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I need a Christian mentor

I think I need a Christian mentor. I need someone to study the bible with, to pray with, etc. My church is kind of lame in that area. We don't have bible study, in fact my church is very kid-focused (which is why I go there). I want my daughter to learn but I am not learning anything.

I have one Christian person in my family, who is very dedicated, but she is very busy and doesn't have time.

Any viable suggestions on what I can do?
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Unread 30th April 2013, 05:16 PM
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Have you had a conversation with your minister about
the church not meeting your need?
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Originally Posted by Life2Christ View Post
I think I need a Christian mentor. I need someone to study the bible with, to pray with, etc. My church is kind of lame in that area. We don't have bible study, in fact my church is very kid-focused (which is why I go there). I want my daughter to learn but I am not learning anything.

I have one Christian person in my family, who is very dedicated, but she is very busy and doesn't have time.

Any viable suggestions on what I can do?
It is not unusual or wrong to go to a different local church for your Group Bible Study if your present Church is short on Christian Education. Also, go to www.topix.com for your Town and run an ad on there for a Bible Study Group/Partner . Makes some phone calls / emails to local Churches and ask them if they have weekly Bible Studies ; many have Home Groups open to anyone. Check at your local Library too.
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Personally i`d say just interpret the bible your way.Take your time when read a certain verse and ponder over the possible meanings and see which one is the most logical to you.
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I've never heard of a church that doesn't provide adult Bible study. Is the children's program the only reason you are there?

I would recommend Bible Study Fellowship bsfinternational.org. There are chapters all over the world, so there should be one close to you. I studied there for years, and they have one of the most in-depth studies I have ever done.

In your shoes, I would also seek out older women in your fellowship that you respect and admire. Mentorship is critical to spiritual growth.
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If you aren't being fed, then how can you be so certain that your child is? Find a new church! Your daughter will soon learn from you as your own example that it's not important what happens to a Christian adult but that the child is much more important...which isn't right! What will happen when your daughter gets older? Will you allow her then to starve in the faith as well?
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Originally Posted by Life2Christ View Post
I think I need a Christian mentor. I need someone to study the bible with, to pray with, etc. My church is kind of lame in that area. We don't have bible study, in fact my church is very kid-focused (which is why I go there). I want my daughter to learn but I am not learning anything.

I have one Christian person in my family, who is very dedicated, but she is very busy and doesn't have time.

Any viable suggestions on what I can do?
Hmm. Are you close with any of the ladies at your church? Start asking around about a Bible study. Who knows? Some other folks there may want the same thing.

Shoot the pastor an email and see if there are any kind of small groups 'in the works'. And maybe ask how you could help get them started.

If that doesn't work, ask the pastor and others about Bible studies in your area. Perhaps there are some local groups you don't know about.

Also, ask the Christian person in your family what she thinks. She might know someone who could mentor you or direct you to the right place. Plus, the extra prayers wouldn't hurt.
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