What is Mentoring?

Course Description

Mentoring is a timeless gift, and a much-needed one in a fast-paced, directionless world. Rev Dr Tan Soo-Inn, a sought-after voice in spiritual mentoring, teaches how Christian individuals and institutions can invest time, trust, and effort to help someone flourish in Christ. Whether you're a new believer, a cell-group leader, or even a senior pastor, this systematic and Bible-based approach to mentoring will be an invaluable tool in your discipleship journey.


Rev Dr Tan Soo Inn

Soo-Inn is a director of Graceworks, and has been journeying with people through his ministry of preaching, teaching, writing, and mentoring, for more than 35 years. Originally trained as a dentist, Soo-Inn answered God’s call to go into full-time church-related ministry in 1981. He has a ThM (New Testament) from Regent College, and a DMin from Fuller seminary. His passions include connecting the Word of God to the struggles of daily life, and the promotion of the discipline of spiritual friendship. To date, he has read The Lord of the Rings nine times and his favourite movie is Star Wars 4.

Course Curriculum

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    • Marks of Christlikeness

    • Resources for Christlikeness

  • 3

    Mentor & Mentee

    • Gifts from a Mentor

    • Qualities for Effective Mentoring

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    Practising Mentoring

    • Variations of Mentoring

    • 10 Things a Mentor Can Do

    • Expectations of a Mentor

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    Mentoring Relationships

    • 3 Directions of Mentoring

    • The Mentoring Journey

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    Begin Your Journey

    • Mentoring in the Church

Graceworks is committed to promoting relational transformation in church and society. We believe human flourishing happens in the context of loving relationships. We carry out this mission through mentoring, training and publishing. We help launch healthy Christian groups and strengthen existing ones — groups whose members experience authentic relationships that help them heal and grow in Christ. Our vision is to see such life giving groups thrive in church and in society.