XL-Mentoring National was launched in the summer of 2013 and has now been operating for a little over 6 months. It is incredibly exciting that over 100 churches now have trained coordinators and mentors, and more than 800 people from all over the U.K. have enquired about taking the course.
Over this period we listened to your comments and feedback about the course and the training arrangements, and we would like to announce some changes aimed at helping even more churches to set up their own mentoring projects. There are three big changes:
- This is our brand new website. You can now find out more about XL-Mentoring here and book directly onto the 2-day training course. Once you have trained with us, you get access to our resources page for Coordinators and Mentors.
- We now no longer require a monthly subscription fee from you. This caused a problem for some people and organisations, although you will notice we have put up the price of the courses a little to help cover the costs of operating the programme.
- We now offer regional training all over the UK in partnership between XLP and Scripture Union.
We believe that these changes will encourage even more churches to engage with XL-Mentoring, and help bring positive futures to more young people across the U.K. The training dates scheduled throughout 2014 are now on the website for immediate booking.
To find out more about our heart and vision for this project, you can listen to a podcast that Patrick Regan recorded at the last XLM training here: http://xlm.org.uk/podcast-2
We look forward to partnering with you to help bring hope to a generation.
The XLM Team