Your Introduction to Mentoring at Phoenix Seminary
Mentoring Program Purpose
Our purpose is to stimulate students to grow in godliness so they may increasingly embody the character of Christ and lifestyle of a mature Christian disciple. We encourage this growth through heart-to-heart mentoring relationships for each student in the MDiv, MAM, MAC, and Diploma (30hr) programs.
Mentoring Program Focus
The focus of the Mentoring Program is the four attributes under the Character Development section of Phoenix Seminary’s Aspirations for Students (see Graduation).
In the area of character development, each graduate will:
- Evidence an increasing love and growing accountability to God and the body of Christ.
- Demonstrate Christ-like character and personal integrity.
- Evidence strong moral and ethical standards in both personal and professional relationships and duties.
- Demonstrate mental and emotional health.
Who is a Phoenix Seminary mentor?
Your Seminary mentor is a spiritually-mature Christian who accepts the opportunity to bring maturity, accountability and encouragement to you as a portion of your degree requirement.
- MDiv — Until completion of 60 credit hours and the passing of the 60-hour Faculty Review.*
- MAM – Until completion of 30 credit hours and the passing of the 30-hour Faculty Review.**
- MAC/Diploma — All semesters enrolled for courses at Phoenix Seminary and the passing of the 15-hour Faculty Review.
Students and mentors may choose to continue meeting beyond Mentoring Program requirements.
*Transfer students or students taking P.S. classes online outside of Arizona are required to complete mentoring for 60 hours while enrolled in on-campus classes at Phoenix Seminary or until they graduate, whichever comes first. Students enrolled in Advanced Placement MDiv are required to complete mentoring for 60 hours while enrolled in on-campus classes at Phoenix Seminary or until they graduate, whichever comes first. Students with more than 24 hours of online or transfer credits will be evaluated by Faculty only at the 60-hour review.
**Students taking P.S. classes online outside of Arizona are required to complete mentoring for 30 hours while enrolled in on-campus classes at Phoenix Seminary or until they graduate, whichever comes first. Students will be evaluated at a Faculty Review after they have completed 30 hours of on-campus classes
How do I get a mentor?
Contact the Mentoring Department as soon as you register for your first semester of classes. The Mentoring Department will work with you either to engage someone you know as your mentor, or find you a Seminary approved mentor. All Seminary mentors must be approved by the Mentoring Department.
What will we do in our mentoring meetings?
After approval of your mentor by the Mentoring Department, you are responsible to arrange monthly meetings with your mentor. With the support of your mentor, you will create a confidential Personal Development Plan (PDP) with specific objectives for growth from the Character Development attributes for Aspirations for Students (see page 9 in Student Handbook). These objectives will drive the conversation in your mentoring meetings.
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