In his final hours with his disciples, Jesus challenged them and us to “go an make disciples of all the nations…teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you…” Matthew 28:19 (NLT)
Discipleship has many facets – from sharing the good news of salvation, to teaching a new believer how to dig into the Word, to mentoring the next generation of leaders in the ways of God. Jethro mentored Moses. Elizabeth mentored Mary. Jesus mentored his disciples.
We are commanded to serve, mentor, and pour into the younger generations. “You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. 2 Timothy2:2 (NLT) When we are obedient, transformation happens in our own lives and the lives of those we disciple.
Three Oak Project participants share their experiences in mentoring, learning and growing in the ways of God.
"It is a blessing and a calling to mentor and disciple. The Oak Project serves as an organized catalyst for men and women to be reminded that wisdom is meant to be shepherded and handed down one by one. So many have invested in me in my faith and my profession and I'm grateful that The Oak Project exists to facilitate the same for this current younger generation of Christian professionals."
- Dave Schroeder, VP, Marketing, B&H Publishing Group
“Through the Oak Project, I was able to grow closer with my fellow mentee... sharing many of the same experiences and challenges both personally and professionally... We also grew closer to our mentor, learning as Christ followers in today’s world. I think we all genuinely look forward to our get togethers!”
- Brittany Chase, Adjunct Professor, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University
“What has a 100% guaranteed return and a promise of never having a regret? Investing in the lives of others. The Oak Project is a visible portrait of the visible truth that it is more blessed to give than to receive."
- Paul Cleckner, Managing Director, The Human Capital Group, Inc.