Two are better than one … Ecclesiastes 4:9
A mentoring relationship allows for a depth and openness that meeting with a group of people does not. Even in a close knit group of friends it is easy to put our mask on and pretend or gloss over the very real and pressing issues in our lives. In a one-on-one relationship, it becomes much easier to be real, to be open, and to really find help and encouragement when we need it. It is difficult to discuss times of doubt, issues around sin, and even our skeptical questions in groups, but a one-on-one setting opens the door to feel comfortable to talking about these very real and very important principles. The key is finding people we trust.
We want to help you foster a mentoring relationship so that you can experience the kind of growth that can only come through open discussion. Whether you are meeting with a fellow student, one of our staff, or a long time friend; this relationship can provide the support, prayer, and openness you need. Let us know if you are interested and we will pair you up with someone (of the same gender) that you can talk to.
Below are downloadable discipleship resources that we have put together. They are free to use and we encourage you to check them out. If you are not a part of NCM-UO, we want you to know that you may also use these resources free of charge. If you feel led and you would like to make a donation to NCM, then please see the Giving to NCM page of our website in order to discover ways to make a donation online or through the mail!
A study of the foundational disciplines of our faith. Whether you are a new believer or have followed Jesus for a while, these principles of growth you will use for the rest of your life. This is why they are so foundational to our faith. Each week begins with questions to get you thinking about the principle, read scriptures that relate, discuss ways to get started in this discipline, and then offers further resources for more study.
A study of basic theology of the Christian faith covering the Trinity, Ecclesiology (study of the church), Eschatology (study of the end times) and more. This study is meant to foster discussion on the basic tenets of our faith while wrestling with difficult questions and revealing the scriptures for what and why we believe what we do! It is not a theological textbook though most of the information here has come from theological textbooks.