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Mentorship May Change Your Life & Other Favorite Stories

April 21, 2017






Today is your last chance! :: Join the 4word Mentor Program


If you’ve been contemplating starting a mentorship in 2017, today is your LAST CHANCE to apply to be a mentee or mentor in the upcoming session of the 4word Mentor Program. Partner with a Christian woman and see how mentorship can change your life for the better!





What You Missed :: latest from 4word


Life-Changing Mentorship

Are you looking for an intentional relationship? Mentorship offers the chance to not only set goals and align your professional priorities, but an opportunity to give and receive wisdom about life and faith. One of 4word’s former mentor/mentee matches shares their advice for others starting a mentorship journey.








Click here to listen to this week’s “Mentoring Monday” episode!

This week’s Mentoring Monday radio show featured Ann Lovett-Baird.







Top Three :: stories that work, love, & pray





  • 6 Tech Habits Changing the American Home – Barna Group performed a study based off of parents’ belief that raising today’s children is growing increasingly difficult. Their reasoning behind this belief: technology.


  • When You’ve Been WrongedDeidra Riggs writes on Christianity Today and tackles the sensitive topic of choosing forgiveness over justice. 




Take Notice :: our favorite stories of the week

Why Being A Mentor Might Just Change Your Life: Steve Blakeman ruminates on his own mentor status and shares three reasons why his mentorship experience has been so uplifting.









What Feminism Owes to the Protestant Reformation: Rachel Marie Stone encourages modern-day feminists to recognize and pay homage to their Protestant forerunners.












7 Important Qualities Your Next Mentor Needs to Have: Lolly Daskal lays out qualities you should look for in your career “secret weapon:” your mentor.












4word: Local Group Events

Take a look at these upcoming 4word: Local Group event dates and see which one(s) you can attend. We’d love to see you there!

  • TulsaBook StudyApril 22 @ 9:00AM
  • DallasMeet Up MondayApril 24 @ 5:30PM
  • DallasFrisco Meet Up MondayApril 24 @ 5:30PM
  • HoustonMeet UpApril 25 @ 5:30PM
  • San AntonioConversation about 4wordApril 25 @ 6:00PM
  • AtlantaGathering at Cheryl Bachelder’s homeApril 27 @ 7:00PM
  • DallasMembership LuncheonApril 28 @ 11:30AM
  • Washington, D.C.Simplicity GatheringApril 29 @ 1:00PM
  • AustinWestlake/Central Small GroupMay 4 @ 5:30PM
  • Nashville“Rising Strong” Book StudyMay 9 @ noon
  • SouthlakeBook StudyMay 9 @ noon
  • AustinQuarterly City-Wide GatheringMay 9 @ 6:00PM
  • PortlandMay LuncheonMay 11 @ noon
  • San DiegoGatheringMay 12 @ 11:30AM
  • DallasPreston Center Book StudyMay 12 @ noon
  • AustinLakeway/Lake Travis Small GroupMay 15 @ 6:30PM
  • AustinAustin 360 Small GroupMay 18 @ 11:30AM
  • AustinNorth/Arboretum Small GroupMay 21 @ 6:00PM
  • DallasMeet Up MondayMay 22 @ 5:30PM
  • DallasFrisco Meet Up MondayMay 22 @ 5:30PM
  • TulsaBook StudyMay 27 @ 9:00AM

For details on these events, please visit our 4word Events page.






Make Your Next Career Move

As a 4word: Member Insider, you’re given exclusive access to numerous job openings across the country via the 4word Job Connections Board. We wanted to highlight a few jobs currently available. Just login to your 4word: Member Insider account to apply to one or more of these positions!

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Featured Company: Comdata
Location: Brentwood, TN

Comdata is a leading provider of fleet management and B2B payment solutions. As the largest fuel card provider and second largest commercial issue of MasterCard in North America, Combat offers on of the most comprehensive suites of payment solutions on the market. They are always on the lookout for the brightest talent to join our team and take us to the next level.

Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board
(login today to view more!)



Job #1: Account Development Specialist
Comdata – Brentwood, TN 
Comdata is looking for an Account Development Specialist-Corporate Payments, to become an expert on generating, prospecting, and qualifying leads that drive opportunities for the strategic sales team. This is a very important entry level sales position for a motivated and ambitious person who is interested in developing a sales career in technology and financial services.

Job #2: Payroll Director
USCF Benioff-Children’s Hospital – Oakland, CA 
The Payroll Director reports to the Controller and is responsible for the leadership of the entire payroll function in a complex unionized environment with an estimated gross annual payroll of $200 million.


Job #3: Senior Developer
PennWell – Tulsa, OK 
The Senior Developer will help configure, enhance, and support the MAPSearch software and data platform. The Senior Developer will be responsible for interpreting and understanding software specifications provided by the Software Architect based on functional requirements created by the business. The Senior Developer will code and test to specification using Silverlight, ASP.Net, and other web-based technologies. The developer will improve as needed or help design complex solutions with other team members as necessary.




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