Become a Mentor

Mentoring is the foundation of what we do. We believe mentoring is about being available for someone and walking alongside them on the road of life. It is a willingness to listen, pray, and share how Jesus Christ has changed your life and guided you on the road of life. Through our Mentor Workshops, we equip mentors to share with others the same help, comfort, and guidance God brought to them during the tough times in their lives. 

If you are a Christ-follower who is passionate about helping people suffering from depression, loneliness, hopelessness, or other emotional pains and would like to find out more about becoming a mentor, call us at 320-441-2250 or email us at

You can also complete our mentor application online


Print and return a mentor application.

Printed applications can be mailed to us at ATLAS, PO BOX 1511, Willmar, MN 56201, emailed to, or they can be dropped off at ATLAS (504 19th Avenue SW, Willmar, MN 56201). 

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Chris, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Qualities of a Mentor

Some important qualities of a mentor include:

  • You have a living, growing, and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • You have a working knowledge of the Bible and are able to speak about how God's Word relates to everyday life. 
  • You have a love for others and the ability to listen without judging.
  • You spend regular time with God reading the Bible and in prayer.

Past life failures, mistakes, or struggles do not automatically disqualify you from being a mentor. Each of our life experiences can uniquely equip us to be able to help someone else go through similar situations. If you are unsure, give us a call at 320.441.2250 and we can discuss if mentoring is the right fit for you.

Mentor Workshops

Come make disciples with us!

Our mentoring workshops help you understand what it looks like to follow Jesus by helping others follow Jesus. We talk about the why and how of building relationships and walking alongside people on the road of life.

Some of the topics we cover include:

  • What is the gospel?
  • What do we mean by "discipling" vs. "mentoring"?  
  • Why do we disciple? 
  • Common objections to mentoring
  • What do mentors do?  
  • Qualities of an effective mentor
  • Common pitfalls to avoid in mentoring.

Find Dates for Upcoming Mentor Workshops

Sign Up for an Upcoming Mentor Workshop

Follow Jesus by Helping Others Follow Jesus

Our mentoring workshops are not specific to mentoring through ATLAS, although we do draw from our experiences at ATLAS throughout the workshop. Attending a workshop also does not commit you to mentoring through ATLAS. The workshops help prepare you to mentor anyone, whether it's through ATLAS or through any other relationship in your life.


If you'd like to find out about upcoming workshops, please call us at 320-441-2250 or email  

If your church, small group, Bible study, Sunday School class, or other group would be interested in hosting a mentoring workshop, please contact us. We'd be happy to talk to you about how we can make that happen.