The Power of One on OneDiscovering the Joy and Satisfaction of Mentoring Others
Jim Stump, with Frank Martin
Baker Books, 2014
For over forty years, Jim Stump could be found sitting in a café on the Stanford University campus chatting with some of the most talented athletes in the world, walking with them, getting to know them, sharing his life with them, and loving them. He understands that the best way to have an eternal impact on the world is to develop deep and meaningful relationships with a handful of people. When Jesus walked the earth, he focused his energies not on filling stadiums but on twelve handpicked disciples whom he mentored and equipped to carry out ministries of their own.
With engaging personal stories of the famous athletes he has mentored, along with examples from the life of Jesus, Jim Stump shows how to develop rich mentoring relationships with the people in our lives. He answers the question so many of us have–“How can I help to bring my friends to faith?”–by providing simple steps toward developing those relationships, living life authentically, and sharing faith with those we care about.
Pastors, youth pastors, small group leaders, and individual believers will find The Power of One-on-One inspirational, encouraging, and practical.
About Jim Stump
Jim Stump is the founder of Sports Challenge and has been a one-on-one mentor to many hundreds of Stanford student athletes for over forty years. He has also served as chaplain for the San Francisco 49ers and the San Francisco Giants. A graduate of Wheaton College, Stump lives in California with his wife, Linda.