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Mentoring: the Myths and the Facts of a Mentoring Relationship

Updated: Aug 31, 2022

My seminary program required me to have a mentor for several semesters. I loved the idea of mentorship, but I didn’t know much about the dynamics of the mentor-mentee relationship. As I asked questions and considered my options, I found many of my assumptions were incorrect, and I was glad. The reality was better than what I had imagined, opening up more possibilities for good mentors in my life.

In celebration of the NW Ministries mentoring program, here is a compiled list of some of my misconceptions, as well as others I’ve heard along the way: