building a sustainable life.

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One of the common issues I come across when encouraging someone to find a mentor and perhaps a professional supervisor, is the simple question: ‘why?’ So many people believe that they can figure out difficulties in work and life completely alone. Or perhaps with their co-workers. Sometimes, an individual thinks it will cost too much or take too much time.

Why should I engage a mentor and professional supervisor? 

December 1, 2022
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This last October, I had the honour of attending a conference at Duke University in North Carolina. The topic was on congregational and clergy health in the church. It was inspiring to be surrounded by so many people brought together by their love of God and his Church, and their desire to see leaders in Ministry thrive. There was such

Reflections from the Clergy and Congregational Well-being Conference 

November 24, 2022
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Francine Hunt wrote this blog. She has just joined our team as a mentor and professional supervisor. She brings a wealth of experience in Christian leadership and is very passionate about her supervision roles. Her addition to our team is a blessing. Bring fresh insight My life has changed dramatically over the past year and half. After pastoring a church

Professional Supervision for Principals, Pastors and Leaders

November 17, 2022
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In my last blog, we looked at the value of an independent professional supervisor. We also provided a description of professional supervision. This blog will focus on what is likely to take place when you engage in a professional supervision session.  The First Session During the first session, there will be a discussion around what outcomes you would like from

Professional Supervision: the Sessions

October 27, 2022
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Have you ever been mid-conversation with an acquaintance or a friend and they say something that sheds light on just how different they are from you? Maybe it goes back to vastly different cultures, or the way your parents parented, it might be philosophical or religious… It could even go deeper into areas of trauma they experienced… or didn’t experience.

Mentoring Essential: Investigative Inquiry and Discernment

March 31, 2022
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The Steps to Mentoring If you are, or are interested in becoming, a mentor for others, there are several essential behaviours every mentor should be applying in their work. In the next few weeks we will be examining these behaviours and providing strategies and exercises to assist our readers in growing in these behaviours. Let us help you become the

Mentoring Essentials: Why Relational Bonds Matter

March 24, 2022
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When considering what a healthy Christian mentor looks like, most people think of the leader’s spiritual well-being. However, being a mentor means more than just demonstrating a healthy spiritual life. In order to maintain a healthy spiritual life, they should also show signs that they are caring for their physical and emotional health. If they aren’t in a place physically

Non-Negotiables for a Christian Mentor: A Healthy Lifestyle 

March 17, 2022
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Today we continue our series on the profile of a Christian mentor. Last week, we began looking at foundational personal qualities of a leader or mentor, three of which are non-negotiables: mature discipleship, seasoned Christian leadership and a healthy lifestyle. In this blog, we focus on what it means as a mentor to have seasoned Christian leadership.  We hope this

Non-Negotiables for a Christian Mentor: Seasoned Christian Leadership

March 10, 2022
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Introduction to Our New Series Here at Verve Lead, we are excited to be starting a new series exploring the profile of a healthy  Christian well-being mentor. I have spent the last several months collaborating with exceptional partners. The profile of a healthy Christian Mentor that we will be looking at was researched and developed by longtime friends of Verve

Non-Negotiables for a Christian Mentor: Mature Discipleship  

March 3, 2022