Mentoring Uniquely Defined

Writing Mentor for Life: Finding Purpose through Intentional Discipleship has given me the opportunity to address mentoring from a perspective of intentional discipleship. This is the definition I’ve offered:


Mentor for Life Definition_Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

In short, I’m addressing mentoring for God’s kingdom purposes as intentional discipleship. This is unique because:

  1. The mentoring stories and experiences shared are relational and mostly communal, rather than one-on-one mentoring relationships.
  1. Approaching mentoring is this way challenges us to engage the biblical texts and look to the teaching and practices of Jesus.
  1. I have the wonderful opportunity to share personal stories and lessons learned throughout my fifteen years of leadership and mentoring experiences.

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VBLOG: My Journey Through Seminary

Hi Folks,

I was so thankful for the opportunity to share my testimony as one of the student speakers during the May 17, 2014 Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Commencement in Charlotte, NC. Gordon-Conwell has now made this video available to the public.

The first student speaker is Andrew R. Anderson (M.Div). He is moving to become an associate pastor at a church. Please pray for him.

My testimony begins at 8:22 in the video:

#RacialRec: Raising the Voices of African American Professors

Today, I raise the voice of African American professors. Dr. Derek Hicks is the Assistant Professor of Religion and Culture at Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity. His recently released his first book, Reclaiming Spirit in the Black Faith Tradition through Palgrave Macmillan. Dr. Jim Logan is the Professor and Department Head, Urban Christian Studies, New Life Theological Seminary, Charlotte and an Advisory Board Member and Adjunct Professor of Urban Ministry at GCTS-Charlotte. He is also a trustee of Princeton Theological Seminary. Through their personal experiences, these gentlemen shine light on the current state of our seminaries and how institutions of higher learning can foster racial reconciliation.

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