The Importance of Titus 2 Mentorship

A few years ago, when we were living in northern California, I was invited to a Titus 2 group by a friend. The woman who led and hosted the group, Lisa Vitello, had reached out to the local moms in the community to live out the spirit of Titus 2:3-5. Meeting every 6-8 weeks, she and others taught us practical homemaking and homesteading skills, while we discussed being a Christian woman, wife and mother.

While I was fortunate enough to have learned baking bread, canning and gardening from my grandparents, many others in the group weren’t and there wer skills I needed to learn. It was through Lisa and the Titus 2 group that I learned how to make soup, hanging out laundry on a line, and many, many other things.

When we moved, I found that I really missed the Titus 2 mentorship and fellowship. Growing up and being trained to be an independent person, I was not taught or prepared for many of the most important things that come with keeping a home and being a wife. The Titus 2 meetings had been a good place to have fellowship with women who were struggling in the same areas I was or who had already been there and were willing to share what they had learned and what worked.

A few years ago Lisa started her newsletter, New Harvest Homestead, which reaches out the Titus 2 mentorship to others. And for that I am thankful. But I still missed the fellowship.

After talking with a few people here in Texas, I discovered others who were interested in having a similar type of Titus 2 group locally.  We started the group a year ago, and meet every 2 months or so. Each meeting has a different topic and we share with each other our experiences and have fellowship. Even though I am usually swamped with other things to do, I find that having that little bit of Titus 2 mentorship and fellowship helps me focus on what’s truly important and helps me grow as a person.

If you have access to a Titus 2 group locally, I recommend trying it out. Lisa’s New Harvest Homestead newsletter is also great.  If you are interested in coordinating a group in your own area, I highly recommend doing so. It was very easy to start here (you maybe surprised how many women are interested in this type f group. After talking to a few people, I simply sent an email out to my local homeschool support group and went from there.)  Lisa has a free guide on how to start a Titus 2 group available too. I used it as a blueprint to structure ours.

Titus 2:3-5 (NLT)

Similarly, teach the older women to live in a way that honors God. They must not slander others or be heavy drinkers. Instead, they should teach others what is good.  These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.  Similarly, teach the older women to live in a way that honors God. They must not slander others or be heavy drinkers. Instead, they should teach others what is good. These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.

Titus 2:3-5 (The Message)

Guide older women into lives of reverence so they end up as neither gossips nor drunks, but models of goodness. By looking at them, the younger women will know how to love their husbands and children, be virtuous and pure, keep a good house, be good wives. We don’t want anyone looking down on God’s Message because of their behavior.

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