What is discipleship mentoring?
Discipleship mentoring is an opportunity for students to engage in dialogue about faith and life and to experience consistent encouragement and support from an older Christian as they grow in relationship with Christ.
How do the discipleship mentoring programs at APU work?
Based on experiences and interests, students will be matched with a mentor. Mentors are faculty, staff, spouses of APU employees, seminary students, and members of local churches who have been through an extensive application and equipping process, and have demonstrated deep faith, wisdom, and love for college students. Mentors and students meet together once a week or twice a month for the course of the semester or academic school year for prayer, Bible study, other readings, significant conversations, and fellowship.
Women’s Discipleship Mentoring (Heart to Heart)
The Women’s Discipleship Mentoring Program has been an APU tradition since the late 1980s, inviting undergraduate women who are serious about growing spiritually to be in a committed mentorship relationship with an older woman who has faithfully been following and serving Jesus. Discipleship Mentoring students and mentors are intentional in their conversations, courageous in their questions, and sincerely desire to bring faith concepts into everyday circumstances. One of the rich parts of this program is that students and mentors share their stories and lives with each other.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (626) 815-3874.
If you are a student interested in participating in Women’s Discipleship Mentoring, please review the Information for Students page.
If you are a woman interested in becoming a discipleship mentor, please review the Information for Mentors page.
Men’s Discipleship Mentoring (Blueprints)
Men’s Discipleship Mentoring began because undergraduate men wanted to get insight from and hear the stories of men on campus who they respected. This program is designed to connect undergraduate men with capable mentors who serve as guides and companions on the student’s journey through college life. These mentoring relationships will typically fit the personalities and particular interests of those involved, potentially involving Bible study, accountability, theological discussion, or other topics. Through this mutually beneficial relationship, both mentor and mentee are able to offer their unique perspective on life, contributing to the spiritual formation of each other. For additional information, email email@example.com.
If you are a student interested in participating in Men’s Discipleship Mentoring, please review the Information for Students page.
If you are a man interested in becoming a mentor, please review the Information for Mentors page.