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Mentoring

“We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well”  1 Thessalonians 2:8

Marriage Mentoring at ZCC lovingly invests in the Preparation, Maximization, and Restoration of Life-Long Marriages by providing life experienced couples to walk alongside couples who are less experienced than their mentors.

Did you know our use of the word mentor first appeared in Homer’s classic The Odyssey? Where Odysseus asked a very wise man named Mentor to care for his son while he was off fighting in the war to save his kingdom. Mentor taught the boy not only from books but in the wiles of the world. Mentor must have done his job well since the boy grew up to courageously help his father win back the kingdom.

But mentoring is more than just Legends. In every culture throughout history mentoring has been the primary means for passing knowledge and skills from one generation to the next. The Bible is filled with mentoring examples, Eli and Samuel, Elijah and Elisha, Moses and Joshua, Naomi and Ruth, Elizabeth and Ruth, Paul and Timothy.

But mentoring is becoming a “lost art”. Where has it gone?

In the past mentoring was assumed, expected, and even unnoticed due to its commonness. But in our Age where the learning process has shifted we rely primarily on Computers, and other forms of “advanced” technology that weaken or remove the relational connection between the Knowledge-Experience giver and the receiver.

So where do we go from here?

If you and your spouse wish to further enrich your lives through a Godly connection with a more experienced couple then you should consider entering our program. This process can help you take your marriage from Good to Great! It will be educational, enriching and you might just have some fun along the way. You will be matched up with a couple who have been trained in building marriage relationships through solid foundations in God’s word. So what are you waiting for? Just visit our contact page and let us know you want to participate

If you and your spouse would like to join us as a mentoring team and feel you have the gifts to serve in this capacity we would love to hear from you. Please take a few moments and go to our contact page and tell us a little about you and why you would like to serve.