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
Contact Ruth at Ruth@RockyCreek.church
Resources Ruth Mentioned:
The Five Questions:
- 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?