JUST FOR MENTORS

Volunteer mentors are the heart of Crossroads Prison Ministries. In order to provide ongoing training and encouragement for volunteers, we provide monthly newsletters called Just for Mentors. Each newsletter includes tips, ideas and encouragement from Doug Cupery, director of church mobilization at Crossroads, and important news and reminders for mentors. We hope these newsletters help you become the best mentor you can be!

Just for Mentors #31

Just for Mentors:
March 2020

Doug shares the story of Susan, a mentor who wrestled with her identity like many of the men and women in prison, but through Christ, Susan finds her identity as a child of God—a child of the King!

Just for Mentors #30

Just for Mentors:
FEBRUARY 2020

In this month’s Just for Mentors, Doug discusses the facts behind mass incarceration and how we can lose sight of how these numbers represent people just like us.

 
 

Just for Mentors #29

Just for Mentors: 
JANUARY 2020

In this month’s Just for Mentors, Doug discusses the negative imagery associated with the word “prisoner”, and how you as Crossroads mentors can respond with letters providing support, guidance, love, and more.

Just for Mentors #28

Just for Mentors:
DECEMBER 2019

In this month’s Just for Mentors, Doug discusses writing to men and women in prison who wrestle with their shame, guilt and pain and how you as Crossroads mentors can respond with letters reflecting God’s redemptive plan for what is broken in this world.

Just for Mentors #27

Just for Mentors:
NOVEMBER 2019

In this month’s Just for Mentors, Doug discusses the importance of building trust in Christ-centered relationships.

Just for Mentors #26

Just for Mentors:
OCTOBER 2019

In this month’s Just for Mentors, Doug discusses prayer and how it has the power to deepen our relationship with Jesus and help us understand His plans for us.

Just for Mentors #25

Just for Mentors:
SEPTEMBER 2019

Doug shares an experience he had talking with two strangers in a plane and their two very different reactions to learning that he works for a prison ministry.

Just for Mentors #24

Just for Mentors:
AUGUST 2019

Doug shares the story of Jamie, a friend of his in prison whose life has been transformed through the love and support of people from the outside visiting him.

Just for Mentors #23

Just for Mentors:
JULY 2019

In this edition of Just for Mentors, Doug discusses how he experienced God’s incredible grace during and after his incarceration and what it means for Crossroads mentors to show grace to their students.

Just for Mentors #22

Just for Mentors:
JUNE 2019

In this month’s Just for Mentors, Doug discusses the challenges for men and women released from prison reentering society and how you as Crossroads mentors can begin to prepare your students to thrive upon their release.

Just for Mentors #21

Just for Mentors:
MAY 2019

For many Crossroads mentors, it is difficult to write letters to men and women you have never met. In this month’s Just for Mentors, Doug offers practical tips on how to write meaningful, encouraging letters to your students.

Just for Mentors #20

Just for Mentors:
APRIL 2019

In this month’s Just for Mentors, Doug reminds us that Jesus is always present and at work in prison. He casts a vision for how we as mentors can continually point students to Jesus’ ongoing work in their lives.

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