SIDE BY SIDE: Mentoring in the Bible

by Dr. Waylon B. Moore

Leadership training is impacting when it involves a mentoring relationship. Mentoring is demonstrated and taught all over the Bible. Consider these biblical characters who lived, coached and trained another person “side by side” over the months and years.

Take the challenge, print this page and use your recall to fill in the blanks. (Most people have to look up almost half of the blanks. Will you do better?) Those impacted by mentoring were life-changers and some became world-impacters!

    OLD TESTAMENT Side by Side:
  1. Jethro with                      (Exodus18)
  2. Moses with                      (Deuteronomy 3:28; 31:1-8; 34:9)
  3. Moses with                      (Numbers 13:6; 34:16, 19; Joshua 14:6, 7)
  4. Naomi with                      (Book of Ruth)
  5. Samuel with                      (1 Samuel 9-15)
  6. Samuel with                      (1 Samuel 16:1-13; 19:18)
  7. Jonathan with                      (1 Samuel 18:1-4; 19:1-7; 20:1-42)
  8. Elijah with                      (1 Kings 19:16-21; 2 Kings 1:1-16; 3:11)
  9. Jehoida with                      (2 Chronicles 24:1-25)
    NEW TESTAMENT Side By Side
  1. Elizabeth with                      (Luke 1:36-56)
  2. Jesus with                    ,                    ,                        ,                    ,                    ,                    ,                    ,                    ,                    ,                    ,                    ,                    .   (Mark 3:14-19)
  3. Peter with                      &                      (Galatians 2:7-14; 1 Peter 5:13)
  4. Ananias with                      (Acts 9:17-20)
  5. Barnabas with                      (Acts 9:26-27; 11:25-26)
  6. Paul with                      (Acts 15:34, 40);                      (2 Timothy 4:11)
  7. Paul with                      &                      (Acts 18:1-3)
  8. Priscilla & Aquila with                      (Acts 18:24-28)
  9. Paul with                      (Acts 16:1-3; Philippians 2:19-23; 2 Timothy)
  10. Paul with                      (2 Corinthians 7:6, 13-15; 12:18)
  11. Paul with                    ,                    ,                    ,                    ,                    ,                    ,                   
    (Acts 20:4 – The only team, group, or cell of seven or more named in Acts)
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