Someone to Walk With: A Woman's Guide to Christian Mentoring

Someone to Walk With: A Woman's Guide to Christian Mentoring

by Darcy Paape

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Overview

A book for Christian women who want a mentor, or are willing to be one, Someone to Walk With follows the story of Jesus and the Samaritan women in John 4 to teach women how they, like Jesus, can can take advantage of opportunities others in real relationships.

Whether their well is at work, or at church, at school, at lunch with a friend, or in the grocery store with a stranger, readers will be encouraged to form intergenerational relationships, to go outside their comfort zones, and to follow Jesus' perfect example in sharing living water with those they meet.

Ultimately, the book will show women that mentoring doesn't require a new program, but a single shift in perspective in the lives they're already living.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758661005
Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Darcy Paape, executive director of the Women's Leadership Institute in Mequon, Wisconsin, works in campus ministry and has served at congregations in youth and family ministry and as a high school teacher. She makes her home in Wisconsin with her husband and two daughters.

Table of Contents

Prologue 8

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Mentoring-Well Worth the Journey 16

Jesus, wearied as He was from His journey, was sitting beside the well, (John 4:6)

Chapter 2 A Mentoring Community Listens 42

A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink." (John 4:7)

Chapter 3 A Mentoring Community Connects Deeply 66

[Jesus said,] "if you knew the gift of God,… you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water." (John 4:10)

Chapter 4 A Mentoring Community Forgives and Is Forgiven 98

The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water." Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come here." The woman answered Him, "I have no husband." (John 4:15-17)

Chapter 5 A Mentoring Community Looks Up and Then Looks In 121

[The woman said.] "Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you [Jews] say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship." (John 4:20)

Chapter 6 A Mentoring Community Learns to Tell His Story and Its Own 138

So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, "Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?" They went out of the town and were coming to Him. (John 4:28-30)

Chapter 7 A Mentoring Community Pursues the Disconnected 155

[Jesus said,] "Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, then comes the harvest'? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest." (John 4:35)

Simple Interactive Adaptations for Existing Ministries 176

Mentoring Truths to Share with One Another 178

Acknowledgments 183

Bibliography 185

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