Here are some questions* to guide the discussion between participants and their mentors:
How are you doing?
Where are you now?
How can I be praying for you?
What do you want to address?
How can we work together?
What can we celebrate?
What’s really important?
What obstacles are you facing?
Where do you want to go?
How committed are you?
What do you want to accomplish?
What are possible ways to get there?
Which path will you choose?
What will you do (who, what, when, where, how)?
How will you measure your progress?
What resources will you need to accomplish your goals (people, finances, knowledge, etc)?
What resources do you already have?
What resources are you missing?
Where will you find the resources you need?
What can I do to support you?
What’s not working?
What are you learning?
What needs to change?
What else needs to be done?
What further training would be helpful?
What’s next in our advocate/mentor relationship?
*Source: Coaching 101: Discover the Power of Coaching by R.E.Logan and S.Carlton. Published by Church Smart Resources. ISBN 1-889638374
Coaching 101: Discover the Power of Coaching by R.E.Logan and S.Carlton (2003). Published by Church Smart Resources, 122pp. ISBN 1889638374
Mentoring for Mission: A Handbook on Leadership Principles Exemplified by Jesus Christ by Gunter Krallman (2003) Published by Authentic Media, 255pp. ISBN 188454312X
Spiritual Mentoring: A Guide for Seeking and Giving Direction by Keith R. Anderson and Randy D. Reese . Published by InterVarsity Press. ISBN: 978-0-8308-2210-2