In this episode, Natasha speaks with Laurie Polich Short and Brooklyn Lindsay, co-founders of the SheGrows Conference.
Laurie Short is a speaker, author and adjunct preacher at Peninsula Covenant and Oceanhills Church. She is a graduate of Fuller Seminary and the co-founder of SheGrows, a cross generational women’s conference to promote mentoring relationships. Laurie’s books include When Changing Nothing Changes Everything (May 2017), Finding Faith in the Dark (August 2014), and 40 verses to Ignite your Faith (coming April 2019). Laurie has been in ministry with youth and adults for thirty years, and has served on staff at four churches. She lives in Santa Barbara with her husband Jere, and stepson Jordan.
Brooklyn Lindseyis an advocate for being a mentor and for being in mentor-rich environments. As a mom, pastor, writer, and international communicator, she values relationships and supporting the potential of every human possible. She’s been a leader in youth ministry for two decades and recently launched a new community, Somos Church, with her husband Coy in Lakeland, Florida. She was the visionary founder of The Justice Movement, a global youth community that creates educational resources and events to empower youth to do justice together, and is currently empowering women through mentoring education and advocacy with She Grows Conference. She has authored eight books including “Confessions of A Not-So-Supermodel”, “Opposite Day”, “Kingdom Experiment”, “A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Teen Girls”, ” 99 Thoughts For Junior Highers”, “Sacred Life”, “To-Save-A-Life” and “Advent.”
We need to broaden people’s perspectives about what a mentoring relationship can be.
Laurie Polich Short, author of 40 Verses to Ignite Your Faith: Surprising Insights from Unexpected Passages
Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren’t by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
Mentor for Life: Finding Purpose through Intentional Discipleship by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson
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