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Certificate in Christian Mentoring

Want to explore the role of mentoring in the development of others? Want to increase your skills and be a more effective mentor? Want to experience some high-class teaching input from skilled practitioners? If so, come and join us on the ever-popular Certificate in Christian Mentoring, part of our short course programme. Runs 6-10 February 2023.

Mentoring short course

This short course is designed for anyone involved in mentoring and coaching who wants to increase their skills and be more effective in what they do. It will address issues around volunteer mentoring, and also around people who are paid for the mentoring they offer.

The course is aimed at people who want to build intentional relationships within the local church and beyond. Content will be delivered through seminars, discussion groups, workshops, and lectures. There will be times for sharing your stories and swapping ideas about what has worked and what hasn’t from your own experiences.

The course will focus on:

  • the biblical basis of mentoring
  • using mentoring in discipleship
  • definitions of different helping roles
  • key skills in mentoring
  • the spirituality of the mentor
  • mentoring in the local church

Participants gain a Cliff College certificate of completion at the end of the week. This short course may also serve as an entry qualification to the Postgraduate Certificate in Mission (Christian Mentoring) at Cliff College.

Cheryl Laycock

As a mature student, I was somewhat apprehensive about undertaking the Certificate in Christian Mentoring. I need not have worried! Everyone at the College was so helpful. I got the clear impression that not only did they want us to succeed, but also they wanted us to enjoy the learning process. The course materials provided by the lecturers were superb and the lecturers themselves were first class. The course has already had a significant impact on my ministry. Highly recommend, no matter what age!

Cheryl Laycock

Thanks for your excellent provision for the course. It was a very worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

Joseva Vakacokaivalu

Christian Mentoring encouraged me to explore cross-cultural differences. It reminded me of my past visible and invisible untold stories. As a Fijian living in the UK for 23 years, Christian Mentoring caught my attention and gave me a great interest in reaching a relationship with other people of different cultures, races, nationalities etc., where we can learn from each other's differences, and build a strong relationship together.

Joseva Vakacokaivalu

I have been inspired, enthused and encouraged by the whole experience. The lectures and the fellowship were wonderful.

Monday 6 - Friday 10 February 2023. Book your place using the 'Book now' tab on this page.

The cost of £375 includes all teaching materials, tutorial support and meals throughout your stay. Overnight accommodation and breakfast from Monday to Friday costs £90, with accommodation for Sunday night available at an additional cost; details of this will be sent to you via your course confirmation email.

Bookings are made through the Cliff College online shop - payment, either in full or a deposit of £75, can be made by card. If a church, employer or another person or organisation is paying for you to take this course, please complete the booking process and select 'BACs' as your Payment Method on the payment screen. This will complete your order without charging your account, and you will be emailed an invoice which can be forwarded to the party responsible for payment.

If you have any questions about the booking process, please contact