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RCCG YAYA Sunday School Teacher Manual 19 November 2023 Lesson 12 – Ministry Of Mentors

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TOPIC: Ministry Of Mentors (RCCG Sunday School Manual For Young Adults And Youths (YAYA)

OPENING PRAYER: Father, help me to understand the role of mentors in my life. (Scroll down for RCCG YAYA Sunday School 19 November 2023 HYMN)

MEMORY VERSE: “For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.” – 1 Corinthians 4:15 (KJV)

BIBLE PASSAGE: 2 Timothy 2:1-2 (KJV)

1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

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INTRODUCTION: A mentor is a person who gives a younger or less experienced person help and advice over a period of time, especially at work, school, Church, ministry, family, etc. The person is an experienced and trusted adviser (Exodus 18:17-21). The ministry of a mentor is an active office of someone who is intentionally committed to raising those who aspire to be guided into their reality. This office is not to make them become like their mentor but to guide them into becoming whom God has wired them to be in life. It is glaring that there is a scarcity of genuine mentors everywhere, hence, there is a need to understand the place of mentorship.

LESSON AIM: Father, help me to understand the role of mentors in my life.


Through the lesson, students should be able to:
a. Understand what mentorship is.
b. Know the purpose of mentorship and common mistakes.
c. Know how to access mentors.

TEXT REVIEW: 2 Timothy 2:1-2.
The Apostle Paul in his letter to Timothy encourages him:
i. To be ………..………………………… v1.
ii. To ……………………….………………v2.




A. The teacher should ask the students what they understand by mentorship
i. Mentorship is a relationship involving two individuals, where one serves as the mentor and the other as the mentee (Exodus 18:20; 1 Kings 19:16).
ii. A mentee is an individual who has submitted to the tutelage of a mentor to learn from his/her vast array of insight (Acts 22:3).

B. While it is good to be mentored by an experienced individual, the purpose of mentorship should be well understood (1 Kings 19:16). Mentorship is to:
i. Bridge the gap of knowledge existing in a sphere of life.
ii. Maintain certain ordinance that has been in existence.
iii. Have men who will continue certain legacies.
iv. Raise a platform where the young can glean from the knowledge of the old and provide a platform for trans-generational impact.

C. Certain mistakes should be avoided in mentorship. These include:
i. Not being intentional about the mentorship process.
ii. Not being egocentric on the side of the mentee (that he/she knows more than the mentor).
iii. Not thinking mentorship is slavery in disguise.
iv. Not having over-familiarity syndrome.
v. Not having mentors who fully open up to their mentees for fear of being betrayed or rising above them.

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Discuss your experience as a mentor or mentee and the lessons learned.


1. How do we access a mentor?

2. Do we choose a mentor or a mentor chooses us?

A. Ideally, mentoring ought to be intentional – the mentor carefully and prayerfully chooses whom to mentor.

B. However, in present-day reality, the reverse seems to be the case – people now search for whom to mentor them.

C. Knowing the right kind of mentor is as important as finding one.

D. You can as well be coached by proxy through books, tapes or other materials.

E. There are formidable steps that can be used as yardsticks for finding or selecting mentors for yourself:
i. You need to understand yourself and your purpose in life.
ii. You must also understand the field of expertise in which you want to function and search for the individual with proven records in that sphere.
iii. A godly behavioural lifestyle is very essential in the chosen mentor.
iv. Make the mentorship process official so as to have the best kind of communication between you and the mentor.
v. Choose someone that would be available to guide you to your goal. This is very important.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: How can you maximize mentorship without abusing it?

CONCLUSION: A mentorship relationship is not friendship. The mentee must not become irresponsible in handling certain aspects of his/her life in the process of mentorship.

EVALUATION: What is mentorship and how can you access it?

CLOSING PRAYER: Father, help me to not abuse the gift of mentorship You have made available for me.

ASSIGNMENT: If you do not have a mentor, spend some time this week praying to God for a divine connection between you and your predestined mentor. (No marks).


  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.
  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Thy friend friendship suits me well,
    Both young and will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee
  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds be black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.
  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?