What happens when you are mentoring someone and that person’s beliefs start to differ from yours? You are teaching them the Word, loving and encouraging them, and spending time with them on a regular basis. So wouldn’t the natural outcome be that this younger believer eventually becomes a theological carbon copy of you? Or, if you are the one being mentored, wouldn’t it make the most sense for you to believe everything your mentor believes?
Unfortunately, it isn’t usually this easy. Beliefs don’t always match up, even in a mentoring relationship.
North Carolina pastor Andrew Davis recently addressed this scenario on The Gospel Coalition blog. In his brief article, he explains why mentors and “mentorees” hold differing views and how to travel on once those two roads have diverged.
Read Pastor Davis’ full article here.