Admonish Mentor Program Breathe Ministry

Admonish Mentor Program Pt 2

Happy Monday!

Last week we announced our new Admonish Mentor Program. Our desire is to pour into you as a full time ministry leader. The Admonish Mentor Program will be a breath of fresh air that you have been longing for! Finally, someone to walk through the ups and downs of ministry life with — that has YOU as the primary focus.

I thought it might be helpful for you to know how the Admonish Mentor Program came about.

So here is a little back story…

I remember in our first church, I was just 22, and had just given birth to our first child, a little girl. Since I was expected to be at church all the time, I bundled my little 4 week old up and headed out. I didn’t really want to go. My feelings of anxiety, protectiveness, and out-of- control hormones were threatening to spill over. I sat down in my pew with my baby and a smile pretending I was fine. And then… 

…my sweet little bundle of joy started getting fussy. I did all I could to keep her quiet but eventually she won. I quietly walked out of the sanctuary with a screaming little girl. That alone made me feel defeated. But as if that wasn’t enough, an older lady came up to me after the service. She said with the most dry sense of humor (if you can call it that), “What’d you do, pinch the girl?”. I wanted to shrink into a puddle right there on the floor. Clearly I didn’t know what I was doing…as a new mom or as a pastor’s wife, and it seemed everyone knew it! 

In hindsight, sleep deprivation, raging hormones, and physically adjusting to the demands on my body as a new mom probably skewed my view of what happened – but it stuck with me. I went home and cried. How I wished just one person was in my corner. One person to tell me it was going to be okay, to share a gentle hug, and to ask how they could help. 

What was I craving during my times of uncertainty? I was longing for a woman who got it, who understood the demands, had weathered them herself, and was willing to help me figure things out. Someone to help with suggestions, advice, prayer, encouragement. I needed a mentor.

Ladies, we all need a mentor.

Think how much of this ministry life we could navigate if we were matched with just one woman who has walked the same path and wanted to pour into us? It would be life changing!! We would feel like we could breathe! And so, out of that came the Admonish Mentor Program — because we all need someone in our corner! 

Be sure to fill out the form below to be entered to win 6 weeks of FREE mentoring! We’ll announce the winner January 15th! 

Free 6 weeks Admonish Mentor Program

Join me next week as I share how it’s all going to work!

Press on sweet friend!
~ Dayna

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