Commencing in 2020, BST will be offering a Christian Mentoring Course which consists of a series of three units taught at BST over three years. Each unit consists of three workshops, including a residential component. Together they build competence for Christian mentoring at an advanced level. By taking these three units within a Graduate Certificate or Diploma of Divinity you will be qualified for mentoring in a variety of contexts. The principles apply in local and cross-cultural ministry settings, for helping men and women throughout their journeys as disciples.
Mentoring is an intentional interpersonal process in which one person equips and empowers another toward more effective ministry through sharing God-given encouragement, instruction and resources.
Christian mentors aim to empower disciples for more effective ministry and personal spiritual growth through setting and moving toward clear mutually agreed objectives that arise from the mentoree’s life and ministry. Christian mentoring is statistically associated with disciples growing throughout a fruitful Christian life. It is a thoughtful way to encourage vital Christian individuals and ministry and faith communities.Unit 1 – PC720i: Christian Mentoring
This unit is designed to contribute to your professional and vocational formation in ministry by addressing the concept and practice of Christian mentoring as a specialist area within your ministry. Christian mentoring is a broad and important area of specialised ministry and research that requires accomplished scholarly practitioners to master a significant range of theory and practice.
The Christian Mentoring unit is the first of three units that build that competence, by focusing on three main areas:
Unit 2 – PC721i: Mentoring Christian Leaders
The unit builds on Christian mentoring in the professional and vocational formation of postgraduate students in theology and ministry by applying skills in Christian mentoring to emerging and existing Christian leaders as a specialist area within their professional activity. This unit focuses on three main areas:
Unit 3 – PC722i: Professional Practice as a Christian Mentor
The unit builds on mentoring Christian leaders in the professional and vocational formation of postgraduate students in theology and ministry by developing knowledge and skills in Christian mentoring as a healthy and sustainable professional practice. This unit focuses on three main areas:
Dates for the first subject will be:
Workshop 1: Monday 20 January (residential dinner and then 7pm start) to Thursday 23 January 2pm.
Workshop 2: Monday 6 April, 2 – 9am to 5pm
Workshop 3: Friday 15 May, 9am to 5pm
Rev Dr Peter Moore, Lecturer
A.Mus.A., LL.B (Hons), B.Th (Hons), Dip Arts (Theol), M.Th (Moore), PhD (Macquarie)
Peter has 25 years of experience in ‘professional’ pastoral ministry, including 20 in congregational leadership and 12 in theological education. His postgraduate research awards are in historical theology, and the history of preaching/Christian formation.
Peter currently mentors professionally 2-3 days per week, mentoring / supervising 30 pastors. Peter has been training mentors in 3 year non-accredited courses for John Mark Ministries since 2014. He is a member of the Australian Christian Mentoring Network.
Kylie Brown, Tutor
B OccThy, MDiv
Kylie has experience in a variety of ministry contexts both in volunteer and paid capacities. She has mentored women in the context of university ministry (AFES), church and theological study.
She is currently working as the Women’s Mentor at the Brisbane School of Theology.
As a former paediatric Occupational Therapist, current business owner, wife to Andrew (who is in full-time ministry) and Mum of school aged children, she brings rich life and ministry experience to her practice as a Christian mentor.
Watch an interview with Kylie here.