Patio Chats Mentoring Program

Resource Page

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 & Other Things to Consider

Now….here are intentional teaching resources and discipleship tools for spiritual growth


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personal Spiritual  Inventory

Dialogue Towards Healthier Diversity


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


The Bible Project
Core Christianity
The New City Catechism


The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Men of Influence by Howard & William 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
United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity by Trillia J. Newbell
The Gospel & Racial Reconciliation by Russell D. Moore and Andrew T. Walker
Cry The Beloved Country by Alan Paton


Post-Mentoring Exit Interview