The focus of spiritual mentoring is to help people pay attention to what God is doing in their lives and to respond.

 

From the beginning of LFM Leighton has been urging young men and women to be “kingdom seekers not empire builders.”

 

We are committed to keep the mission of evangelism always central, both in those we invite and in the way we mentor one another.

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A PERSONAL WELCOME

From my high school years on I have felt a strong desire to share the good news of Jesus – to be an evangelist “making friends for God.” After seminary I was ordained as a Presbyterian evangelist, and for the next thirty years was privileged to bring this good news in some forty countries, both in my own evangelism initiatives and as an associate with my brother-in-law Billy Graham. Then in my early fifties I felt another equally strong call to help identify, develop, and network younger leaders of a new generation. This grew in part out of the death of our son Sandy during heart surgery, and the desire to help other young leaders to run their race for Christ. My vision was confirmed during a prayer meeting in Oslo when a younger man quoted Isaiah 43:18-19, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing… do you not perceive it?”

My mission statement now is to be an “artist of the soul, and a friend on the journey” and so I welcome you to this website, praying it will help you to discover more fully your own “voice” inviting others to follow Christ.

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MENTORING

The focus of spiritual mentoring  is to help people pay attention to what God is doing in their lives and to respond. It is not “directing” others in the sense of imposing an agenda on them and telling them what to do. Rather it is meant to be friends, who listen deeply, and who may point out what God is doing and help them discern God’s agenda.

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LEADERSHIP

From the beginning of LFM Leighton has been urging young men and women to be “kingdom seekers not empire builders.” Therefore, LFM has been looking for kingdom-seeking leaders, “men and women who have a passion to lead for Jesus, like Jesus, and to Jesus.”

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EVANGELISM

We are committed to keep the mission of evangelism – Jesus’ way of announcing and embodying the good news and inviting to the new life in Him – always central both in those we invite, and in the way we mentor one another. Our mentoring is not just for our own sake, but it is for the sake of others and for the glory of God!

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