I love a good story that unravels with unexpected twists and turns. Don’t you? Well, pour yourself a cup of tea and join me for a story that will hopefully peak your interest and bless your soul
It starts with our humble beginnings . . .
We launched More to Be in the fall of 2011, with a whole lot of passion but no idea of what God would do with it!
More to Be was birthed in my home and heart through more than a decade spent mentoring teenage girls, both one-on-one on my couch with a cup of tea in hand and in group gatherings we affectionately called Evening Tea & Chat (known as ETC). This model of ETC Mentoring was as organic as you could imagine . . . no set dates, no strict agenda, no formal curriculum. I know . . . it sounds crazy, but it worked.
Girls showed up and lingered long as we discussed every topic that mattered much to them.
But see, I didn’t want these girls going home empty-handed, so I created super short study guides steeped in Scripture and filled with life-application principles.
As these God-appointed ETC gatherings grew, I became increasingly aware that there were girls around the world craving time like this . . . time spent story-telling and laughing, crying and praying, reflecting and dreaming with older mentors.
I also realized I couldn’t reach the next generation alone!
Instead, I needed to find a way to raise up and equip mentors who would be wiling to carry out this precious calling in their homes and churches and school communities. From that vision, God birthed More to Be. In the beginning, everything posted and released was simply from the overflow of what was happening in real life. In a way, the website functioned much like an online community filing cabinet for the resources I created for my own ETC gatherings.
Within a year of launching, however, it became clear that simply having resources to use with tween and teen girls would not be sufficient to meet the need to impact the next generation. I discovered that women were hungry for more, wanting to know how to mentor and grow in their faith personally, and how to use the resources we had available. And so, my vision became our vision — yes, there’s a team behind all that happens at More to Be — and God refined our focus even further.
We exist to inspire women to embrace personal transformation through a fresh encounter with Christ so that they can impact the next generation through biblical mentoring relationships.
The fact is each generation needs to be impacted by the one before. So we’re here to encourage that process and to equip women with the tools, training, and resources needed to do just that . . . live lives of impact.
With a team of more than 30 women serving as advisers, contributors, mentor leaders, online group leaders, and life coaches, More to Be is fully committed to making Biblical truth simple, relevant, and applicable for moms, mentors, and teens.
We certainly think it’s a great story God’s been writing through the pages of More to Be, and we hope you feel the same.
You are welcomed here, just as you are, while journeying with us in becoming braver, bolder, brighter, and more beautiful through a fresh encounter with God for the sake of impacting the next generation.
Founder and Director of More to Be
At the heart of More to Be is a vision to see women (young and old) become more bright, more beautiful, more like Jesus as a personally relevant God enters their lives (2 Corinthians 3:16-18 MSG) through mentoring relationships and resources grounded in biblical truth.
This is what it means to experience life transformed — a life where we answer the call to become more like Him and impact the world around us. With a team of more than 30 women serving as advisers, contributors, mentor leaders, online group leaders, and life coaches, More to Be is fully committed to making Biblical truth simple, relevant, and applicable for moms, mentors, and teens.
More to Be is dedicated to engaging the next generation through equipping moms of tweens and teens with biblically relevant resources and encouraging women to step into significant mentoring roles.
We believe that the best way to serve the next generation is by equipping their moms and encouraging their mentors.
The fact is our girls are too busy to read everything we share. They need the resources and inspired words hand-picked for them and delivered right under the pillows or forward to their in-boxes.
That’s why we believe if we equip moms with practical resources and ongoing encouragement, we can help guide the right words and resources through their hands and into their girl’s hearts.
And while we’ve got a thing for girls, we’re passionate about seeing boys become godly men, so some of our resources will help moms of tween and teen boys, too.
Through providing simple, easily accessible online resources, More to Be is passionate about speaking to the hearts of tween, teen, and twenty-something girls, while also influencing today’s moms to be the vessels of Truth in their daughters’ lives and to see Christian women step out in faith in answering the call to mentor the next generation of young women.
Online mentoring training and study courses encourage women to follow Christ distinctly so that they may mentor biblically. Built on principles captured by Elisa Pulliam in her book, “Impact My Life: Biblical Mentoring Simplified,” (available on Amazon), the courses incorporate life coaching concepts with discipleship principles to equip all women to mentor.
ETC Mentoring, presents a unique mentoring concept providing a format and collection of resources designed to equip women to lead mentoring groups in their homes and community.
Life Coaching and Life Coach Training is available especially for mentors and moms looking to develop leadership and life skills as they discover how to use their God-given gifts and talents in a variety of settings.
The Blog is a daily landing place, full of encouragement, relevant truth, informational articles, and interesting links for today’s teens, twenty-somethings, mentors, and women.
2 Corinthians 3:16-18 MSG
Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.