A Sojourner’s Truth Podcast: Mentoring Women Across Generations

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

Check out SheGrows, A Conference for Mentoring Women Across Generations

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

Recommended Reading:

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

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

 

 

On Giving and Getting in 2016

2016 has been a roller coaster of a year. As I sit here preparing my last presentations and talks for 2016, I am also tying up loose ends from various projects. I always find myself reflecting at this time of year. I am in awe for all the good that has transpired this year, and am overwhelmed with sadness and disappointment from other events that have taken place in our country and in our world. I wanted to take this time to give you a quick update, let you know what is coming, and to thank you for joining me on A Sista’s Journey.

This will most likely be my last post of 2016. If WordPress sends me one of those “End of Year” wrap-ups, I’ll share any interesting information by amending this post.

Continue reading “On Giving and Getting in 2016”