Mentoring in the Great Plains UMC seeks to help mentees grow in the following five areas, or P.A.R.T.S.

The Practice of Ministry groups are designed with local pastors in mind but could also include certified candidates who are not currently licensed for ministry (including seminary students). We require six, two-hour meetings over the course of the year. The first meeting will be a session focused on getting to know one another and building the group covenant. This curriculum is to guide you on your remaining group mentoring sessions that focuses on the P.A.R.T.S. Download the complete P.A.R.T.S Practice of Ministry curriculum.


View more information and resources on the individual P.A.R.T.S. lessons.
Pastoral visits, counseling, other shepherding
Administration staff, volunteers, budget, etc.
Ritual self-care, weddings, funerals, disciplines
Theology preaching and teaching
System ordination process, conference life



The following are resources for general use with mentoring: 

For more topics that could be integrated into the P.A.R.T.S. curriculum, consider lessons in the Group Mentoring Guide.