It’s on purpose. It’s all about the Father and Kingdom building. Jesus was on a mission, and mentoring was the key strategy to fulfill His mission.
It’s a selfless endeavor. Jesus mentored out of obedience to the Father. He got nothing out of it personally.
It starts in a group context, not one-on-one. Jesus knew the value of interaction between group members.
Jesus handpicked those He mentored after prayer. It was not a peer-to-peer group; it was a mentor-mentee construct . . . clear and unapologetic.
It was for a short, defined period of time. There was a graduation day when His mentees were commissioned and launched.
At the core of Jesus’ mentoring was Scripture. Jesus helped His guys understand and apply God’s Word.