Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Praying to Change the World blogger publishes spiritual mentoring guidebook


More than 15 years ago, I became the Barnabas Mentor Coordinator for Joy El Generation ( Having been equipped in mentoring and discipleship before coming to Joy El, I quickly developed a training for our Barnabas mentors. We have added many supplemental seminars through the years, but the foundational mentor training has remained basically the same.

A few years into leading the program, I decided to create a training workbook for those mentors who could not attend the onsite foundational training, which is held twice each fall. Approximately one-third of the new mentors use this written training format each year.

Many times since then, I have received requests for the training workbook from individuals, organizations and churches outside of Joy El. We at Joy El have always been happy to share it, but we clarified that the workbook was specifically geared toward our Barnabas program. The frequent response to that was, “You should publish this on a broader scale for a more general audience.”

My husband, Aaron, and I have prayerfully considered this off and on over the past several years. Finally, about two years ago, we felt the Lord leading us that the time was right. We found a kindred spirit in a regional publisher who wanted to publish the guidebook and the project began.

My husband and I are now happy to announce that the book, Invest Yourself: A Guidebook for Spiritual Mentoring, is now available! You may purchase a copy through most online booksellers, as well as by special-ordering through your local book store.

The goal is that the reader would be ready to start intentionally mentoring others in their faith after working through this resource.

“I have to say that guidebook is amazing,” said pastor and speaker Tyree Sterling. “The practical steps to get someone from point A to point Z are incredible! I’m a strategy guy so all of this is right up my alley!”

Fore more information, check out the fun online book launch at this link:

To read a regional article about the book, visit

One option for purchasing the book:

Please join us in prayer that God will use this resource to expand and strengthen his kingdom around the world.

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