A mentor has basically 5 roles:
#1) A Mentor is Available
A mentor takes time to meet together, to be intentional and to share life.
#2) A Mentor is a Guide
A mentor helps to guide someone through the maze of leadership. Their experience gives them insight and they are able to provide leadership and advice.
#3) A Mentor is a Model
A mentor is willing to model every area of their life. They are willing to be an open book and are willing to share their life.
#4) A Mentor is an Encourager
A mentor encourages, builds up, affirms and supports.
#5) A Mentor Cares
A mentor cares about this process and cares about the person they are mentoring. This is much deeper than a simple friendship. There is a deeper level of connection and commitment.