(Uruguay CNSAM). On July 13th, in the city of Tacuarembó, on the Uruguay North District, the first ever Mentoring Conference for planter pastors was held. The goal of the conference was that the planters be ‘intentionally’ mentored.
The Central Church of the Nazarene of Tacuarembó was the host for the 25 pastors that participated in the event. Pastor Jorge Fagundez, interdenominational leader for the training of ministers for new church planting and author of “Masterful Mentoring” and PhD. Gary Teja, were the speakers.
Each participant received a Manual with exercises that were shared during the teaching. The subjects taught were: What is mentoring? Mentoring, the adult apprentice. The relationship in mentoring. How to do a mentoring session. A few phrases at the event that stuck out were:
“Mentoring is a relational experience in which a person is empowered by another, sharing the resources God has given” Stanley & Clinton.
“You cannot teach another person anything; you can only help them find the answer within themselves” Galileo Galilei.
In the four sessions of workshops the basics of mentoring was studied. The training was focused on the mentoring pastors from mother churches that are in process of multiplication. The idea is to create a generation of mentors in which their own DNA receives the mentoring as something natural in God’s kingdom.
The informal times gave us the opportunity to get to know and enrich one another. The group was impacted by the depth and newness of the teaching. The enthusiasm grew when the suggestion came up to share the material with the pastors that were not able to attend.
Source: Jesús Bernat.
Editing: Germán Picavea.
Translation: Steve Browm.