We need one another. Yet we don’t always know how to develop relationships that help us grow in the Christian life.
Spiritual mentoring offers a way for younger believers and more mature Christians to grow together through intentional discipleship and accountability. If you’re looking for a place to start, Melissa Kruger presents a guide for discipleship conversations that span a variety of topics for spiritual growth.
Each lesson encourages both mentor and mentee to focus on the hope of the gospel as they learn together from the truth of God’s word.
Table of Contents:
1. We Need One Another
2. Setting Expectations and Sharing Your Story
3. Taste and See: Savoring the Word of God
4. The Church: Our Home Away from Home
5: It’s Good News! Sharing Your Faith with Others
6. Prayer: Pouring Out Your Heart to God
7. Family and Friendship: Loving Your Nearest Neighbors
8. Temptations: In the World, but Not of It
9. Joy in the Journey: Cultivating Contentment in All Seasons
10. Service: Spending Your Life on Others
11. Discernment: Choosing What Is Best
Appendix 1: Recommended Reading
Appendix 2: When Callings Clash: Submission
Melissa B. Kruger (BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) serves as director of women's initiatives for the Gospel Coalition.
“For many of us, the idea of having a mentor is appealing, and the suggestion of being a mentor is intimidating. Through this book, Melissa Kruger helps both the mentor and the mentee know where to start, what to cover, and how to make it work so that the mentoring relationship is a source of joy and growth for everyone involved.” - Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher; author, Even Better than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything about Your Story
“Mentoring and discipleship are essential for the Christian life, yet so many of us don’t quite know how to do it. Growing Together is not only needed; it’s also exactly the book we’ve been looking for. Melissa Kruger has written an instructive, biblically grounded, accessible, practical, and versatile book perfect for one-on-one mentoring relationships, groups, or individuals. Women who read this book will grow together in their faith as well as be equipped to do the work of ministry. I’m grateful for this resource and highly recommend it!” - Trillia Newbell, author, If God Is For Us: The Everlasting Truth of Our Great Salvation
“Growing Together is a resource for mentoring relationships that facilitates meaningful conversations centered around God’s word. Engaging questions and simple yet transformative suggestions for application will encourage women to grow together in godliness. This is an invaluable tool for any discipleship tool belt, and I am so thankful to add it to mine!” - Hunter Beless, Founder and Executive Director, Journeywomen podcast