A vital relationship for learning and leading

We define mentoring as an intentional relationship in which one person comes alongside another for the purpose of helping them flourish. We believe that anyone can benefit from a mentoring relationship. Both the mentor and the mentee contribute to the relationship, and they both can learn from one another along the way. Our resources will help you make the most of your mentoring relationships.

Classes & Workshops

Whether you're an experienced mentor or just getting started, we offer the following training resources designed just for you.

Alongside Mentoring Class

Mentoring Class
Price: $75/participant

Alongside is a four-week class designed for individuals who are interested in becoming a mentor.

Alongside Q & A with Steve Sawyer

On June 1st, 2023, participants of the De Pree Center’s Alongside mentoring cohort were able to participate in a Q&A with special guest Steve Sawyer, hosted by Meryl Herr.

Mentoring Skills Workshop

Workshop by Meryl Herr
Price: $30

Our Mentoring Skills Workshop is for new and experienced mentors alike. If you’d like to grow in your understanding of mentoring and develop key mentoring skills, this two-hour, fully online workshop is for you.

Other Products

We have resources designed to help you facilitate mentoring conversations.

Values Mentoring Guide

Mentoring Guide by Rebecca Jantz Johnson
Price: $7.99
This guide provides conversational exercises designed to strengthen your leadership. The exercises seek to tap into wisdom through the lens of values while integrating five skills that are essential to effective mentoring.

52 Workday Prayers Mentoring Guide

Free Download

We have developed a free mentoring guide that can be used to facilitate conversation while reading through 52 Workday Prayers, Part 1 & Part 2. These devotionals teach us how to pray about our work using the psalms as a guide.

Make Work Matter Mentoring Guide

Free Download

Filled with stories and insights from faithful entrepreneurs and built on solid research, Make Work Matter will help you discover what God is calling you to do in a changing world. Now, we have a free mentoring guide that can be used to facilitate conversation while reading the book.

Related Articles

Check out our articles about mentoring.

The silhouette of someone older advising someone younger.

The Power of Mentoring: When the Mentee Surpassed the Mentor

As I was preparing a sermon recently, I was inspired by a blog by Daira Curran to remember the importance of mentoring. Here in this story of Elijah and Elisha, we get a picture of a unique relationship of mentor and mentee.

Two people discussing their mentoring relationship

Four Questions That Could Improve Your Mentoring Relationship

An Article by Meryl Herr.

Here are four questions you could ask at your next mentoring meeting to evaluate and potentially improve your mentoring relationship.

Overcoming Our Fear of Mentoring

Article by Meryl Herr

Meryl Herr shares some findings from her research on mentoring, addresses some common fears of mentoring, and encourages older adults to take a step of faith and become a mentor.

Mentoring Research

Past Research Project

The De Pree Center conducted two research studies on mentoring.

Mentored by Jesus to Mentor Others: Part 1

Think about it: Where would you be if you did not have others wiser and more experienced who came alongside to encourage and help you navigate the challenging waters of life, work, and leadership?

Mentored by Jesus to Mentor Others: Part 2

In my last article, I explored the concept of mentoring using the story of Jesus’ post-resurrection encounter with two of his disciples on the road to Emmaus.

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