Mentor Mission is a branch of Abide Ministries that exists to impact youth culture by engaging with and moving youth towards personal healing in Christ.
About Mentor Mission
Mentor Mission was founded on the premise that youth are surrounded by a world that is hurting:
- dysfunctional families
- loss of peers to suicide
- a culture that accepts anything
- respectless education
- lack of purpose and direction
With these tough circumstances pressing in around them daily, young people hunger for something beautiful and real in the midst of it all. They have a desire to see change happen, and the ability to bring it about in their lifetimes. They are looking for clarity, responsibility, and a clear vision of how the family and church can and should function. Kelly and Linda Voigt, the founders of Mentor Mission, found that loving mentoring along with challenging expectations is the most impactful way to model what following Jesus looks like…because Jesus is the only solid foundation on which to build the impact they want to have in this world!
This ministry for youth began after God put the deep desire to pray for them on Kelly’s heart. After this desire to pray quickly came the knowledge that a local school district was plagued with drug addiction and suicide. Numerous students were dying and many more were in trouble. It was an epidemic. Through attending local prayer meetings, Kelly was able to meet and connect with students from the school who were looking for answers. The students were finding help and hope in Christ and they wanted to help others. Out of these mentoring relationships, one of the students even launched a church INSIDE the public high school and it quickly grew. The culture was changing. These students and others who have followed make up Mentor Mission.
Since it’s beginning, Mentor Mission has multiplied into small group Bible studies and accountability groups, mission trips, and most recently Youth Church - an actual church led by youth for youth. The students are entrusted with sharing the good news and inviting in friends – and they are doing it with passion! The need for more godly mentors is growing weekly as the number of students joining these larger groups is growing. The vision is to empower more adults to join in this work of training up and leading the next generation in Christ. As Mentor Mission grows its leadership team, it will hope to host mission trips (local and overseas), and help launch student-led Bible studies in all of the local public schools!
Kelly, Linda, and their whole team see that God is on the move. He is making it clear to those that he is calling that it is time to engage with and invest in the next generation. If you feel moved to share time or resources towards this goal, your support would be greatly appreciated and your prayers are welcomed!
Donate to Mentor Mission
In order to aid in the their work of impacting youth for Christ, we invite you to make a one-time or recurring donation which will be designated toward the work of our branch Mentor Mission. All gifts given are tax deductible. Abide Ministries partners with Donorbox to enable donors to make one time and recurring donations, while allowing them to manage their own giving in a safe, secure, and reliable environment.
Online gifts can be made using the form on this page, or at https://donorbox.org/mentormission. You can make one-time or recurring gifts using credit cards, debit cards, or bank transfers. All transactions are processed through Donorbox (a Stripe partner) for the highest level of security and convenience. Once you make a gift, you can manage your gift at www.donorbox.org.
Check gifts can be made out to: Abide Ministries and sent to 323 Linwood Dr, Rochester, MI 48307.
Please add “Mentor Mission” to the memo line of all check gifts. For any questions regarding giving, please email [email protected]
STOCK / MUTUAL FUND GIFTS
Most U.S. brokerage firms can quickly and easily transfer your gift of stock or mutual funds to Mentor Mission electronically. Click here for details to give to your broker.
IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
If you are age 70 1⁄2 or older, you can make gifts from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to Mentor Mission without paying income tax on the withdrawal. Click here for instructions on how to make an IRA Charitable Rollover.