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Story Retreat

The consistent feedback from previous groups has been, “We need to get away together earlier,” and, “We need to hear each other’s stories sooner.” So the Story Retreat (which will serve as your second meeting) is the answer.

There are three scenarios we know mentors have used for their Story Retreats . . .

Full Weekend (Friday to Sunday)
Some groups will be able to get a full weekend away . . . Friday until Sunday. This is preferred.

Som e groups can only manage an overnight . . . a Friday night/all day Saturday retreat.

Story Sunday
Some groups choose to do this in one day. In that case, we suggest a so-called Story Sunday.

Mentor Preparation
Meeting Guide
Homework Assignments
Growth Partners
Telling Your Faith Story (Mentee Version)
Suggested Book

Becoming a King: The Path to Restoring the Heart of a Man
Morgan Snyder

Other Book Choices

Identity: Who You Are in Christ
Eric Geiger

Wild At Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul
John Eldredge

Free at Last: Experiencing True Freedom Through Your Identity in Christ
Tony Evans

Suggest a Book

Have another book you really like for this topic? Let us know so we can share with our tribe.

One-on-One Mentee Tips

After the Story Retreat, your mentors can begin to schedule one-on-ones with the guys in their group. These are critical times for the mentor to drill down and get to know a little more about each guy individually. Ideally, mentors will knock out all their one-on-ones in the first three months of the group. Watch the video on the right for more and why these are a must.

Leading Mentor One-on-One’s Download