A Leader’s Gift of Hospitality

One evening I was hosting leadership training. For several of the women on the mentoring team, this was their first time visiting my home. Upon arrival, one of the ladies said, “Your home is exactly as I thought it would be.” I smiled.

Continue reading “A Leader’s Gift of Hospitality”

Embrace: God’s Radical Shalom for a Divided World @LeroyBarber

Tuesdays is the day for “Natasha’s Study.” It is a time of sharing book reviews, book reflections or discussions, book recommendations, or what I am learning from books. Today, I’m sharing a book review of Leroy Barber’s new release.


Why I picked up this book:

I have been following Leroy Barber’s ministry since I was introduced to his writing through Missio Alliance. I am on the bloggers list for Intervarsity Press which allows me to review new releases like these.

Who Should Read Embrace:

This book will be a good read for those who are just entering conversations about racial reconciliation, racial healing, and justice. This book offers much theological reflection and practical application. The myths presented in Chapter 9: “Yes Black Lives Matter!” is a must read for everybody.

Continue reading “Embrace: God’s Radical Shalom for a Divided World @LeroyBarber”

FREE Webinar: How to Create a Leadership Pipeline for Men and Women in your Church

I’m thrilled to partner with my publisher, Zondervan, and Missio Alliance to offer a free webinar this Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 2:00-3:00 pm EST!


While many churches are looking for opportunities to engage women and men in leadership, they often run into a big roadblock: the women and men in their congregations have not received the same opportunities to develop their leadership skills.

In this webinar, you’ll discover practical steps churches can take to remove the roadblocks and empower BOTH women and men to lead.

You will learn:

  • How mentoring as intentional discipleship become a leadership training laboratory for your congregation or leadership team
  • Six commitments of successful mentoring
  • How mentoring relationships can help us with the cultural, racial, ethical, and gender divisions in our nation, and indeed in the body of Christ
  • Steps you and your church can take to raise up leaders and prioritize discipleship

Register today here: http://www.missioalliance.org/mentorwebinar

You will receive a free chapter of “Mentor for Life,” and a leadership training manual and videos to prepare you and your team to lead well.