A training event to equip churches to mentor the next generation is planned for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13 at the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention offices, 4500 State Highway 360 in Grapevine.
“Mentor Ministry Training” will be facilitated by the Christian Association of Youth Mentoring (CAYM) and is sponsored by Texas Life Connections, a ministry partner of the SBTC.
The training from CAYM’s Christian Mentoring Institute will cover the best practices of safe and effective mentoring ministry, recruiting, screening, training, supervision and evaluation of mentors, help in beginning a mentoring ministry, pre- and post-training consulting, materials and ongoing support.
A brochure for the event says mentored youth are : 27 percent less likely to use alcohol, 46 percent less likely to use illegal drugs, and 50 percent less likely to skip school.
The Friday portion will be from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The tuition is $200; group discounts are available, however.
Registration and more details are available at CAYM.org.