MM-6 Marketplace Mentoring (module)

Note 1. This module is an elective for the Marketplace Transformation Certificate.


In this module, we will explore together the meaning and practice of mentoring. This is an interactive learning cohort with a practicum. Each member will engage in a minimum of four times of mentoring activities and share the experience with the instructor and with the cohort where appropriate.  As Marketplace Mentoring focuses on the issues and challenges in the workplace and marketplace, it is highly recommended that participants should complete MM-1 Marketplace Theology or MM-12 Theology of Work before attending this module. This module is designed to follow MM-4 Taking Your Soul To Work through the practice of mentoring, so that mentor and mentee can explore spirituality and meaning in the marketplace and build practices to bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit while defending against the nine deadly sins of the workplace.

Time Investment:

  • Investigative teaching and learning (10 hours)
  • Reading and audio-visual learning (15 hours)
  • Practicum/ Case studies (15 hours)
  • A 10 mins of Presentation of experience in Mentoring (5 hours)

Total 45 hours*

*Times are approximate. If spread over 12 weeks, it would involve about three or four hours per week.

Completion Schedule:

Participants should complete a module within 6 months from the day of registration. Upon satisfactory completion, the participant will receive a diploma/badge of completion for that module.

Requirements for MM-6:

  1. Investigative teaching and learning (approx. 10 hours)
    1. What is Mentoring and Why do we need Mentoring? (2 hours)
    2. How do I get into mentoring? What and How? (2 hours)
    3. Strength-Based Mentoring and possible mentoring activities. (2 hours)
    4. One-on-one meeting with your instructor (2 times of 1 hour each total 2 hours)
    5. Final presentations of participants’ mentoring practice to the cohort. (2 hours)
  2. Reading and audio-visual learning (10 hours)
    1. Teaching videos by Dr Paul Stevens
      1. Whose Work Matters to God (30 mins)
      2. Why Work Itself is an Arena for Spiritual Growth. (1 hour)
      3. Doing Case Studies and Theology Reflections (30 mins)
    2. Movies
      1. The Intern, a 2015 American comedy film directed, written and produced by Nancy Meyers. The film stars Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway (2 hours)
      2. Creed, a 2015 American sports drama film directed by Ryan Coogler and written by Coogler and Aaron Covington. Michael B. Jordan stars as Adonis “Donnie” Johnson Creed, Apollo Creed’s son, with Sylvester Stallone reprising the role of Rocky Balboa. (2 hours)
    3. Readings (10 hours) about 400 pages of reading from any 3 of the following.
      1. Ann Rolfe, Mentoring Demystified. Free E-book.
      2. Robert Banks and R. Paul Stevens, Marketplace Ministry Handbook (Hong Kong: Tien Dao Publishing House, 2012) 市井信徒通識手冊 史蒂文斯、班克斯 編 陳錦榮 譯 (香港:天道書樓:2013) ISBN 978 962 208 915 0 (choose 100 pages of the 400)
      3. 勞根、趙進德。《展翅上腾》教新:香港 2014.
      4. Whitney D, Trosten-Bloom A , The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change, 2nd Ed, Berrett-Koehler, SF, 2010 ISBN 9781605093284 《欣赏式探询的威力》华夏出版2019
  3. Practicum and Case Studies (15 hours)
    1. Based on the teaching of “Doing Case Studies and Theological Reflection”, two cases will be provided for participants to do and discussed with the instructor during one-on-one meetings.
    2. Each participant needs to engage into mentoring activities for minimum 4 times and keep a log of preparation and review of those mentoring.
  4. Final Presentation (5 hours)
    All participants need to prepare a 10 minutes presentation to the class about their Mentoring Experiences in the final session.
Basis of Grading Weight
Research Evidence that there has been serious study of the issue with appropriate use of footnotes or end notes 25%
Integration Indication that the participant has attempted to understand the subject or issue from the perspective of God’s purpose as revealed in Scripture 25%
Application Evidence that the truth[s] has not simply stayed as a mental exercise but there is genuine application and additional learning through the practical exercise 25%
Style The competency exercise is well written with appropriate reference to sources 25%


Each module costs HK$1500, which includes teaching materials, videos and case studies. Participants who are committed to complete all 5 modules as required by the Certificate of Marketplace Transformation Program may apply to “The Gail and Paul Stevens IMT Scholarship” for half or full sponsorship subject to the conditions specified.


MM-6 Marketplace Mentoring

  • Chinese class: Register here
  • English class is coming soon. It will be available in 2021/2022.
    Let me know when it starts a new course.
  • Enquiry for registration and payment:

List of Available Modules for IMT-HK Certificate Course (English and Chinese titles)

MM-1 Marketplace Theology and Ministry 職場神學與服事 
MM-4 Taking Your Soul to Work (Marketplace Spiritual Formation) 帶著靈魂上班(職場靈性操練)
MM-6 Marketplace Mentoring 職場友師
MM-8 The Soul of Leadership* 領導的靈魂*
MM-9 Business Ethics* 商業道德*
MM-10 Marketplace Pastoring 職場牧養
MM-11 Vocational Discernment 召命與工作
MM-12 Theology of Work 工作神學
MM-14 Entrepreneurship and Innovation*創業與創新*
MM-15 Money Matters*金錢真重要
MM-17 Stewardship and Management 管家與管理

*Chinese Materials and Instruction is to be prepared and ready in 2021

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