CABE is seeking to inspire a generation of Christians who are called to live out their faith in the business world. As part of its focus on providing Insight, Inspiration and Influence for Christians in business the CABE Business Discipleship Mentoring Programme (CABE Mentoring Programme) has been set up to provide mentors who are more experienced in faith and business to those newer to either or both. The initiative has been piloted by 16 pairings and the new programme has been developed in the light of experience gained from that. As the programme expands CABE will seek to ensure that it continues to develop in the light of the experience gained.
A handbook that provides mentors and mentees with guidance on the CABE Mentoring Programme has been developed and provides a framework for successful mentoring partnerships. The guidance is not prescriptive but seeks to provide a structure and highlight the distinctive contribution that the CABE approach can offer to individual discipleship in the business world.
The definition of mentoring developed by CABE builds on the CPAS definition contained in Mentoring Matters which in turn uses the definition in Mentoring to Develop Disciples and Leaders by John Mallison.
A dynamic, intentional, voluntary relationship of trust in which one person (the mentor) enables another person (the mentee) to maximise the grace of God within their lives and develop their potential in the service of God’s kingdom purposes within their business lives.
Mentors are recruited from CABE members or contacts who are experienced business leaders. CABE will develop and provide some briefing and training to develop mentoring capacity with specific reference to the CABE Mentoring Programme.
Mentees will be selected from CABE members and contacts and also from CABE partners such as HTB, LICC Executive Toolbox graduates.
After an initial conversation all prospective mentees will be provided with information about the programme and asked to complete a profile form providing information on their experience, current situation and their expectations from the programme.