those goals. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, training is provided, and we would love to hear from you!  The mentor program is available to all members of the Christian Education Network.  Judy W

The Mentor Program is one of the best benefits of being a member of the Christian Education Network of the ELCA!  There are trained people ready to walk alongside members as they work on specific areas of their ministry!  Judy (picture to the right) is our board member that has taken to lead on the Mentor Program. Click on the Mentor tab to the left on the home page or along the top on the rest of the website to find our more!