The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2
Discipleship is such an important component of seeing people welcomed into the Kingdom. In order for the gospel to continue to transform lives, the messages needs to keep being preached, but it also needs time to mature in the lives of believers. As missionaries with Cru, we feel very passionate about our role in discipling the next generation of leaders for the church. We have been blessed by those who have discipled us, and we truly desire to pass it on.
While we have so much to offer in terms of teaching on spiritual maturity, since we have spent our whole careers in ministry, we lack a lot of experience about specific industries to mentor millennials well in their career path. We believe that Christian leaders in various industries can offer so much to younger Christians in their respective fields, and so we wanted to see if we could launch an initiative to pair them up for Christian mentoring.
The millennial ministry of Cru has teamed up with the Cru Influencers ministry, which has a broad network of Christian professionals who influence culture around the city. We have taken a submission of many different applicants to make matches between millennials and influencers so that vocational discipleship can take place. We are hoping and praying our influencers can help our millennials navigate the ethical challenges that will require the nuance of Christian maturity, to help them continue to develop professionally and that real relational connection will happen. We have made 14 matches for millennials in finance, diplomacy, fashion, secular and christian non-profit management and marketing.
Sam helped to lead the matching effort on the millennial side and to organize the launch night. All participants were trained in a mentoring method called coaching, which aims at helping the mentee solve a specific problem through self discovery. We are continuing to pray and coach the mentors as they meet with the millennials through coaching calls and check-ins. Please pray with us that God will use this initiative to transform the lives of both our influencers and millennials.