Jesus-followers in the Middle East need mentoring, discipleship, and training to learn how to practically live out their faith in a challenging culture and society where they are persecuted.

Traditional models of mentoring are no longer working. Instead of preaching at Jesus-followers and simply telling what to do, there is a need to help them explore and grow in their faith through authentic community and transparent relationships.


The Radical Mentoring model for making disciples, as laid out in Regi Campbell’s book Mentor Like Jesus, can help impact the Middle East and North Africa by equipping mentors who will impact the next generation of leaders.

In a mentoring group, these leaders will be empowered to develop a deeper relationship with God and other Jesus-followers, where together they can confront any obstacles keeping them from wholeheartedly seeking God.


Radical Mentoring is partnering with 4G3 and their Middle East arm MELTI, over the next three years. Through their Discipleship Institutes, 4G3/MELTI exists to embolden displaced and persecuted Jesus-followers in the Middle East to stand firm in their faith.

In addition to an established track record in the region, MELTI Executive Director Victor Hanna went through a Radical Mentoring group during his time in the U.S., making them an ideal partner for this initiative.


Translate Mentor Like Jesus and core Radical Mentoring content
MELTI has translated, published, and printed 3,000 copies of Mentor Like Jesus in Arabic to be used as a training resource. Additional copies are to be printed as needed. They’ve also adapted the core Radical Mentoring content for cultural relevancy and translated it into Arabic.

Train local leaders to mentor
MELTI hosted the first Mentor Like Jesus Conference in November 2022 to launch Radical Mentoring and train their leaders on the model. The RM Team traveled to Cairo, Egypt to help equip the nearly 80 attendees from eleven Arabic-speaking countries. A second conference is planned for November 2023, to be fully led by MELTI.

Launch mentoring groups
Year one of the partnership has seen 20 mentors trained and 11 groups launched, impacting 75 mentees. The goal is to add 20 more groups in year two, and 40 more groups in year three, for a total of 70 groups over three years.


We’re extremely excited about this initiative and the opportunity it presents to fulfill our vision of becoming a global movement of Jesus-centered disciple-makers who will shape families, churches, and communities for generations.



Financial Support
If this initiative speaks to you, we’d be honored if you’d prayerfully consider donating specifically to support these efforts.

Prayer Support
Another great way to support this initiative is through prayer. Pray for Wahid and Victor, our partners in the Middle East, for those who will read Mentor Like Jesus in Arabic, and for those who will lead mentoring groups.

Network Support
If you know anyone you think might have a heart for this work and a desire to help, we’d love to meet them. Email kevin@radicalmentoring.com or schedule a time with him here: rdcl.co/connect-with-kevin.

Donate to the Radical Mentoring Middle East Initiative