Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. After serving in the Marine Corp, Natasha served in the Department of Homeland Security. Even as her professional career took off, Natasha exercised her passion to study the Bible and mentor others through Bible studies and leading small groups. In 2014, Natasha graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Afterward, her focus shifted to writing and launching a nonprofit organization called Leadership LINKS, Inc., dedicated to raising up the next generation of leaders through mentorship.
Key Questions for Natasha:
– What regular practices you engage in to help you recognize God’s presence in your life?
– What did you learn during your time in the military that informed your view of discipleship?
– How does leadership, discipleship, and mentoring come together?[SUBSCRIBE] For more ChurchLeaders podcasts click here!
Key Quotes from Natasha:
“[When people ask] whether leaders are born or made, I say both.”
“I try to read people who have a different bend than I do.”
“What I’ve found in good, Bible-teaching churches, is that people are not often talking about discipleship. And if they are talking about discipleship, they really don’t know how to make disciples.”
“We were created to work from the very beginning. That was not a consequence of the fall, so us working is a part of our humanity.”
“I think the church, in the future, is going to have to get better at partnering.”
“So often we’re afraid about what will happen if we get in the world or connect with the world or partner with the world, but that’s part of our job [as Christians].”
“You need a mission for your church that is unique from what all the other churches in the community are doing. Otherwise, all y’all ought to be churching together.”
“I just think we don’t know what to do with women leaders…and I’m not just talking about pastoring, I’m talking about women who have a gift of leadership.”
“Moses was rescued so many times in his own life by a woman.”
“My heart is I want the whole church on mission for God, taking the whole Gospel into the world because that is what God requires of us.”
“We need to see more men and women working together, across generations, to advance the Kingdom of God.”
“Be intentional in how [you are] listening and hearing the story of people of color from people of color. A diversity of people of color–not just the people of color we are familiar with.”