Christian Mentoring (CM)



Effective mentoring is one of the most needed (and most absent!) aspects of church life and leadership today. This pathway is designed for lay or ordained persons, from all traditions, who are interested in exploring and critiquing the foundations, challenges, and opportunities of Christian mentoring in a variety of contexts. If you are looking for a pathway that brings a missional emphasis to the practice of contemporary Christian mentoring, then this is the one for you! The pathway is delivered part-time, including teaching from one of the world’s foremost experts in Christian mentoring, Dr. Rick Lewis, author of Mentoring Matters.

Course Details

There are two core units of study for the Mission (Christian Mentoring) pathway.

    • CM1: Theology of Christian Mentoring
      – main themes include:

      • Models of historic & contemporary Christian mentoring
      • Biblical perspectives on mentoring
      • Theological foundations for mentoring
      • Spirituality in mentoring


    • CM2: The Person of the Christian Mentor
      – main themes include:

      • Ethics of mentoring
      • Paradoxes of mentoring
      • Uses of power in mentoring
      • Mentoring and contemporary culture
      • Managing the mentoring process in a church or organisation.


This pathway can be undertaken at a number of different levels:

    1. Postgraduate Certificate in Mission (Christian Mentoring):
      a two-year part-time course incorporating the two units of study.
    2. Postgraduate Diploma in Mission (Christian Mentoring):
      a two-year part-time course incorporating the two core units of study and two units of study from across the syllabus.
    3. MA in Mission (Christian Mentoring):
      a two-year part-time course incorporating the two units of study AND two units of study from across the syllabus, plus a Masters level dissertation of 12–15,000 words.

The units specific to the Christian Mentoring pathway (CM1 & CM2) are usually delivered in early February in alternating years (see MA Teaching Blocks for updated info).

It is not possible to complete the Christian Mentoring Pathway full-time within one year. However, full-time students may take one of the Mentoring units as part of a general MA Mission / Diploma / Certificate, or as one of their optional units on a different Pathway.

For more information or to book on this course, please contact: / 01246 584216

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