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Mentoring New Christians: A Brief and Practical Guide

Man mentoring another man

We all need others to encourage, challenge, and teach us, but this kind of mentorship is critical in the early stages of a new Christian life. But mentorship itself can be challenging, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the rhythms of walking through life with someone else. Making sure you have stimulating topics and questions for your mentee week in and week out can often be difficult.

In Brand New: A 40-Day Guide to Life in Christ, Shilo Taylor gave new believers a brief and practical guide through their first steps in their walk with Jesus. Now, there’s a mentor’s guide created as a resource for mentors walking alongside these new Christians.

With tips for leaders and guided reflections, this mentor’s guide is an essential component to a successful mentorship. It will help you facilitate discussion, expand on the daily readings, and wrestle with the questions throughout the 40-day devotional. Taylor brings her years of experience in youth ministry to equip mentors with an essential resource for ministry and outreach.

A leader teaches and equips

Walking through the first steps of faith with a new believer is often an intimidating task. It can feel like an immense amount of responsibility. But remember, your role isn’t to be perfect or have all the right answers. Your goal is to equip a new believer to study the Bible and wrestle with the questions reading Scripture brings up.

With the Brand New Mentor’s Guide, a lot of that weight of responsibility is lifted off your shoulders. Here’s how Young Life Area Director and Grand Canyon University Professor of Theology Sean McGever puts it:

Whether you are mentoring a person or a small group, Shilo Taylor has done the heavy lifting for you. Shilo’s comments on her daily questions are insightful and wise. The Scripture added for each day’s reading extend the content of the book for those looking to keep the discussion going. Don’t skip to the core content too quickly! The small group tips in the Introduction mirror what I’ve taught my leaders (for decades) for small group discussions—I’d recommend turning to those over and over.”


Launch into an exciting adventure of trusting God and growing in faith with Brand New and the accompanying mentor’s guide. Get them both in this two-volume bundle.

Written by
Jake Mailhot

Jake Mailhot is the product manager for Lexham Press. He also writes about baseball and lives in Bellingham, WA.

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Written by Jake Mailhot