Source of our values
Mentoring is encouraged in the bible (see
passages below) and the CMA aims to promote and encourage the use of this powerful discipleship tool in today’s world.
2 Timothy 2:2 (Amp) And the [instructions] which you have heard from me along with many witnesses, transmit and entrust [as a deposit] to reliable and faithful men who will be competent and qualified to teach others also.
Titus 2:3-5 (NLT) Similarly, teach the older women to live in a way that honours God. They must not slander others or be heavy drinkers. Instead, they should teach others what is good. 4 These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, 5 to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.
The principles that undergird Christian mentoring are predicated on biblical values from which we have derived our values.
Integrity – Successful Christian mentoring requires honesty and trustworthiness in order to build meaningful relationships that are vital to mentor – mentee engagement.
Transparency - Successful Christian mentoring requires authenticity and openness to be used by the Holy Spirit as a vessel of guidance and transformation.
Faithfulness - Successful Christian mentoring requires commitment and service based on a desire to see Spiritual transformation in the lives of those involved.
Faith – Successful Christian mentoring is based on our belief in the transforming work of Jesus Christ on the Cross and requires a committed relationship with Christ, a pursuit of godliness, and a desire to continue to grow in the things of God.