How to Mentor the Next Generation of Prophets and Leaders

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Shawn Akers

We are living in a time where we are seeing Malachi 4:5-6 fulfilled: “See, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreaded day of the Lord. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse” (MEV).

Elizabeth Tiam-Fook recently gathered prophets to discuss mentoring the next generation. Elizabeth said, “A father teaches you identity, and a mother helps you process. The older generation should have an open door for the younger generation. If we are family, we all need a seat at the table. The church should model being family together.”

Patricia King is a pioneer in the prophetic ministry. She began by saying, “When you have a heart for those God brings you and those within your sphere, the love pours out. Mentoring the next generation of prophets comes out of loving them.”

She continued, saying, “When you have a heart to empower people, seeing the gold within them, you breathe on it and encourage it. It is so beautiful to see what God can do. The younger generation needs a lot of authentic ‘love discipline’ with affirmation and encouragement. All of us as ministers need to be looking for the gold in the people God is bringing us. We all have the Holy Spirit who is our mentor. We learn things by the Spirit. One of the key components for receiving mentorship is to honor the Holy Spirit and the leader before you. When there is honor, God absolutely loves it.”

Jeremiah Johnson said, “I am a product of spiritual mothering and fathering. I’ve been through a lot of rejection and persecution and I’ve made mistakes. But I’ve had to keep my heart soft and not grow bitter. Without spiritual fathers and mothers helping me in the process, I don’t know where I’d be.”

Jeremiah then said, “Without accountable relationships we develop a life in God without applying truths to ourselves. As leaders we need to make sure we are accountable to others. As we are leading and pioneering, we also need to be positioned to listen and receive. Leaders need to speak the truth about marriage and family and our ministries. We can’t let the applause get to our heads. I thank God for spiritual moms and dads that help hone our character and speak into our lives. Mothering and fathering is very relational but it needs to be focused on character more than spiritual gifting.”

Jamie Galloway stated, “I am going to carry the baton with the generation ahead of me and behind me. Our mission is to accomplish the mission of Jesus, which is to disciple all nations. We are to instruct people in the same way we’ve been instructed from previous generations.

“This is an exciting time in history where we have access to mentors who can invest in our lives. Are we discipling people toward career ministry? Or are we discipling people who are like Paul, who was a tentmaker and an apostle? We need to influence and disciple people to help change culture. Our focus needs to make Jesus famous, glorifying Him.”

You can watch the full discussion with Elizabeth Tiam-Fook, Patricia King, Sherman Dumas and Jamie Galloway to be encouraged and empowered to see mentoring take place between the generations. {eoa}

Jared and Rochelle Laskey co-founded Fireborn Ministries to teach believers how to live daily Spirit-empowered lives. You can find their resources and learn more about their ministry at They also have e-courses such as Entry Level Prophecy, The Last Days, The Baptism with the Holy Spirit and more on, and the popular podcast Adventures in the Spirit, available anywhere you listen to podcasts.

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