YEAR LONG MENTORSHIP

Duration:  One Year (For 4 months before the Immersion - in your local context and for 7 months after the Immersion back in your local context)
KALEO partners with local church pastors and ministry mentors to nurture the lives of junior and senior high school students exploring God’s call, passion, and potential for Christian leadership.  KALEO utilizes local congregations to foster growth through community, mentoring relationships, and ministry/mission development in the local context from which the student originates.

The process

Part One of Mentorship:  Prepare the Way - Separation and Liminality (Retreat held in late March; Mentorship March – June) Before Immersion Experience

Mentor and student participant gather together for an orientation retreat in Plainview, Texas for a time of training and commissioning of mentoring stage.  The meetings will foster dialogue to consider what it means to be “called.”   Prayer and Bible study will guide the dialogue and interaction. Part one includes 12 KALEO in person mentoring sessions with a leader/mentor from the student’s home church to be conducted March – June.

Before the student participant encounters the one-month immersion experience with KALEO the student and mentor will begin the last 4 mentoring sessions concentrated on the learning spheres and thresholds.

In addition to the face-to-face meetings, each mentor and student participant will be involved with an online cohort of learners using the Virtual Campus of Wayland Baptist University.  The Blackboard course management system will be used to facilitate mentor training, mentor/mentee discussions, and small group KALEO sessions.

MONTH LONG IMMERSION (June 10-July 11)

Part Two of Mentorship:  Serviceable Insight (August – January)
After Immersion Experience
Mentor and student participants gather together to understand how to apply insight gained from immersion experiences to Christian service in local context.  The focus of this stage of the mentorship is on God’s call to ongoing serviceable insight for Kingdom-centric mission and vocation.  Part two includes 12 KALEO mentoring sessions with a leader/mentor from the student’s home church to be conducted August – January.  This stage concludes with student participant being sent for Christian leadership.  Ideally the student participant will plan, promote, and implement ministry and mission event(s) through local church.

In addition to the face-to-face meetings, each mentor and student participant will be involved with an online cohort of learners using the Virtual Campus of Wayland Baptist University.  The Blackboard course management system will be used to facilitate mentor training, mentor/mentee discussions, and small group KALEO sessions.

MONTH LONG IMMERSION -->

 

 

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