This dissertation examines how mentoring can serve as a tool for raising servant leaders. It also creates a model by which female leaders can be empowered so as to experience a personal transformation, which will enable them to serve as effective agents of positive transformation in the African society. The underlying assumption is that mentoring has a direct impact in the development of servant-leaders.
This research found that the culture of a people and the perception of biblical truth largely influence the role female leaders are assigned to play in most churches. Consequently, many female leaders who would have benefited churches as servant leaders through their gifts and talents are not doing so.
Six young female leaders from the Charismatic Renewal Ministries served as the case study for this research. Through the mentoring program that was developed and used for the mentoring process, this research confirmed that mentoring provides the means of empowering female leaders to overcome socio-cultural factors that may hinder them from becoming proactive servant leaders. In addition, mentoring enables leaders to become who God intends them to be, and to fulfill God?s purpose for their lives. Mentoring is, therefore, a veritable tool for addressing the issue of mindset and thus raising and empowering female servant leaders who in turn serve as agents of transformation.
It is not within the scope of this research to determine why or how culture and the perception of biblical truth influence the role of female leaders in the Church however, it is hoped that this research has contributed a little bit on how more servant leaders can be raised.