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Standing on the Rock Standing on the Rock
Mentoring

Standing on the Rock

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 10, 2018

“The O.C.” is home to some of the best surfing in the continental United States. Decades ago, the Beach Boys and Hollywood helped make these California beaches popular, and the sport of surfing take off. Standing on the cliffs overlooking Laguna Beach, Sunset Beach, and Newport Beach, you can see why. It’s captivating. While visiting…

Mentor Mythbusters: Guys Can’t/Won’t/Don’t Read (Part 1) Mentor Mythbusters: Guys Can’t/Won’t/Don’t Read (Part 1)
Mentoring

Mentor Mythbusters: Guys Can’t/Won’t/Don’t Read (Part 1)

Posted by Kevin Harris on September 3, 2018

Quick note: First, thanks for reading . . . we appreciate you and your place in our tribe. Second, if you’ve been following along over the years, you know we like to experiment (raise your hand if you remember Fresh Fridays) in an effort to send you relevant, practical content. Starting today, on the first…

Are You Teaching One? Are You Teaching One?
Mentoring

Are You Teaching One?

Posted by Regi Campbell on July 30, 2018

One time my daughter did a photography workshop with some famous guy. He hired models, set up his shots, and took pictures. Then he had his mentees photograph the same subjects, critiquing what they did. They did it again. And then again. A couple of days later, she sees me taking a picture of my…

The Difference Between Fathers and Mentors The Difference Between Fathers and Mentors
Fatherhood

The Difference Between Fathers and Mentors

Posted by Regi Campbell on July 2, 2018

Fathers can be mentors, but mentors aren’t necessarily fathers. Mentors choose to mentor, but once a man becomes a father, he is always the father. I believe that’s why God chose the father-son paradigm to explain the relationship He wants with us. God as the permanent, perfect, never going away, never giving up, always giving and forgiving Father. And…

Six Qualities of a Good Mentor Six Qualities of a Good Mentor
Mentoring

Six Qualities of a Good Mentor

Posted by Kevin Harris on June 11, 2018

Today’s post comes from Radical Mentoring Executive Director Kevin Harris . . . Occasionally, I will get a mildly panicked phone call from a concerned church leader. Some of their groups aren’t working out as expected. After asking a few questions, I almost always uncover two primary symptoms, and both lead me to a similar…

Leader Development or Disciple-making? Leader Development or Disciple-making?
Mentoring

Leader Development or Disciple-making?

Posted by Regi Campbell on June 4, 2018

Sometimes we talk about Radical Mentoring as a disciple-making process and other times we call it a leader development program. So which is it? Is it a distinction without a difference? What is the difference? It’s all about your motive and who you pick as mentees. The Message paraphrase of Matthew 28:19-20 includes these words:…

Fill Your Seats Fill Your Seats
Mentoring

Fill Your Seats

Posted by Regi Campbell on May 10, 2018

Empty seats are a waste. Whenever I see a bunch of empty seats on a MARTA train, I think “billions of dollars invested to carry seven people!” I used to have the same thought when boarding a plane, but it’s been a long time since I’ve seen empty seats there. Almost every church has empty…

An Environment for Deeper Connection An Environment for Deeper Connection
Mentoring

An Environment for Deeper Connection

Posted by Kevin Harris on April 25, 2018

For many of us, the idea of a men’s conference brings to mind this chain of events . . . show up with a new notebook, get ‘talked at’ for a few days, participate in mostly shallow conversation with various strangers, and then head home. Here’s the resulting image . . . that new notebook…

Two Seasons of Life Ahead Two Seasons of Life Ahead
Mentoring

Two Seasons of Life Ahead

Posted by Regi Campbell on April 9, 2018

When we read stories about mentoring, we usually visualize an older person meeting with younger one. But how much older? For years, we’ve been saying the best ‘spread’ between mentor and mentee is two seasons of life but we’ve never really explained it. Here’s a rough approximation . . . Two seasons of life ahead…

Waiting vs. Procrastinating Waiting vs. Procrastinating
Mentoring

Waiting vs. Procrastinating

Posted by Regi Campbell on March 26, 2018

Since 2000, over 140 guys have been ‘radically mentored’ around my dining room table. Around the world, another 5,000 guys have had a similar experience. Some mentor poured his cup into their cup. And those guys made a covenant commitment to pour their cups into some younger guys’ cups . . . when God lets them…