MINISTER’S MENTORSHIP PROGRAM (MMP)
And things you have heard from me say in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others – 2 Timothy 2:2
The Minister’s Mentorship Program (MMP) is at the heart of the vision of EBC: The MEETing Place. More specifically, it promotes the viewpoint that every member is a ministry be equipping those that are carefully chosen for ministry by Overseer Anderson and the leadership team at Emmanuel. As these leaders share their experiences and expertise, they act as teachers, mentors, models and friends.
The ultimate goal of mentorship ministry is promote the shepherding relationship that the pastor has within the Body of Christ. Moreover, it is in keeping with the ministry of Christ to produce leaders after the heart of the mentor and to guide leaders of the future (as a father would) into their divine destiny. Thus, the mentor is responsible for guiding the apprentice as he/she answers a call much greater than himself or herself. This relationship helps both the Mentor and the Mentee. On one hand the Mentor gains a better understanding of the task of shepherding and becomes more proficient in the administration of this gift. On the other hand the Mentee gains the advantage of charting previously uncharted waters with a “father” in ministry who helps them to better navigate the call of God on their lives and who serves as a covering and accountability partner in ministry career.
The MMP is designed to be the official licensing tract for those who serve under the covering of EBC: The MEETing Place. The program itself is designed to further develop the selected candidates’ call to ministry as well as his/her personal character as servants in God’s Kingdom through both formal and informal training. As such, the theoretical and practical components of the MMP has been designed to help nurture the mentee’s skill set for ministry and to empower them in the use their gifts for the advancement of the ministry of EBC: The MEETing Place and for the edifying of the greater Body of Christ.