The Department of Biblical and Theological Studies is launching a mentorship program to pair interested students with department faculty members.
The program is open to students with sophomore- or junior-standing, majoring in either biblical and theological studies or missional ministries.
The mentorship program is designed to help create an environment in which a mentor helps to support, encourage, challenge, and guide a mentee toward:
- flourishing in the department, including the development of a greater sense of departmental connectedness
- gaining more clarity about their future calling and vocational path
- identifying and exploring their personal gifting and potential so as to maximize their effectiveness as Christ-followers and world-changers.
- This pilot program will span one calendar year: spring and fall 2016.
- Time commitment: a minimum of 90 minutes of meeting time per month. Each pair will set their own schedule and frequency of meetings.
- Mentoring relationships will be student-driven, meaning that students must guide the purpose and goals of the mentoring.
- Students will be paired with faculty of the same gender, unless the student and faculty member agree to cross-gender pairings.
- January 15, 2016: deadline for student applications
- Last two weeks of January: matching process and notifications
- February: begin the pilot experience
Before applying, review the list of participating faculty to help guide your thoughts about who you should request as a mentor.
The application window for the 2016 pilot year is closed. More information about the 2017 mentorship year will be available in Decemeber 2016.