PACE Mentors helps older adults learn how to better center and support young adults in congregations. We offer several ways to grow as a PACE Mentor: convene a Mentor group with fellow older adults in your church or other community, become a Liaison for a young adult in the Fellows Cohort program, help to shift congregational culture at an Integration Summit, or just engage Foundations material at your own pace.
PACE Mentors Engagement
Create a Mentor group at your church
Convene older adults to discuss ways to better support and be hospitable to young adults in or near your congregation. This can be done in congregations where young adults are present or congregations that don't have a population of 20-somethings, but hope to in the near future.
Become a Liaison to a young adult in the PACE Fellows Cohort
One way to invest in all young adults at your church is to deeply invest in the life of one young adult by accompanying them throughout the Fellows Cohort. Encourage them to apply, commit to walking with them, and demonstrate to both young and older adults what it looks like to invest in young leaders.
Make use of our open-source philosophy to explore PACE Foundations
Our Foundations content is free and open to all. Explore different materials at your leisure. However, we do think our content is best engaged in community. So, we encourage you to find conversation partners, whether they be young adults or older adults with whom you can grow in empathy for the 20-somethings in your lives.
Anticipated Questions about PACE Mentors:
- As a Liaison for a PACE Fellow, what are my duties?
- PACE Liaisons each support, encourage, and advocate for one PACE Fellow as that person goes through our Fellows Cohort program. You will learn alongside the Fellow through our curriculum and also be an important point of connection between your church and the young adult, helping the church understand the importance of this work and develop ways to come alongside young adults. Pivot NW will support you with resources—including funds—to help facilitate connection and honor your time commitment. Learn more on the PACE Fellows page.
- What support can I expect if I want to create a Mentors group at my church?
- This is an exciting, innovative stretch for us and we are open to input as we decide how these programs operate in connection with your Mentor group. We’d love to hear how you would like to organize and what support we can provide you in the process.