CSMP helps to empower students in our church to live a life that honors God. The mentoring program uses adult volunteers to commit to supporting, guiding, and being a friend to a young person for a period of at least one school year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and church members who care about the youth, the mentor can help youth develop and reach their potential in the Lord for daily and lifelong decisions and lifestyle.


JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship
     
  • Serve as a positive role model and confidant
     
  • Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities as well as studying the Word of God and praying together
     
  • Strive for mutual respect
     
  • Build their identity in Christ and motivation
     
  • Help set goals and work toward accomplishing them
     
  • Time Commitment
     
  • Will be determined with Advisor and Mentee the start and finish date commitment with a 6-8 week trial period.
     
  • Spend a minimum of four to eight hours per month one-to-one with a mentee
     
  • Communicate with the mentee weekly
     
  • Communicate monthly with your Advisor and report how things are going.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Be at least 18 years old
     
  • Have attended Crosspoint Community Church for over 6 months.
     
  • Be interested in working with young people
     
  • Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
     
  • Be willing to complete the application and screening process
     
  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments
     
  • Attend mentor training sessions
     
  • Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity information monthly, and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities
     
  • Have access to an automobile, auto insurance, and a good driving record
     
  • Have a clean criminal history
     
  • No use of illicit drugs
     
  • No use of alcohol or controlled substances in an inappropriate manner
     
  • Not currently in treatment for substance abuse and have a non-addictive period of at least five years
     
  • Not currently in treatment for a mental disorder or hospitalized for such in the past three years

DESIRABLE QUALITIES

  • Willing listener
     
  • Encouraging and supportive
     
  • Must have a Prayer and Accountability partner
     
  • Be in the Scripture on a regular basis and able to give Biblical perspective
     
  • Patient and flexible
     
  • Respectful of individual differences

APPLICATION AND SCREENING PROCESS

  • Written application
     
  • Driving record check
     
  • Criminal history check: state, child abuse and neglect registry, sexual offender registry
     
  • Personal interview
     
  • Attend mentor training