You Can Mentor: A Christian Mentoring Podcast

If you are currently in a mentoring relationship, stop right now and think about this question:  Why?  Why are you mentoring?  Why do you choose to wake up and poor into one or more kids and lead them into adulthood?  What is the benefit to you?  Chances are, you have some kind of personal story that answers those questions.  Maybe you grew up in a family that was abusive and you didn’t have anybody to guide you.  Maybe you grew up in the stereotypical suburban, white picket fence home and you want to pay it forward.  Maybe you’re somewhere in between in that story.  Regardless, you have a story.  So do the coaches at Forerunner Mentoring.  Each and every coach in Forerunner’s After School Mentoring Program has some kind of why behind them taking on the role to mentor students in Lake Highlands, and we want to tell those stories.  Josh Manning, the editor of the You Can Mentor podcast does a surprise takeover this week to kick off a new series with his first guest, Tajudin Spencer, where he interviews the coaches at Forerunner to get their “why” behind mentoring.

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You Can Mentor: How to Impact Your Community, Fulfill the Great Commission, and Break Generational Curses 

Creators & Guests

Zachary Garza
Founder of Forerunner Mentoring & You Can Mentor // Father to the Fatherless // Author

What is You Can Mentor: A Christian Mentoring Podcast?

You Can Mentor is a network that equips and encourages mentors and mentoring leaders through resources and relationships to love God, love others, and make disciples in their own community.

We want to hear from you! Send any mentoring questions to, and we'll answer them on our podcast. We want to help you become the best possible mentor you can be. Also, if you are a mentoring organization, church, or non-profit, connect with us to join our mentoring network or to be spotlighted on our show.

Please find out more at or find us on social media. You will find more resources on our website to help equip and encourage mentors. We have downloadable resources, cohort opportunities, and an opportunity to build relationships with other Christian mentoring leaders.