Become a Mentor
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, bring your heart and a willingness to learn. You will come away with a new and different perspective on your own life.
Mark your calendar for the 3rd Monday of each month
Mentoring at Central Care Mission takes place on the 3rd Monday of each month from 6pm until 8pm. Some choose to stay longer depending on their flexibility and availability. A typical scheduled mentoring session will run as follows:
6:00 – 6:45 – Time with Staff and Mentors
During this time, Central Care Mission staff share the month’s developments with mentors. Usually photos and short biographies are displayed on each resident, allowing mentors to be brought up to speed on longer-term residents and to be introduced to newer residents. This also allows a mentor to pre-select someone based on mutual interests.
Staff members will usually take some time to educate the mentors about the program we offer so mentors know how to ask leading questions and pursue accountable relationship with the residents. Sometimes we hold celebrations of graduations within the program, sharing testimonies and communion together.
6:45pm — Mentors and Residents Meet
This is a very unstructured time on the surface of things. But many conversations happen that are personal, critical, and transforming. This time is often accompanied by cigars. Mentoring time can be one-on-one, small groups of two or three, and even several mentors with a larger group. These configurations are spontaneous and unstructured. We often have times of prayer for the guys some time during the night.