Mentoring and Mobilizing with Jennie Allen


Our theme for Season 2 of “A Sojourner’s Truth” podcast is mentoring. You can SUBSCRIBE on iTunesSpotify, and SoundCloud.

In this episode, Natasha talks with the author and Visionary and CEO of IF:Gathering, Jennie Allen about mentoring and mobilizing. Jennie is mentoring and mobilizing generations of women across the world through her annual conference and community, writing and advocacy work, her writing and speaking, and by being an intentional parent.

Connect with Jenni through her website at:
https://www.jennieallen.com/

Jennie Allen is an Arkansas native but Texan forever, Bible teacher, author, and the founder and visionary of IF:Gathering. A passionate leader following God’s call on her life to catalyze this generation to live what they believe, Jennie is the author of Nothing to Prove, Restless, Anything, and her most recent devotional, Made for This. Her Bible studies include Stuck, Chase, Restless, and Proven. Jennie has a master’s in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and teammate, Zac, and their four children, Conner, Kate, Caroline, and Cooper.

IF:Gathering offers a wealth of resources, opportunities, and communities for women to mentor and mobilize in their homes, churches, and local communities.

REFERENCED AND RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

Jennie’s latest release, Made for This: 40 Days to Living Your Purpose

For mentoring and creating intentional relationships across cultures, check-out. Be the Bridge and the work of its founder, Latasha Morrison.

Mentor for Life: Finding Purpose through Intentional Discipleship

Book Review: Discipled by Jesus

Why I picked up this book:

 

Discipled by Jesus book cover

Since I write book reviews, I normally receive new releases from publishing houses. I don’t get to read all of them, but I normally prioritize the ones that are directly linked to my ministry focus areas, or I select the resources that provide a fresh perspective. In this day, I also find it particularly important to intentionally read Christian books that are written by leaders are who people of color.

 

I care about discipleship, and this NavPress book was written by a person of color, who is well read, trained, and experienced in pastoral ministry. That is how this resource worked its way to the top of my reading pile.

Continue reading “Book Review: Discipled by Jesus”

You’re Invited: Let’s Talk Mentoring!

Greeting folks,

Over the past year and a half, I have had the wonderful opportunity to share the message of mentoring as intentional discipleship with the world (literally).

Now, I’m bringing the discussion back home.

For the first time next month, I’ll be hosting a 6-week online book discussion of “Mentor for Life: Finding Purpose through Intentional Discipleship.” This opportunity begins on Tuesday, February 20th (time: 9:00-10:00 am est). It is free and available to the public.

You can participate in this discussion via video or phone conference (your choice). Log-in details will be provided upon registration.

M4L Tuesday AM Discussion

Those local to the Triad, North Carolina area can participate in a more in-depth discussion on Monday nights beginning February 19, 2018 (Time: 7:00-8:30 pm est). Again, this opportunity is free and available to the public.

M4L Monday PM Discussion

Pre-registration is required. Use this link to register and find out more details: https://goo.gl/kBrHNo 

What people have said about “Mentor for Life”:

“Bold and wise, Mentor for Life is an intentional discipleship guide for the women who officially or unofficially lead others. With refreshing boldness, this book trains and equips leaders for a great purpose.”

Sarah Bessey, author of “Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith” and “Jesus Feminist”

“Spiritual growth is something we do by ourselves and is between us and God.” That’s a very American thought, but actually it has nothing to do with biblical Christianity. Natasha Sistrunk Robinson explains clearly, not only why Christians need to mentor and be mentored, but how to best go about it. The information in “Mentor for Life” will revolutionize your spiritual life.”

Shane Blackshear, Host of Podcast: Seminary Dropout, ShaneBlackshear.com

“With clear focus on Jesus’ priorities, Natasha leads us to love God, to love others and to make disciples.   She demonstrates that this kind of growth and maturity in the child of God happens best in a mentoring relationship.  Foundational reasoning and practical teaching and examples make this a fabulous tool for any church or ministry desiring to build multiplying disciples.”

Judy Douglass, Global Leadership and Director, Women’s Resources, Cru

“Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is a truth-teller and the truth is, we need truth-tellers. In her book, Mentor for Life: Finding Purpose through Intentional Discipleship, you will encounter a fundamental truth: We all need mentors as we make our way through this messy complicated world.  Read this book and be encouraged.”

Dr. Frank A. James III, President, Biblical Theological Seminary

In her book, Mentor for Life: Finding Purpose Through Intentional Discipleship, Natasha Robinson carefully sets forth a very powerful and practical way that this is done. While it is written with women primarily in mind, it is a welcome gift for the whole Body of Christ.”

Bishop (Dr.) Claude Alexander, Jr., Senior Pastor of The Park Church in Charlotte, NC

Check out these other raving reviews on Amazon!

Now you can join in the conversation. Invite your book club, small group, Bible study, and friend to join in the fun. I look forward to connecting with you soon.

Blessings, Natasha