Spiritual Mentoring Program

Program Details

PLNU staff, faculty, and friends of the university may apply HERE to be a spiritual mentor of an upperclassmen student. Reference forms for prospective mentors can be found HERE The deadline for Spiritual Mentor applications September 5th, 2016.  PLNU students are invited to request a mentor in the fall.  Matched mentors and students will be notified by the end of September, and will begin meeting as soon as both are able.

 

FAQs

+ When does the program start and end?
The Spiritual Mentoring program requires a fall semester committment.  Pairs are welcome to continue on into the spring if both of their schedules allow.
 
+ Who can participate?
Junior, and senior students can request a Spiritual Mentor.  Junior and senior students will be matched with a PLNU staff, faculty, or friend of the university (spouses of staff/ faculty, alums, qualfied community members).  
 
+ How does the matching process work?
At the beginning of each semester, our office reviews mentor applications and student requests for mentors.  Matches are made on a first-come, first-serve basis and mentoring will begin a couple of weeks into each semester.  Matches are made based on interest, experience, the questions answered in the application/ request forms, and knowledge, if any, of the participants.  Matches made later in the semester are exceptions and depend on whether mentors or mentees are available.
 
+ How often will we meet?
Generally, you can expect to meet bi-weekly.  We ask that mentor-mentee pairs meet a minimum of two times each month although if a mentor-mentee pair wishes to meet often, they are more than welcome to.
 
+ Where will we meet?
Anywhere mutually agreed upon by the mentor-mentee pair.
 
+ What will the time together look like?
That is completely up to the mentor and mentee.  Pairs may choose to read a book, pray together, go for a walk, discuss current events, surf, or make art.  We hope these relationships are mutually encouraging, challenging and life giving.
 
+ What if a match doesn't work out?
If a mentor or student feel like the match is unhelpful, please contact our office so we can assess the situation and review options promptly: spiritualmentoring@pointloma.edu or 619-849-3393.