Here is an excerpt from my upcoming e-book on mentoring in the church:
1. Church leadership must begin to scan for possible mentors. The initial group will be hand-picked to lead the church in a mentoring culture. They should all be experienced Christians, well-versed in theology, able to answer real-life questions about spiritual matters, and worldly wise, so that they can teach the less-experienced Christians how to apply God's word to a given situation. These men and women will need training on how to mentor if they haven't already learned how. The training is designed to be informal and should be as loosely planned as possible so as to mirror how the actual mentoring lifestyle works.