Frequently asked questions about Re:new
- Re:new is one-on-one spiritual discipleship mentoring. It’s designed to help you grow in your relationship with God, understand more about who you are in Christ, and how to live in freedom.
- The process includes a thorough exploration of your past and how the influences and experiences from your formative years have shaped you and what you believe about yourself, God, and how he wants you to live.
- You will identify false beliefs that keep you stuck in patterns of destructive behaviors and emotions, and learn the process to renew your mind with the truth of God's Word when those false beliefs are triggered.
- Mentoring involves weekly in-person sessions (1–1.5 hours) as well as weekly homework assignments in the Re:new workbook (1–2 hours). The process takes four to five months to complete.
Yes. Re:new is available to regular attendees of all North Point Ministries churches.
Re:new principles are based on a small group curriculum, Renovate. It can be purchased here.
Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
Our mentors are trained volunteers who are spiritually and emotionally healthy and who have been pursuing a growing relationship with Jesus for at least five years. Mentors go through an extensive nine-week training course and are required to participate in ongoing training and peer supervision throughout the year.
Re:new is an individual mentoring program.
A variety of factors are used to determine the best match, including location, availability, age, and life experiences.
Mentoring sessions take place at a neutral, safe location, not the home of the participant or mentor. Possible locations include a room or office at your church campus, a local restaurant, the library, or an office conference room.
We use a structured curriculum developed by North Point Ministries that leads participants through a process of discovering why they may be stuck in life by uncovering lies they believe about themselves, others, and God. They learn who they are in Christ, and by understanding their identity in Christ, they learn to live in freedom. Topics such as identity, freedom, brokenness, and forgiveness are covered.
There is no cost to participate in Re:new. A workbook is provided for each participant.
Mentoring sessions occur weekly, and each session lasts approximately 60 to 90 minutes. There is homework (1–2 hours weekly) and other preparation required prior to each mentoring session. On average, the program takes four to six months to complete when meeting weekly.
All communication between you and your mentor is confidential. Georgia state law requires the mentor to report to the appropriate authorities any suspected sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, or serious threat of physical harm to self or others.
When you complete the Re:new application, you will be contacted to set up a face-to-face meeting with a Re:new team member. Together you’ll determine if Re:new is the right fit for your current needs. If it is not, the Re:new team will work with you to help identify the best next step for your situation.
Re:new mentoring focuses on the spiritual growth of the participant to help them discover how to live life as God intended. Mentors are trained volunteers. Counselors have advanced degrees and licensing.
In addition to encouraging spiritual growth, counselors can provide help in areas not covered in Re:new. For example, they specialize in helping clients with relationships, mental health (anxiety and depression), trauma, active addiction, abuse, and career support. For a counseling referral, visit this page.
Because the role of a mentor is full of opportunities for influence, we are intentional about selecting individuals who are spiritually mature, have been pursuing a growing relationship with Jesus Christ for at least five years, and are emotionally healthy. If you meet this criteria, the next step is to complete a Re:new volunteer application.
Once your application is received, a member of our Re:new team will contact you to set up a time to meet face to face. If it is determined that becoming a Re:new mentor would be a good next step, you will be invited to go through our Re:new new leader training.