Orientation

Our Genesis Mentor Orientation prepares you for the Genesis Mentor experience. We have carefully crafted a two part orientation process that allows you to learn more about our ministry and delve into the details of the Genesis Mentor Program. Our “Get to Know Us” event introduces you to the mission and vision of the ministry and the “Training” event prepares participants for the Genesis Mentorship experience.

 

During our one-hour “Get to Know Us” Event, you will:

      • learn the history, mission, vision and values of the Ministry
      • hear about our models of Crisis Care
      • receive an overview of poverty with a brief introduction to the Genesis Mentoring Program
      • learn the needs of the Ministry and how you can partner with us

Next Get to Know Us to be scheduled soon!

During our 90-minute Training, you will:

        • learn about the ‘nuts and bolts’ of the Genesis Mentoring Program
        • discover the mindset and decision making process of those in poverty
        • hear and see testimonials from those who have made it out of the cycle of poverty
        • gain insight into setting realistic expectations, the impact of mentoring and redefining success
        • participate in a group activity to survive a month in poverty while upholding your personal values
        • explore the tenets of good mentoring and what characteristics make a good mentor
        • see how Genesis Mentor interacts with those in need to produce live changing decisions

Our next Orientation will be on Wednesday, September 13th from 11:00 to 1:00 at the Sioux Falls Ministry Center. Lunch is provided to those who register in advance!

Eventbrite - Genesis Mentor Training - June 14

Throughout the entire Orientation process, you will never be pressured to be a mentor. In fact, we provide you time after orientation to process all you have learned allowing you to decide if and when you’re ready to be a Mentor.

We also make sure that you don’t go away hungry. Food and beverages are provided at ALL of our orientations!

To get a head start on this process, you may download a document recapping our Volunteer Policies and our Volunteer Application.

We are also mobile! If you’d like to schedule a training for your congregation or work place, contact Peter and we can make that interest a reality!