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Summary: Description of what mentoring looks like from Titus 2:15

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What's a Mentor Do?

KEY VERSE

Titus 2:15

These then are the things you should teach, Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.

Teach

NT:2980

laleo

to talk, i.e. utter words:

- preach, say, speak (after), talk, tell, utter.

1. to utter a voice or emit a sound

2. to speak

a. to use the tongue or the faculty of speech

b. to utter articulate sounds

3. to talk

4. to utter, tell

5. to use words in order to declare one's mind and disclose one's thoughts

a. to speak

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So what do I Talk About?

Let the Millennial Characteristics chart the course.

Tier One

Their Self Expressions

They embrace multiple modes of self-expression. Three-quarters have created a profile on a social networking site. One-in-five have posted a video of themselves online. Nearly four-in-ten have a tattoo (and for most who do, one is not enough: about half of those with tattoos have two to five and 18% have six or more). Nearly one-in-four have a piercing in some place other than an earlobe -- about six times the share of older adults who've done this. But their look-at-me tendencies are not without limits. Most Millennials have placed privacy boundaries on their social media profiles. And 70% say their tattoos are hidden beneath clothing. (See chapters 4 and 7 in the full report). What is the story on your Tattoo?

Their Studies/hopes/dreams

Despite struggling (and often failing) to find jobs in the teeth of a recession, about nine-in-ten either say that they currently have enough money or that they will eventually meet their long-term financial goals. Educated, what did you study, what do you hope to do?

Their Family Back Ground

Only about six-in-ten were raised by both parents -- a smaller share than was the case with older generations. In weighing their own life priorities, Millennials (like older adults) place parenthood and marriage far above career and financial success. But they aren't rushing to the altar. What is your family like?

Tier Two

What's the Fix

Whether as a by-product of protective parents, the age of terrorism or a media culture that focuses on dangers, they cast a wary eye on human nature. Two-thirds say "you can't be too careful" when dealing with people. Yet they are less skeptical than their elders of government. More so than other generations, they believe government should do more to solve problems. What would it take to fix America?

What's been you Spiritual Journey

They are the least overtly religious American generation in modern times. One-in-four are unaffiliated with any religion, far more than the share of older adults when they were ages 18 to 29. Yet not belonging does not necessarily mean not believing. Millennials pray about as often as their elders did in their own youth. What's your spiritual journey been?

What are you passionate about

To be sure, Millennials remain the most likely of any generation to self-identify as liberals; they are less supportive than their elders of an assertive national security policy and more supportive of a progressive domestic social agenda. They are still more likely than any other age group to identify as Democrats. What are the issues that you are really passionate about?

Get Savy

Learn to txt.

The Power of tweet -- 140 characters. You better be able to say it quick.

Facebook with purpose.

Encourage

NT:3870

parakaleo

to call near, i.e. invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation):

1. to call to one's side, call for, summon

2. to address, speak to, (call to, call upon), which may be done in the way of exhortation, entreaty, comfort, instruction, etc.

a. to admonish, exhort

b. to beg, entreat, beseech

1. to strive to appease by entreaty

c. to console, to encourage and strengthen by consolation, to comfort

1. to receive consolation, be comforted

d. to encourage, strengthen

e. exhorting and comforting and encouraging

f. to instruct, teach

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Among the many New Testament words for spiritual care, parakaleo predominates.

The word parakaleo emphasizes personal presence (one called alongside to help)

Mutual Process

Rebuke

NT:1651

elegcho - convict, convince, tell a fault, rebuke, reprove.

1. to convict, refute, confute

a. generally with a suggestion of shame of the person convicted

b. by conviction to bring to the light, to expose

2. to find fault with, correct

a. by word

1. to reprehend severely, chide, admonish, reprove

2. to call to account, show one his fault, demand an explanation

b. by deed

1. to chasten, to punish

being brought to one's senses

elegcho describes a confrontation that at least causes a person to see his error, and hopefully to remedy it.

anticipates a change in behavior

means to bring to a decision concerning the truth or the falsehood of a proposition

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