building a sustainable life.

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If you have been following the work of Verve Lead for even a day, you will know how much we value and promote healthy mentorship and professional supervision. Mentors help us work through personal and professional hardships, they allow us to confront traumas in a safe way, and they show us new perspectives of our lives that we cannot see

Finding the Right Mentor for You

November 3, 2022
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What does it mean to be principled in our work? How do we make sure we are being professional, ethical and consistent with our beliefs? Caregiving roles require professionalism and principles., Strong ethics are the backbone of the mentoring practice. If you are a mentor, it’s key to adhere to core values and beliefs that are rooted in sound doctrine.

Mentoring Essentials: Principled in Practice

April 28, 2022
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One of the essential practices in effective mentoring is reviewing the sessions. The evaluation process involves analysing mentoring for effectiveness and adjusting for greater positive outcomes. We tend to think about the prep work done for a meeting with a mentee, but equally important (if not more important), is that both mentees and mentors unpack their big take-aways from the

Mentoring Essentials: Evaluating Process

April 21, 2022
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There are a few differences between Christian mentoring and other forms of mentoring, the most obvious difference being that Christian mentorship is Christ-focused. Christian mentors believe that spiritual well-being is as important as mental and physical well-being and that our identities and transformation should be anchored in Christ. If you are working with a mentor who isn’t concerned with the

Mentoring Essentials: Keeping It Spiritual 

April 14, 2022
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How to Challenge and Confront with Grace No matter who we are, there are moments in our lives when we are pulled into heavy and challenging topics that sometimes lead to conflict. Well-being mentors tend to face these moments a little more often. It’s part of the joy and difficulty of the job; to get into the deeper areas of

Mentoring Essentials: Challenging and Confronting 

March 31, 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