Summer Bible Study

Recently, I completed a Part 5 Bible study series with the kind folks at the Discover the Word broadcast. We went through the gospels to discuss God’s purpose and plan for intentional discipleship. These recordings are now available and would be a great option for a personal devotional this summer, or to engage a  small Bible study group.

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Below you will find the series breakdown and highlights:

Part 1 How do we live out Jesus’s Great Commission?

 

Mentoring as intentional discipleship is for God’s kingdom purposes. Why is discipleship and the use of the mentoring language important?

Scripture: Matthew 28:18-20

 

Part 2 Is there a difference between Christ-followers and the lost?

Evangelism without discipleship is incomplete; they are two sides of the same coin. Is our current way of thinking about evangelism and discipleship in the right order?

Scripture: John 1:35-51

 

Part 3 Discipleship: A Matter of both Knowing and Doing

Discipleship requires that we look outside of our own needs to see the spiritual and physical needs of others.

Scripture: John 6:1-14

 

Part 4 Our Walk of Faith Requires Training

Love God and love people is the basic principle of discipleship. We can learn how to love well, and we can teach others how to love us well. There is a cost involved.

Scripture: Luke 10:25-28

 

Part 5 Mentor for Life (16:00 min)

The 5th Law of the Navy – “On the strength of one link in the cable, dependth the might of the chain, who knows when thou mayest be tested? So live that thou bearest the strain!”

The training of making disciples prepares us for the mission, and the training also prepares us for the test.

Scripture: John 4:31-38

Conclusion: Intentional discipleship or mentorship is an invitation to LINK Up with God in the kingdom work he is already doing in the world.

At else are you reading or studying this summer?

Blessings, Natasha

A Summer Reading List for Leaders

A Summer Reading List for Leaders

Hello folks,

I am already into my summer reading. Mostly, I’m reading and doing research for my next book. The manuscript is due to the publisher in the fall.

In the meantime, I’ve been doing a lot of reflection and introspection about what it means and what it looks like for me to lead as an African American Christian woman. God is affirming my commitment and confidence in his call to leadership, and he is also inviting me to speak into leadership conversations, as I continue to celebrate other women that are doing this work–women that we all need to know.

In light of a recent Christianity Today conversation, I have shared a syllabus of women authors that will benefit the whole church, both men and women.

You can find my contributions to the conversations and my book recommendations at Missio Alliance.

What are you reading this summer.

Blessings, Natasha

Why you should check out Faithfully Magazine

By now, many of you have read my recent Missio Alliance article, Being Black, a Woman, and an Evangelical. At the end of that article, I briefly highlight several black women—whether they identify as evangelical or not—that have navigated the Christian and evangelical spaces, and what we can all learn from them.

 

One of the women featured in that piece was Nicola A. Menzie. Nicola is the visionary, founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Faithfully magazine. While Faithfully has maintained a presence through its official website and podcast, the printed magazine is a new adventure. Since I’ve read the first issue, I wanted to tell everyone why they should check this out.

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