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A program for mentoring, life coaching, and spiritual direction.
What’s the difference between mentoring, life coaching, and spiritual direction?
Mentorship is a relationship between two women, connected for the purpose of encouragement and guidance, intended in this context to serve women living and ministering overseas. Life Coaching with Thrive is geared toward women ministering overseas who are looking ahead to changes or hopes for the future. Spiritual Direction is devoted to listening and discerning the Holy Spirit’s movement in a participant's life, seeking to grow in their personal journey of faith, and evaluating ho
Is Alongside only available to North American women?
Yes, Alongside is only available for North American women at this time, however we are always reevaluating the needs of global workers and listening to where God calls our ministry.
Is there an age limit for receiving mentoring?
Absolutely not. Mentors are typically older than mentees, but sometimes God provides mentorship among peers who’ve had similar life experiences.
Is there a charge for Alongside services?
No! Our Alongside providers generously volunteer their services for global workers through Thrive.
Is counseling offered? What’s the difference between counseling and the Alongside programs?
Unfortunately, counseling is not offered through Alongside. A simplified way of understanding the distinction is that counseling often pushes participants to reflect on and process the past, while mentoring, life coaching, and spiritual direction are largely focused on looking ahead at future decisions or present events in a participant’s life. Some participants may seek counseling in conjunction with, but separate from their Alongside participation.
Is there a time frame for accessing Alongside services after a Thrive retreat or Gathering event?
No, you can participate with Alongside at any time while you are serving on the field. There is no time limit to sign up after you attend a Thrive event but availability is on a first come, first serve basis.
Can I participate in more than one area of Alongside, ex: mentoring and life coaching?
Absolutely! We only ask that you’ll access one area at a time so more women have opportunities to participate.