What is Christian Mentoring?

There is a lot of talk on social media these days about coaching and mentoring - from weight loss coaching to leadership mentoring. But what is a coach? What does a mentor do? And what is the difference between the two?

The best way that question can be answered is to compare counseling, coaching, and mentoring:

Counseling: looks at the past to heal your present (a great blessing and much needed, but not what I do).

Coaching: looks at the future to help you make and meet godly goals using motivation and accountability. Coaches usually don’t give advice. Their primary technique is to ask pointed questions to help you discover your own answers. (Coaching is highly beneficial, but not what I do – although I am a certified life coach, and will occasionally use this technique, I am a mentor, not a coach).

Mentoring: looks at the future to help you make and meet godly goals; mentors share wise counsel, encouragement, advice, knowledge, and stories from life experience. Mentors have been there and done that and can help their “mentees” navigate the ropes of life and ministry. Mentoring is a relationship between an experienced person and a less experienced person for the purpose of helping the one with less experience. Christian mentors are spiritual fathers or mothers who raise up spiritual sons and daughters. (This is what I do. I am a Christian mentor.)

To further illustrate the differences, let’s say that there is a spiritual ditch up ahead that needs to be avoided. This is how a counselor, coach, and mentor would each respond…

  • Counselor: “Let’s get you healed from pain of past ditches to help you avoid ditches in your future.”

  • Coach: “You have stated that your goal is to avoid the ditch ahead. What are some other paths you can take which will help you circumvent the ditch?”

  • Mentor: “I see a ditch ahead that you can’t see. You need know it’s there because it will cause you great pain and will be a huge time waster. Let me tell you a story about a ditch I fell into and the lessons God taught me through that ordeal to help you sidestep the ditch which lies ahead.”

None of the above responses are wrong; they are all right. I believe God uses all three in various seasons of our lives. It is our job, however, to discern the season that God has us in and determine which approach would be advantageous. If you are in a season where mentorship would prove beneficial, I want to be your mentor.

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The starting point, or onramp, of my mentorship program is my course, “40 Day Journey to Your Purpose: Discover Your Calling, Purpose, and Destiny.” This online class, conducted in a Facebook group, will help you discover God’s purposes for your life. It will also give you insight into who I am and my ministry journey. Even if you have already discovered your calling, you will learn key insights that will help propel your purpose forward. After completing the 6-week course, we can discuss the possibilities of further mentorship options.

Included in my 40-Day online course, “40 Day Journey to Your Purpose: Discover Your Calling, Purpose, and Destiny:”

  • 40 days set apart to intentionally focus on discovering God’s call on your life

  • 40 days to be challenged, encouraged, and inspired regarding your call

  • Exclusive “40 Day Journey to Your Purpose” private Facebook group

  • Six (6) video teachings – one (1) 45-min. video will be posted each week in a private Facebook group for six weeks. Each video will help you work toward identifying your call, walk in your call, and impart wisdom on a variety of practical ministry issues

  • Facebook Live Q & A’s with Jamie Morgan in our private Facebook group where you can get your questions answered regarding your call and receive need ministry wisdom

  • Facebook Live interviews with other trailblazers who are setting the world ablaze for the Lord Jesus Christ 

  • No longer feel “alone” in your call

  • Be challenged to think bigger, believe bigger, and dream bigger than you ever have about building the Kingdom

  • Opportunity to run alongside likeminded Christians who are pursuing their call

  • Receive prayer for your call discovery and the steps to take to see it fulfilled

    The next “40 Days to Your Purpose” mentoring course begins Mon., May 20th!

    (Note: Registration will close on May 19th or once group has reached capacity, whichever comes first.)

    To register for this mentoring course, please visit:


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