Lenten Mentoring

Dive into Lent with the Lenten Mentor Program.

The purpose of Faith Mentoring is to:

Expand a Confirmation youth’s circle of trusted adults in the congregation. A Search Institute report recently published that only 29% of youth felt that adults in the church cared for them. The same report said that teenage youth need a minimum of 5 adults in their life that they can trust and talk to in order to become a healthy and contributing adult.
Offer each Confirmation youth the opportunity to see and learn how another adult (besides their parents) live out their Christian faith.
Offer each Confirmation youth an opportunity to explore and make sense of their faith. In the same Search Institute report, more than 60% of the youth surveyed said they wanted to know how to learn to love life more, recognize right from wrong, and gain a sense of purpose.

Mentoring:

Important Dates:

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019: Registration Form Due! Lenten Mentor Program Packet 

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019: Lenten Mentor Orientation; 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary- Students, parents, and mentors attend

Wednesday, March 6, 2019: Ash Wednesday/Lenten Mentoring Begins; Ash Wednesday Worship, 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary (This service is 6:30-7:30 p.m., arrive early to find parking)

Wednesday Worship is at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. There is some flexibility in the evenings as the Mentors and students gather together. The devotions tie into the theme of worship each evening.  We ask that students and mentors attend the service together and then meet for 30 minutes before or after the service. Devotionals will be linked by Monday each week. Sermons will be linked by Thursday afternoons.

 


Confirmation Program Information

Josh Carlson, Middle School Youth Minister, 651.762.9168, jcarlson@saintandrews.org