Mentoring provides Catholic men with the opportunity to grow as life-long followers of Jesus the Christ and learn how to live out their Baptismal call.
(Left: Rick -- in red shirt -- meets with a man he is mentoring.)
Rick explains why he mentors men, "In one on one relationships, both the mentor and the one being mentored grow in their knowledge of sacred Scripture, in their relationship with Jesus, and into a deeper understanding of what God is asking of them." Also, "Being a mentor is not rocket science. All it really takes is for you to be FAITH (faithful, available, inspired (by God), teachable and humble), to be open to the movement of the Holy Spirit, and have a heart for helping others grow in faith." Rick will tell you that most of the men he mentors were not ready for a traditional approach to conversion and formation. But because he was willing to begin from where they were on their Catholic faith journey, and form them through mentoring, they have come to follow Christ and unite with his Church.
How Brother-to-Brother Ministries Can Serve You and Your Parish
The Brother-to-Brother team offers a half-day workshop on the practical aspects of one to one mentoring. The workshop includes
1. An explanation of the value of one to one mentoring.
2. How it complements other fellowship groups and Bible studies.
3. A "hands on" experience of being both a mentor and a disciple.