The formal Radical Mentoring process is designed to be intentional and for a season. The mentor takes 9-12 months to pour his cup into the lives of others. At the end of this season, the goal is for the mentees to go and do likewise in some way.

But if groups have the kind of built strong relationships we’re aiming for, it makes sense they’d want to stay together. For the mentor, the hope is that he’d grab another group of guys to invest in. But if the men want to stick together and continue tracking with each other, we absolutely endorse that. Many groups will continue to meet monthly or quarterly and read a book together or do something they can discuss and can use to continue to push each other. Just make sure the expectations for this continuation are set upfront. In all likelihood, not all the guys will want to continue, and of the ones that do, they may not want the standards to be as high as they were in their mentoring group. And that’s ok, different expectations for different settings, just make sure it’s clear.

Note: If a group is looking for an option and they didn’t read What Radical Husbands Do during the mentoring season, that book and the marriage exercises you can find here make for great discussion.