For $249.97 a month, you can receive the “Platinum Mentoring Package” from Lifeway CEO, Thom Rainer. Lifeway Christian Resources, a book-selling empire owned by the Southern Baptist Convention, is known widely for selling scandalous resources like Word-Faith literature, anti-Trinitarian products, Roman Catholicism, mysticism, and even gay-Christian propaganda. Never fear, though. Rainer is prepared to pass on the leadership secrets that make Lifeway a success to you.
Rainer has posted articles on mentorship at his website for years. From those posts, come the following nuggets of truth:
Mentoring works best when it is built on the foundation of prayer… My relationship with those I mentored was strongest when it was built on a common trust and dependence on Christ. – (source link)
If Jesus and Paul made disciples through this means, how can we not follow that pattern? Older men and women teaching the younger generation is not optional for the church (Titus 2:1-8). A commitment to the Word requires a commitment to mentoring. – (source link)
Mentoring is about relationships. It is a God-given relationship in which one growing Christian encourages and equips another believer to reach his/her potential as a disciple of Christ.” – (source link)
So, mentorship – according to ThomRainer.com – is best when done on the foundation of prayer, built on a common trust and dependence upon God, and mentorship follows the disciple-making means of Jesus and Paul, and is all about relationships.
You can purchase all that from Thom Rainer for a monthly range beginning at $49.97 a month. Because a foundation of prayer, common trust and dependence upon God and personal relationships start at $49.97 a month.
If you want the works, though, you’ll be paying top dollar. With the Platinum package, you’ll receive…
- monthly “coaching”
- videos and audio clips
- locked-in pricing
- “24/7 email access” to Thom Rainer
- monthly video call
- you can visit Thom Rainer in person once a year
Keep in mind that if you go with the Premium package, you will not have “24/7 email access” to Rainer and will not be permitted to meet with him once a year.
You will not have phone access to Thom Rainer, even with the Platinum package.
Because this is how Jesus and Paul did it.
Thank goodness for these leaders $erving the church like they do. I don’t know how we’d make it without them.
[Contributed by JD Hall]