Mentoring at PABC

Park Avenue Baptist Church is excited to offer several opportunities to be involved in mentoring relationships through our Mentoring Ministry.
At PABC we define mentoring as sharing life and life lessons with another person in a defined relationship for a focused purpose.
A Mentor is one who is willing to give time and expertise to guide the development of another.
A person being mentored is someone who desires to glean wisdom for their life journey, grow in some character quality or gain some skill from one who can impart what is needed. A mentoring relationship is often cross-generational, usually time defined and always intentional in focus.

So what is mentoring...

1. Personal Growth and Spiritual Development Mentoring
As we look at Scripture we see this type of mentoring clearly through the relationship between Paul and Timothy. We don’t know how much technical skill as a missionary Paul gave Timothy, but we do know Paul invested dynamically and specifically in Timothy’s life. Whether it was discipleship, spiritual coaching or just encouragement there were lifestyle mentoring principles taking place that led to personal growth and spiritual development. We know Paul was a “father in the faith” to Timothy and encouraged him to observe him at work. In the broad sense, we could call Paul a lifestyle mentor to Timothy. Many times this is most effective as a cross-generational mentoring relationship as well.

2. Skills/Art Mentoring
Skills-art mentoring is a one-on-one relationship between two individuals for the specific and definable development of a skill or an art. Skills-art mentoring can cover multiple areas from practical life skills such as personal leadership, finances, marriage, parenting etc. as well as art/technical skills such as fine arts, music, media or other technical skills.  This is a common mentoring model and is greatly dependent on the knowledge and experience of the mentor in a specific skill or art.

3. Career/Ministry Mentoring
This type of mentoring often is seen in the Bible as well and specifically in the Paul-Timothy model. It places an emphasis on discovering spiritual gifts, developing character qualities along with specific skill sets and defining personal calling and passion. The mentor is often more experienced in some specific aspect of career or life skills such as ministry, relational skills, training, equipping, life coaching or career development, etc. This also is a very common mentoring method for people starting out in the work force as well as those who are at a cross-roads for a new direction.

Interested in mentoring or want to know more?


The Vision and Mission

The vision of the DivorceCare Ministry is to assist hurting people find help from the pain of divorce or separation.
The mission of the DivorceCare Ministry is to equip those suffering from the pain of a broken relationship by giving them…
  • A sense of what is happening to them mentally, physically, and emotionally.
  • A forgiving heart and a return to harmony.
  • The ability to deal with anger, depression, and loneliness.
  • An understanding of the effects of divorce on children.
  • A heart guarded against premature new relationships.
There aren’t many people around you who understand the pain your divorce or separation has caused. That’s the reason for DivorceCare. It is a support group and video seminars conducted by people who understand what you are experiencing. Most importantly, in this group you will learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. DivorceCare is non-denominational and features biblical teaching for recovering from divorce and separation.
DivorceCare is for people who are estranged, separated, or divorced, no matter how long ago the divorce happened. At DivorceCare, you will become part of a small support group of people who are experiencing separation and divorce. You will view pertinent video seminars and then discuss each with the other participants. By interacting with these people, you will learn there are others who understand what you are feeling and that they can offer you encouragement. Many participants say these discussion times are the most helpful part of the program. DivorceCare is an international ministry.
One of the things you will learn is that the intense pain of divorce, often called a “broken heart,” is caused by the tearing away of the emotional connections that have been made in a person’s relationship with another person. Only God can heal a broken heart. Only God can heal a wounded spirit. It is God’s Son, Jesus Christ, who brings the healing to DivorceCare participants.

Regular Meeting Times

DivorceCare meets  Wednesday nights, 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Office Conference Room.
Childcare is provided. We offer this ministry 2 sessions a year: One in the Fall and one in the Winter/Spring.  Please call (321) 626-9320 for more information.
For general information or information about other DivorceCare groups, see the DivorceCare website at

Welcome to Griefshare

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.
That’s the reason for GriefShare, a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by Park Avenue Baptist Church, led by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. Each GriefShare session includes a video and seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos also include on-location video and the real-life stories of people who have experienced losses like yours.
After viewing the video you’ll participate in a small group discussion about what you’ve seen on the tape. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences and have the opportunity to share your own. Please join us for the next GriefShare session.

Griefshare Schedule

Griefshare meets Tuesday nights from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Office Conference Room. We offer this ministry 2 sessions a year: one in the fall and one in the winter/spring. Please call 321-269-6702 ext 1-405 to leave a message and have someone return your call if you need specific information. For general information about Griefshare and Griefshare groups see the Griefshare website at

“A Season of Grief” Daily Emails

When a loved one or friend dies, grieving that loss can take a long time, but you are not alone. GriefShare is here with support groups, and now daily emails, that provide encouragement and reminders of the recovery process. Interested? To sign up for our daily emails go to and you will start receiving daily emails! 

Auto Maintenance Ministry

This ministry is in place to help single moms and widows that are members of Park Avenue  with routine car upkeep and maintenance.
If you would like to make an appointment, call 269-6702 ext. 1-215. Leave your name and number and someone will call you back with a time to bring your car.