FAQ – Prophetic Mentoring
A question I am frequently asked is, ‘Do you do prophetic mentoring?’ or, ‘Will you mentor me in prophetic ministry?’
It is always an incredible honour to be asked to give input into a person’s life, and one that I appreciate and do not take it lightly.
Here are a couple of reasons why I do not do individual mentoring:
- I believe that true mentoring is best done through close personal relationship with accountability, rather than distance mentoring.
- In order to honour existing commitments, I do not currently have the ability to put time into mentoring people individually—whether by email or in person. However, see below for some ways that I can assist you:
I regularly have people email and ask me to mentor them in prophetic ministry. If this is something you are interested in, I encourage you to do the following:
- Read and subscribe to the Enliven Blog.This is where I pour out my heart, experiences and the knowledge I have acquired concerning prophetic ministry, spiritual gifts, spiritual renewal, prayer and so on.
- Ask questions and leave comments publicly on the blog—and check back on them. I endeavour to answer comments as soon as possible, current posts within 24 hours if I am not travelling and older posts within a week. Your question will also benefit many others who face the same issues.
- Check for new messages on my podcast page and subscribe to the David McCracken Ministries podcasts.
- To find out more about David McCracken ministries, including our courses, visit the David McCracken Ministries website.
- Read my e-books for more insight on growing your prophetic and prayer gifts, ministry in the church, strategic prayer and prophetic evangelism. You will receive the very best of what I have in these books.
Click here for the e-books page.
Having the right kind of mentoring is vital. For more information about prophetic mentoring, I encourage you to read the books, ‘Grow Your Prophetic And Prayer Gifts’ and ‘Prophetic People In A Changing Church.’
See the following articles on prophetic mentoring:
- Prophetic Mentoring on a Personal Basis
- 8 Essentials of Healthy Prophetic Mentoring
- The Power of Prophetic Accountability
Following is an excerpt from my book, ‘Grow Your Prophetic And Prayer Gifts:
Mentoring can be done on a formal or informal basis. The best place to start learning from a leader is simply to assist in a practical way, as Elisha did with Elijah. [1 Kings 19:19-21] This style of mentoring is called apprenticeship. If you have a heart to serve as you learn, you will be amazed at what you catch. Remember that the things of the Spirit are ‘caught, not taught’—although both are essential to growth.
A relational leader may be happy to take time and discuss your world over a coffee, but don’t assume that this will automatically take place in a mentoring relationship. Some teaching mentors will take responsibility for your growth, but other types will only feed you as much as you pursue them. The benefit you receive from a leader may depend on your ability to adapt in this way.
…Find mentors who are genuine, down-to-earth people who can relate to both church leadership and ordinary people off the street as they operate in their gift.
Choose your mentor carefully—I learned this the hard way. As I have mentioned, you can learn skills and gifts but you also pick up your mentor’s attitudes and beliefs. Look for a mentor who is engaged in the life of his or her church [is accountable] and has a positive attitude towards leadership.’
May you be richly blessed as you continue to grow in and develop your God-given spiritual gifts.