Have you felt God’s Spirit nudging you to take the next step but were afraid of where it would lead? Many of us have been there and some have never moved off of that point.

   Perhaps you have been a member of a group for a while and are feeling like you could possibly help lead a study or discussion. Or, you have a desire to help communicate and to help organize a group you are already a part of. Maybe you have a vision for starting a new group. Consider entering into a mentor/trainee relationship.

   One of the church leaders in the Bible was named Paul. He continually had people he was mentoring and leading. He wrote to one of them, named Timothy, these words, “The things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others” (2 Timothy 2:2).

   Paul outlined a mentor/trainee relationship. First, watch and listen! No group leader is perfect, but watch and learn from their strengths. Imagine what it would be like if you were leading the group.

   Next, Paul says you need to be someone who is reliable. Can you be faithful with taking responsibility for others? Approach the leader of the group you are attending and ask if he/she would mentor you.

   You don’t have to have all of the answers in order to be mentored. In fact, none of us know all the answers! You will always be a student and continue to learn for the rest of your life.