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Mentoring Toolkit Videos: Trinity UMC


Trinity UMC in southeast Missouri has a history for developing strong lay leadership. Investing in the lives of children in order to grow their own discipleship and leadership was an easy next step. Capitalizing on a strong Vacation Bible School, Krista Kruithoff and Tonya Pinkley built a Kids Leadership Team where kids receive additional mentorship and spiritual formation and are expected to mentor other peers.

The Missouri Conference identifies Tonya as a missional leader because she moves from meeting God to an active, growing and authentic faith in Jesus Christ; and Is identified as a leader and is mentored by another leader; [Krista] and provides leadership in their local church and/or beyond [Camp Collision and Kids Leadership Team], and identifies and has begun mentoring a new leader(s) [Serenity and Lydia].