Mentoring 101: Freedom

Mentoring 101: Freedom

I recently led a women’s retreat about mentoring and intentionally making disciples in the church. It was such a wonderful experience! Much like reading or studying the Word, I find teaching a refining discipline. The more you do it, the more you become aware of its redemptive work in you, how much more the Holy Spirit desires to teach, and how much work you have to do.

The women I had the pleasure of engaging left the retreat engaged and excited to Mentor for Life! Since so many of them purchased both the Mentor for Life book, and the accompanying Leader’s Training Manual, I wanted to make the training videos readily accessible on my blog.

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Book Review: A Woman’s Place

Why I picked up this book:

I’ve written for Christianity Today since 2010, specifically focusing on leadership, reconciliation, culture and the church, and challenges facing women. Therefore, I eagerly awaited the release of the former managing editor of CT magazine, Katelyn Beaty’s leadership book for women.

Who Should Read A Woman’s Place:

This book is clearly for the CT audience. I would recommend it for single Christian women, and Christian women who work.

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Mentoring Through Uncharted Territory

My family and I have taken several road trips over the past couple months. Normally my husband drives so I can read. Whenever I’m packing, I always remind myself and him that I want to reach our final destination before dark. There is a certain uneasiness that comes when we don’t know where we are going, and that uneasiness can quickly increase to anxiety when we are traveling in the dark. There is something quite frightful about not knowing where you are going, or worst, thinking you are on the right track and going in the right direction, when in fact, you are lost and traveling in the dark.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the ways we travel through life—whether we seek out the light or choose to continue in darkness. This summer, our congregation is reading James Bryan Smith’s book entitled, The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ. Before I cracked open the pages, I admired the clean presentation of the cover. Then I flipped over to the back of the book where a highlighted quote from the author reads, “I have never met a person whose goal was to ruin his or her life. We all want to be happy, and we want it all of the time.” I nodded my head in agreement, and yet in small and subtle ways we do make choices that can ruin our lives with no consideration of the consequences.

Mentoring Through Uncharted Territory

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