Mentors of GMMA
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
Who serve as mentors?
- Christian professionals striving to live a missional life rooted in the personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Professionals with willing hearts to serve the next generation of future healthcare professionals through sharing. guiding, training, and equipping in biblical standards.
- Professionals who take kingdom work of discipleship seriously and invest time, knowledge, and resources to join in the movement of reaching out to the global community of healthcare professionals and students desiring to experience medical missions to serve and participate in the work of God.
Different Groups of GMMA Mentors: We enforce the multi-generational mentorship to encourage and strengthen each other in living a missional life.
Semi-Retired and Retired Mentors: Sharing valuable life lessons, professional experiences, and medical mission resources to the active professionals and students.
General Mentors serving as advisors and speakers: Active professionals who serve through sharing their faith and knowledge with the GMMA community.
Student Chapter Campus Mentors: Committed professionals who serve the students and guide a campus chapter for a full academic year.
Young Professional Mentors: Young professionals who are available to give practical guidance to students preparing to enter professional healthcare training.
How do I become a mentor?
Contact the mentor support team and they will guide you.
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“To bring and promote Christ centered missional life to the body of healthcare professionals and its partners”
Core Values: H.E.A.L.
Help local churches to fulfill medical missions work around the world through connecting, teaching, and training.
Empower the next generation of healthcare professionals to advance into the medical mission field through mentoring, training, supporting, and providing mission opportunities.
Awaken mission minded healthcare professionals to fulfill the great commission through networking and partnering.
Link healthcare professionals with global organizations and mobilize.
Biannual National Conferences.
Partner with established Mission Organizations. Regional Conferences. Local Chapter Outreach. Campus Outreach. Local Community Medical Outreach. Global Mission Outreach. Mentoring the next generation. Networking to raise up mentors. Mobilize mission teams.
What we Believe
We believe the Bible written by divine inspiration to be the inerrant Word of God and as the final authority in our lives. We believe in God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, and salvation only by grace through faith in Jesus. We believe in the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and in the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. We believe in the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman.
“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
What a privilege! As a GMMA mentor, you will begin a journey of doing kingdom work of discipling. Your commitment indicates that you believe in the value of investing and raising up the next generation and that you recognize the responsibility of guiding a campus chapter for His glory. As GMMA strives to live by the teachings of the Bible, this guideline has been prepared as a helpful guide to assist mentors to serve faithfully as to the Lord not unto men.
We believe mentoring is not a choice, but a way of life for Jesus’s disciples. It’s demonstrated throughout the bible, Jesus being the supreme role model. GMMA encourages multi-level mentorship so you will not be alone in mentoring your student chapter. The mentor support team will be by your side to walk the journey with you.
Who can be a GMMA Campus Chapter Mentor?
An approved professional member of the GMMA community who has demonstrated qualities and commitment to be a mentor to an assigned college student chapter for a minimal of one academic year.
Steps of becoming a campus mentor.
1.Fill out an application
2. Meet with GMMA mentor support team
3. Agree and sign the guideline
Roles a campus mentor may serve
GMMA mentor serving one campus will be meeting many students and professionals. Based on diverse needs, mentors may serve multiples roles. Some of the roles may be: ●Advisor ●Informer ●Emotional supporter ● Standard setter ●Protector ●Network connector ●An advocate ● Active listener ●Problem solver ●A Coach ●Teacher ●Trainer ●Community builder ●Faith builder ●Voice of truth ●Parent figure
Responsibilities of a Campus Mentor
Go to at minimum 50% of the general meetings. With the goal of going to 100% of the meetings but at minimum at least once a month. Participate in a monthly mentor’s teleconference update with the national GMMA executive board.
Every mentor should go to or lead at least one mission trip with his/her respective student chapter. If the timing doesn’t work, the mentor can go to a GMMA mission trip with other chapters.
Initiate a spiritual training/fellowship with your board. This can be done in conjunction with a local pastor that has already had contact with GMMA executive leadership to be a spiritual mentor for the organization. Do this fellowship on a weekly basis with the board and be accountable to one another
BE A RECRUITER
Bring at minimum one other professional to the organization to be a mentor. Have them first experience the group via general meeting or mission trip and understand what you are doing as a mentor. If they are interested, refer to the GMMA executive leadership for further discussion and inclusion as an offical GMMA mentor.
BE A PRAYER WARRIOR!!
Lastly and most important, pray over your chapter daily and with them at meetings always. Remembering that Christ is at the center of all we do!
Obedient to Live out the greatest commandment in serving the students. Matthew 22:37-39
- “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is thegreat and first commandment.”
A GMMA mentor must maintain close relationship with God by regularlyspending time in the word and prayer. It is through the strength gained from this relationship that enables theserventhood of mentoring the next generation.
- “And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor(students) as yourself.”
GMMA mentor tries best to love the students as Jesus taught us to love.
- Love is very patient and kind.
- Loveis not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.
- It does not demand its own way.
- It is not irritable, and
- it keepsno record of being wronged.
- It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
- Love never gives up,
- never loses faith,
- always hopeful, and
- endures through every circumstance.
●Christ Centered ●A life continually renewed by Jesus Christ ●Passionate about mentoring students●Maintains good relationships ●Actively listens and uses questions wisely. ●Can inspire and motivate others●Enjoys being with others ● Encourages ●Believes in the students ●Open and Transparent ●Honest●Trustworthy ●Able to keep confidences ●Able To Facilitate Learning ●Not quick to judge or give advice
●Competent ●Prayerful- Pray before, during and between meetings ●Respects the uniqueness of individuals
●Influences through constructive feedback ●Sets realistic expectations and goals ●Knows limitations and
GMMA campus mentor is advised to detect potential problems early as possible. For times when issues emerge that disrupt the health of the chapter, inform the mentor support team asap and seek assistance and support. Apply biblical principles first and start with prayer seeking wisdom and clarity together.
When you learn of unacceptable behaviors by students, reach out to the mentor support team for assistance and counsel. When disciplinary actions are required, utilize the opportunity not to punish but to educate and produce positive-growth for individuals involved. Keep in mind of the following:
- Never discipline physically
- Never use abusive language
- Don’t use ultimatums
- Don’t give the silent treatment
- Discuss your concerns.
- Listen actively and practice good questions to discern and gain understanding and insights
- Avoid-opinionated comparison of students
- Keep professional distance as a mentor with clear boundaries
- Don’t expect to be served, but serve
- Be vulnerable and transparent with the students, sharing not only thestrength and successes, but also the weakness and failures
- Be honest, yet affirming when confrontingimportant areas
- Stand by the students through times of trial and difficulty
- Never get discouraged andremember it takes time for good mentoring relationship to develop
- Be thankful and have fun serving.
Sample Meeting Outline
Mentoring meeting normally includes a selection of the following kinds of activities, but be flexible to keep things meaningful and interesting. There may be times when orders change as special situations arise. GMMA mentor should discern and apply creative activities that can strengthen the team such as outings and special fellowship event or training/growing retreats.
- Opening prayer and praise
- A review of progress since the last meeting
- The student’s agenda for the meeting
- The mentors’ agenda for the meeting
- A progress report on ongoing item(s)
- A focus on some special needs item(s) if any
- A time of sharing and prayer
- A summary of session and preview of what should be discussed in the next meeting.