have an inside understanding as editor of a magazine where Darlene Zschech is a regular columnist, and let it be said that when she pours into something it’s never half way. Commitment, attention, a deep care for what she says and does and how those things affect worship leaders comes with every article that she submits. It’s the type of devoted investment that is also necessitated in the art of mentoring. It makes sense she would have a good deal to say on the subject.
Zschech makes it clear that for church leaders (any leader really), mentoring is not just a responsibility; it’s a commission. “Throughout the Psalms we find a consistent charge to earnestly take on the responsibility of declaring God’s faithfulness to the next generation,” she writes. And it’s a commission she takes to heart and is passionate to spread to others. Following a chapter outline of 14 essential “values,” The Art of Mentoring is logically structured and functionally realistic. Filled with examples from other leaders as well as illustrations from the author’s personal life, this equally passionate and practical mentoring guide is a book for every leader to read, and a ministry approach for every worship leader to adopt as essential.
Title: The Art of Mentoring
Author: Darlene Zschech
Publisher: Bethany House