Husband. Dad to 5. Student Ministry Pastor. Follower of Jesus. Yatta yatta.


I need mentors.  I value mentors. I want to be a mentor.  I just met with our middle school pastor and we need more mentors in our middle school department.  I’m constantly in need of more mentors in our high school department. 

I think this:

  • If I don’t have a mentor, my learning curve is inhibited.  It’s foolish trail-blazing.
  • If I’m not being a mentor, I’m inhibiting someone else’s learning.  It’s selfish.

Mentoring is how discipleship happens. It’s how learning happens.  It’s how we are trained by the experience of those who have been there and done that and can help us do it better.

Today, I was sharing a passion for students and photography with one of our small group leaders.  He is a photographer by trade and today we were meeting in my office and I was bragging about the face of my son in this photo and how much I loved taking pictures and then…. then… then the mentoring moment was seized.

He asked, “what do you edit your pictures in?” 

I said, “Iphoto or photoshop.  But I feel like photoshop is a ferrari that I use to go get groceries with.  It has so much untapped potential, but I’m not sure how to use it.  I really need to take a photoshop class.”

He said, “Open that picture in photoshop.”

I said, “Ok.”… and we were off to the most helpful 15 minutes of training I’ve received in a long time.



Mentoring Rocks!!!  Jake was always cute, but now you can see him clearer and the colors are awesome.  I so appreciate people who mentor. 


  1. Wow, what a difference! It’s so nice when people impart their knowledge to us & then we can pass it on.

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