Act Like Men
Men’s Leadership Podcast
#27: Mentoring to Make a Difference – Guest: Dr. Dedrick Sims, Sims-Fayola Foundation
Some great insights into mentoring today. Notice how Dedrick talks about mentoring from a relational standpoint but also points out that many boys have noise in their life that needs to be understood. To be able to dig in and help them, the relationship has to be deep enough that both you and the one you are mentoring need to understand what that noise is so you can deal with it positively.
Most of us come in with a predisposition that these boys need to get an education, go out and get a job, or go to college. However there are so many barriers to prevent that from happening with there is noise in their life, plus the barriers that derail young men if not addressed thru some kind of mentoring process. If we buy into the American seasoning, these men still may not be able It is important, to tell the truth about these barriers. Not so that young men get angry and rebel against the system, but so they learn to work within the system, as challenging as that may be.
We love Dedrick’s training program, value his training, and love the outcome. His group has mentored more than 13,000 young men of color. Many of these mentors have now mentored many young men year after year after year.
Two Questions to ask yourself:
- What is your calling? Might you be called to give yourself to young men that can change their trajectory?
- Even if you are not mentoring, how can you impact a young man’s life in your church, your neighborhood, or your workplace?
To reach Dr. Dedrick Sims, go: to sffoundation.org
About Wendell Morton
Rev. Morton graduated from Western Evangelical Seminary with a BA in Religious Education and a Master of Counseling Psychology, Rev. Morton was in full-time ministry for 17 years with both small and large churches. He spent four of those ministry years with Promise Keepers. He was the the US representative to PK Canada – serving on the PK Canada Board.
Wendell also spent 23 years in Corporate America. He built and led sales teams that worked with very small businesses and other groups that worked with Fortune 500 companies. He is gifted at helping identifying the next generation of leaders as well as helping those around him being successful.
Rev. Morton has a passion to help pastors and church leaders build growing churches. Having men come alongside the vision of the pastor, build a dynamic team, create a plan, and execute the model of “each one brings one” has been proven effective for more than 2,000 years. This approach is a great way for every local church in North America to grow while helping men better understand biblical manhood.
About Dale Eudy
As an advocate for ministry to men, Dale Eudy brings a combined background of leadership skills developed in the marketplace along with senior leadership experience in the Church.
Following military service, Dale earned his undergraduate degree and gained valuable systems and operations experience working for two prominent Fortune 50 companies. Responding to God’s leading in his life to focus on leaders in the body of Christ, he went on to complete seminary and served as a pastor for 16 years in a large church in the Denver area and as a denominational leader at the regional and national levels. With his background, Dale knows the heartbeat of the local church.
Dale’s passion is the discipleship (spiritual reproduction) of men. That passion is what drew him to partner with Men’s Ministry Catalyst. In his words, “The simple call of Jesus to follow him and to make fishers of men is the most foundational call in my life.” Using his spiritual gifts of leadership and exhortation, Dale is a great coach and cheerleader for those involved in the arenas of life.
Dale and his wife Kathy live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and serve their home church, Cherry Hills Community Church. They have two grown children and a caring extended family.