Many things are important for leaders to practice and study. But the most vital thing that can impact your leadership potential is finding a mentor who can advise you on the way you should go. In this video, Terri Stovall stresses the importance of having a mentor in your life as a leader.
Terri Stovall serves as the Dean of Women as well as Professor of Women’s Ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where she teaches in the area of women’s ministry at the graduate and doctoral level.
The entire video is above, and the complete transcript is below.
Mentors are so important, especially for women who are in leadership and ministry. Because women, as we grow in our leadership potential and in higher levels of leadership, there’s fewer women there to tell us how they do it. And so, it’s so important to be able to find somebody to help you know how to walk the path God has given you well.
In my own life, that is why I have tried so much to seek out men and women who can help me know what to do and how to do it.
Find a mentor that can help you know how to do what God has called you to do. Find that woman or even that pastor that has walked before you that can give you some advice, give you some tips, and help you to avoid those pitfalls. Because it will make a difference in how effective you are in ministry and if you’re just recreating the will that’s already been there.
Find a mentor. It’s the best thing you can do in ministry ever.