Information for Peer Group Leaders and Mentors

MTS Recruit depends on a large group of people to play the role of Peer Group leaders and Mentors during the conference. These are people who are mature Christians, committed to the authority of scripture, committed to the MTS ‘DNA’ of actively raising up future leaders, and who have a heart to help younger people make Godly decisions about future ministry.

If you’re interested in helping play this important role for young men and women thinking about full-time ministry, please let us know when you register for the conference.

What Role do Peer Group Leaders Play in MTS Recruit?

Peer Group leaders guide a small group of delegates though biblical material that will help in their decision making.

They work with their Peer Group in two 1.5 hour sessions, which will be either face to face at a Local Conference Gathering (LCG) or online.

Peer Groups are organised around stages of ministry thinking, which is categorised into 4 different strands.

  • People who haven’t really considered full-time ministry
  • People who have considered full-time ministry but have no definite plans
  • People who will pursue full-time ministry, but likely not in the next year
  • People planning to do a Ministry Apprenticeship in 2021

What Role do Mentors Play in MTS Recruit?

Mentors meet one on one with a delegate who is either training or currently serving in full-time ministry.

This can be done face to face or online, and is a great opportunity for our delegates to chat with someone who can help guide their thinking about ministry.

Each discussion takes about an hour, but we strongly encourage mentors to talk with 2-4 delegates across the conference.

What time commitment is required?

Peer Group Leading:
1.5hrs on Saturday, and 1.5 hrs on Sunday (see the conference timetable for your specific timezone details).

You will also need to have looked through the Peer Group material provided and pray for the people who will be in your group.

Mentoring:
A single mentoring conversation should take about 1 hour, and we’d love Mentors to do between 2-4 mentoring conversations across the conference.

The best time to do these is during the time allocated for it on Saturday or Sunday. If this is not possible, it can be done sometime in the following week.

Training is provided

If you’ve never been a Peer Group leader or a Mentor at a MTS Recruiting conference before, we have a few training opportunities lined up to help you get prepared.

There are multiple possible online training sessions you can attend on zoom, which you will only receive the links to once you formally register as a leader. Please note but you are only required to attend one training session.

Mentoring and Peer Group Leading Combined (max 90 mins):

  • Thursday Sept 24, 7-8:30pm (AEST)

Mentoring Only (max 60 mins):

  • Wednesday Sept 23, 7-8pm (AEST)
  • Thursday Sept 24, 1-2pm (AEST)

Peer Group Leading Only (max 60 mins):

  • Thursday Sept 24, 1pm-2pm (AEST)

Other Questions?

If you have other questions about being a Peer Group leader or a Mentor, please contact MTS Events at events@mts.com.au and we would love to help.