Mentor For Life

Though churches are filled with good ministry programming—activities, outreach events, and an endless selection of options—many churches neglect their fundamental mission: to make disciples and equip them for service. All humans are asking the same fundamental question: “What is my life’s purpose?” Through the pursuit of Christ and with a focus on his kingdom work, we find the answer to that question. Mentoring for God’s kingdom helps us find our purpose and prepares us to lead well.

In Mentor for Life, Natasha Sistrunk Robinson lays a solid foundation for mentoring as intentional discipleship, within the context of a small community. It is based on God’s kingdom vision, and challenge followers of Christ to consider the cost of discipleship.

Leaders in the American church is facing various challenges regarding the changing demographics and cultural climate in the world, and the discipleship crisis within the church. We must rise to meet these challenges, and develop creative ways of equipping all believers to mentor well. Mentor for Life shows how to develop mentoring relationships that function communally in existing small groups that are diverse and inclusive. It also presents a mentoring framework of knowing and loving God, understanding our identity in Christ, and loving our neighbor, which encourages theological reflection and cultivates a basic Christian worldview.

Filled with examples from Robinson’s experience in the military and business world, this resource gives readers the wisdom and practical insight they need to disciple others. It proves an invaluable resource for pastors, small group leaders, seminary professors, and those who desire to take the initiate, make the commitment, and mentor others well.


Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is an international speaker, mentoring coach, and author of Mentor for Life: Finding Purpose through Intentional Discipleship and the Hope for Us: Knowing God through the Nicene Creed Bible study. She is the Visionary Founder of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Leadership LINKS, Inc.

Natasha often refers to herself as a black girl from the small town of Orangeburg, South Carolina. The community rich in black history, culture, and tradition was a critical part of her formative years before leaving home to attend the United States Naval Academy. Upon her 2002 graduation, she was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps where she served six years as a Financial Management Officer and earned the rank of Captain. While in the military, she began her work of racial reconciliation by leading a team in diversity outreach efforts within the Naval Academy’s Office of Admissions. After her military service, she worked at the Department of Homeland Security, before attending Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Charlotte where she completed independent studies on racial reconciliation and biblical justice before graduating cum laude with a M.A. in Leadership.

Today, Natasha works in full-time ministry as a nonprofit leader, anti-human trafficking advocate, leadership and mentoring coach, freelance writer, and international speaker. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, dancing, watching movies, eating great food, and spending time with family and friends. She resides in North Carolina with her husband and daughter.