Patio Chats Mentoring Program

Welcome to the MDPC Patio Chats Resource Page! We are excited about your interest in a mutual mentoring conversation with another person. Mentoring enables us to contribute our ideas and learn from the experiences of others. Collaboration makes all the difference in the world—whether it’s professional, personal, intercultural, or spiritual!

Patio Chats create mutual models of healthy connection. Because of different circumstances and various personalities, every partnership pairing will have its own unique thumbprint. Viva la difference! Each specific relationship will have tremendous potential to strengthen the overall Body of Christ.

Want to be part of this exciting relational ministry? Please use the links below to learn more and to register. Questions? Contact Brett Hurst at 713-490-0930.

What are Patio Chats? Best Practices

1-on-1 Relationships

Mentoring Tips by Sherry Surratt
Four Mutual Mentorship Ideas by Matt Toledo
What is Mutual Mentoring? by Tamara Thorpe
Top 25 Mentoring Relationships in History by Jennifer Merrill
Types of Mentoring Relationships (from Prison Fellowship)
Should a Christian Be Involved in Mentoring? (from

Basic Christianity

Basic Christianity 

The Bible Project
Core Christianity
The New City Catechism

Book List

The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Men of Influence by Howard & Bill Hendricks
The Person Called You, by Bill Hendricks
Core Christianity by Michael Horton
Making Sense of God by Tim Keller
Reason For God by Tim Keller
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Mentoring 101 by John Maxwell
Mentor For Life by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson
A Fellowship of Differents by Scot McKnight