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Organic Mentoring Conference
November 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Organic Mentoring: Forging Life-giving Relationships with the Next Generation
Over five hundred times in Scripture, God commands us to pass on our faith to those who follow behind, whether we are eighteen or eighty. Labels vary, from mentoring, discipline, coaching, or spiritual mothering, but the purpose is similar – to help women become all-in-fully-developed Christ-followers. Young women hunger for these kinds of relationships, but did you know that their dropout rate in traditional mentoring is as high as 80% in the first six months? Mentoring methods and styles that worked for older generations don’t work today. The formal, structured, curriculum-centered, mentor-centered approach favored by many older women does not appeal to younger generations. They crave a more organic, natural connection, and, surprisingly, as older women discover this new approach, their excuses to mentor will vanish. The spiritual futures of generations of young women are at risk unless older women learn to love, understand, guide, and walk with them. We need a mentoring revolution and this conference will teach you how!
There will be inspiring and challenging teaching times, worship, prayer, and a Q&A panel. You’ll come away from this conference with a new vision for mentoring and new confidence to connect with the next generation!
Click here to register! Group rates are available.
Conference Fee (includes lunch): Early Bird Price $47.00
$52.00 after Saturday October 29, 2016
Conference Fee-Group Rate for 5 or more. (Includes lunch): Early Bird Price $42.00
$47.00 after Saturday October 29, 2016
Host Church (Immanuel) attendees only (includes lunch): $42.00
30 years and younger (includes lunch): ONLY $20.00!
Our speaker is Dr. Sue Edwards, Associate Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership and author of five leadership books for women including Organic Mentoring and the Discover Together Bible Study series (discovertogetherseries.com)
Sue has over 35 years experience as a Bible teacher, overseer of several megachurch ministries, and author. Now, as Associate Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership, she teaches full-time at Dallas Theological Seminary, where she equips men and women for future ministry all over the world. She has trained women leaders in Russia, Africa, and Germany.
Sue is the co-author of five leadership books including:
Organic Mentoring, A Mentor’s Guide to Relationships with Next Generation Women
Leading Women Who Wound
Mixed Ministry, Working Together as Brothers and Sisters in an Oversexed Society
New Doors in Ministry to Women
Women everywhere enjoy learning the Scriptures using her Bible studies, the Discover Together Series (DiscoverTogetherSeries.com) featuring:
- Daniel, Discover the Courage to Stand for Your Faith
- Ephesians, Discovering Your Identity and Purpose in Christ
- Revelation, Discovering Life for Today and Eternity
- First Peter, Discovering Encouragement in Troubled Times
- Psalms, Discovering Authentic Worship
- Luke, Discovering Truth and Healing in Jesus’ Words to Women
- Proverbs, Discovering Ancient Wisdom for a Postmodern World
- and her just released study Philippians, Discovering Joy Through Relationships.
Four more studies and a DTS department text book are in process. Learn more at www.discovertogetherseries.com.
Married for 44 years, she and David are the proud parents of two married daughters and the grandparents of five. David is a retired computer engineer who serves the Lord as a lay prison chaplain and is now taking courses at DTS. She’s available at Facebook.com/discovertogetherseries.