Pivot Ministry recently graduated its second group of women working to better their lives through Christ’s leading in life and job skills. The classes are enlightening and encouraging but the most vital part of Pivot is the one-on-one mentoring relationship the women have with other women.
“I see Pivot’s vision come to life in both mentors and graduates: flourishing to be all they were created to be and restoring relationships with themselves, God, others, and their resources.” says Executive Director, Carol Polk.
At its best, mentoring in Pivot Ministry is God at Work.
“I realized that I needed to be open and forthcoming about my own past and weaknesses in order to get my mentee to be honest and open with me,” admits mentor Barbara Hudgens. “When I voluntarily shared my testimony with her, she opened up to me more about her past and it helped me understand some of the reasons for her struggles.”
The very foundation of Pivot is the idea that Christ works in all people – not just those we judge to be in need – to grow toward each other and Him.
“The main thing [I learned] is how much this experience reinforced my view that we are all the same,” mentor Elizabeth Dunlop acknowledges. “We may have different gifts, struggles, and situations but we have the same concerns for our life (family, wanting to be respected etc.).”
– Mike Nuckolls