Spotlight: Radical Mentoring

Posted by in Resources | October 29, 2012

Editor’s Note: Radical Mentoring is an organization we strongly support. With core principles that encourage men to mentor younger men 2 seasons behind them, Radical Mentoring has seen tremendous success. Here is an excerpt pulled off their website.

Radical Mentoring, A Radical Plan to Change the World, a Few Men at a Time

Taken from Radical Mentoring’s Website

Radical Mentoring is produced by the Next Generation Mentoring Foundation.

After years of mentoring younger men individually, Regi Campbell heard a speaker say “More time, with fewer people, equals greater kingdom impact”, and he set off to mentor a group of men for the first time. Since 2001, he’s mentored nearly 100 men personally in what he calls “Radical Mentoring Groups” and his model for mentoring has been embraced by many other Christian leaders.

Along the way, Regi came to see that the success of Radical Mentoring was derived from the fact that he was simply doing what Jesus did:

He mentored in a small group context.
He handpicked the men.
He invested in them for a defined period of time.
He mentored them for Kingdom purposes.
He served them and modeled selflessness.
He made and received a mutual commitment from His mentees.
He expected multiplication, not addition, and a commitment to pay it forward.
He steeped the process and the men in prayer.
He taught them within the context of life, along the way.
He modeled a God-centric life allowing them to see how He applied His faith in every aspect of life.
He lived, taught and interpreted Scripture throughout their time together.

Campbell has written a book that dives deeper into the application of these practices and mentoring small groups. Mentor Like Jesus was released by B&H Publishers in May 2009 and can be purchased here.

In 2007, High Tech Ministries embraced the model. Four mentors led 30 next-generation leaders through the Radical Mentoring process and each of the men involved realized incredible results. The process was proven.

From 2007–2011, over 1,100 men and, subsequently, their wives and children have been impacted by individual mentors throughout the United States, Canada and the U.K. who have invested in them through a Radical Mentoring Group.

In 2011, Radical Mentoring has extended it’s borders to all of the English-speaking world by providing its content in an electronic format that allows the mentor more flexibility to customize a “track” that is meaningful to him and his life experiences.

The Radical Mentoring team includes:

Regi Campbell: Founder and Chairman
Chris Hornsby: Executive Director
John Richie: Convene Chair; NGM Foundation Board Member
Dennis Latimer: Exec. VP – Web Industries, Inc.; NGM Foundation Board Member
Dave Katz: Sr. VP, Midwest, Coca-Cola Refreshments; NGM Foundation Board Member
Ross Campbell, MD: President, Georgia Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Dermatology; NGM Foundation Board Member

Follow Regi Cambell on Twitter: http://twitter.com/radicalmentor
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