Impacting the Next Generation with Ruth McWhite

I’m so excited to introduce you to this week’s guest, Ruth McWhite. You’ll just love Ruth, as do many people in our community. She was recently honored by the South Carolina Baptist Convention last month during Women’s History Month, as a woman who is making a difference, and I couldn’t agree more. She has blessed so many in her life through her teaching, speaking and mentoring to women. She recently retired from North Greenville University as the Director of Womens Ministry and now serves as a Biblical counselor at Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, S.C.

I asked Ruth to come on the podcast to share about her passion, mentoring younger women, and to share about those who mentored her and made a real difference in her life. She also tells how you can make a difference in the lives of others, too. It’s not hard, and it shouldn’t be scary, and Ruth shares practical ways we can pour into the lives of others. Once you hear our conversation, you’ll feel like Ruth is your best friend. And if you don’t already know her, you’ll want to. Enjoy our conversation!

Quotes, Resources and Scriptures

“She treated us like we had some sense. And she was interested in us.” – Ruth telling about one of her mentors when she was a teenager, Marlea Rimm

“Ann had 25 years of life that she could pour into me… She would help me figure out what was a big deal and what wasn’t a bog deal.”

“[Mentoring] is an easy way to invest in the life of another.”

“We need to ask them their story.”

“If you have life experience to pour into somebody, you can be a mentor.”

“It is life experience. It’s not because you’re the greatest spiritual giant in the world, or the smartest, or the anything. It’s because you’ve lived a little life.” – Ruth’s definition of mentoring

“If you are one step farther along the path, you’ve got something to offer.”

“We need people to pour into us and then from that we pour into others.”

“Jesus welcomed them, He taught them about the kingdom of God and He healed those who needed healing.” – Three things Ruth taught about in her class

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. – 2 Timothy 2:2

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Resources Ruth Mentioned:

The Five Questions:

  1. What is God doing in your life?

2. What are you reading in scripture?

3. What is God teaching you?

4. Are you struggling with anything?

5. How can I pray for you?


L’Abri by Edith Schaeffer

The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer

First We Have Coffee by Margaret Jensen

Giddy Up Eunice: Because Women Need Each Other by Sophie Hudson

Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a Generation by Jen Schmidt

The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Butterfield

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin

I Saw the Lord by Ann Graham Lotz

Kitchen Table Counseling by Muriel Cook

Healing for Damaged Emotions by David Seamands

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