In this groundbreaking book, Earl Creps, the author of Off-Road Disciplines: Spiritual Adventures of Missional Leaders, takes up the topic of how older ministry leaders can learn from young peers who are in closer touch with today's culture, technology, and social climate. Throughout the book, Creps reveals the practical benefits of reverse mentoring and offers down-to-earth steps for implementing it at both the personal and the organizational level (with attention to the areas of evangelism, communication, and leadership).
Reverse Mentoing offers a guide for leaders who want to experience personal formation by exercising the kind of humility that invites a younger person to become a tutor. The book invites older leaders to face uncomfortable truths--"I am not cool"--in order for them to cultivate spiritual growth and ministry effectiveness. It also includes insight into the kind of spirituality from which reverse mentoring draws its strength and which distinguishes it from just another value-added business tactic.
Reverse Mentoring is a model for church leaders who understand the importance of learning from younger people to prevent functional obsolescence and to transform their leadership and mission.