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:

      • Biblical perspectives on mentoring
      • Theological foundations for mentoring
      • Models of mentoring in church history
      • The use of prayer and Scripture in mentoring
      • Mentoring and the emotions
      • Inter-generational mentoring
      • Mentoring Christian leaders


    • CM2: Applied Themes in Christian Mentoring
      – 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
      • Self-care for mentors
      • Missional implications of mentoring


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.

What CM students say:

“Provides excellent springboard for thinking more deeply about mentoring issues.”

“Fantastic week – really glad I chose this module.”

“Every thing about the week was excellent.” 

“Stimulating; enjoyable; developmental.” 

“I feel as though I have been for a good work out of my mind and now I need to rest, reflect and consider how this learning impacts my Christian journey.”

“Thank you for an incredibly blessed week.”


On Dr. Rick Lewis:

“This man is absolutely the best with regard to Mentoring.”                   

“Rick brings a wealth of knowledge backed up by his own experience and presents it in a highly accessible, interactive way.”

“Very passionate about his subject and this comes across and manages to install it into the pupil.”

“A privilege to have Rick and to be able to learn from, discuss and debate his ideas directly.”

“A master of his subject. Able to explain accurately without jargon the theology and practical application.”

“He is an excellent lecturer who is able to take you to places in your own walk with God you weren’t expecting to go.”


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