Mentoring is an aspect of discipleship. It is important and imperative. It is the sum total of what the purpose of the Church is all about. Christ calls us to encourage and equip people so that we can all worship Christ and thus live out a real, effectual, impacted, Christian life. What you do not want is for your church people to simply be churchgoers who live for nothing and thus do nothing; rather, you want them to be partakers in the Kingdom. You should want your church to succeed in Christ; we do this by helping our people to hear and know the Word so we are all doers of His Word too. Guidance, learning, and support will make this work as we sharpen one another in love and obedience.
Students will be assigned an advisor/mentor who will help them cope as well as plan the academic programme. Such assignment will be as soon as the student joins Honours College, with preference being given to Honours College Alumni to serve as advisors. In order to provide continuity, a more personal relationaship and fuller information in the process of academic advising, students are encouraged to keep their first - year advisor through subsequent years. In case of difficulty with an advisor, they may seek direction from the Faculty Dean or Head of Department and the Honours College Coordinator.
Meet some of our Mentors
Mentorship more increasingly presents itself to me as multifaceted, mutually beneficial, revealing and enriching.
If you keep an open mind, you find yourself being unintentionally taught by the mentee, in a good way.
As you explore thoughts and ideas, you find yourself being vulnerable and open in ways you had never imagined before.
I realize that mentorship is something we can never outgrow, and at different points in life, we will need a different mentor to help us maneuver through the next hurdle of life. My approach right now is to appreciate the uniqueness of each mentoring relationship, make impact in the best way possible, learn and be taught.
I have had the privilege of joining the Honour’s College mentorship program this past year as a mentor.
It is a real joy to meet one on one every week with my mentee, to learn more about their life journey and
share with each other what we have learned and continue to learn about God’s presence in our lives.
The most beautiful aspect of this relationship is when the lines between mentor/mentee blur, as we both gain valuable insights and encouragement through our conversations with one another.