Mother of four, stepmother of two and grandmother of eight, Linda lives in Little Rock with her husband Dave. Having served as Missional Engagement Pastor for seven years at Fellowship Bible Church, Linda now devotes full time to her God-given purpose–empowering others to find, love and live their purpose based on their unique design.
“Nothing thrills my heart more than to see the people of God come alive as they do the work He’s called them to do. It’s the path to an ever-deepening relationship with Jesus and to the abundant life He came to give,” she says.
As a retreat and conference speaker and a certified life coach, Linda delights in spreading the message of Embracing Purpose to audiences everywhere.
Embracing Purpose is the fruit borne of a long journey that Linda took with God. What started as restlessness and confusion soon became a quest for answers and then, having found them, a deep desire to help other women find theirs. After wrestling with God and learning more about herself than she ever thought she could, God put it in her heart to create a study that would serve as a guide for other women embarking on the same journey. Today, Embracing Purpose has found its way into churches and small groups all across the country. The Spanish version of an early edition of the material (Woman on a Mission) titled Mujer con una Mision is being widely used in Honduras and El Salvador, and soon, in Guatemala. Its reach is ever-increasing as women everywhere start to live the abundant life they long to experience by using their gifts to bless others.
To get a more personal glimpse of Linda Slaton and see how she answered the Embracing Purpose exercise in Lesson 8 (page 158, #2) read on.
Who am I? I am Linda, child of the living God, beloved and made righteous through Christ’s death on the cross. Gifted by God to speak, write, coach and encourage, I am a life-giver and an Image-bearer. My heart’s desire is to bring glory to God and to reflect His image to a watching world by inspiring and equipping people to become difference makers by God’s design.
I long to become the best version of myself and can only do that by the Spirit’s power working in me. I want to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ and to see my children and grandchildren do the same. Most importantly, I want them to know the deep joy that I have in Jesus.
I love the beauty and grace of horses, fall leaves, waterfalls and works of art by God-gifted people. I love to learn by reading great books, listening to masterful speakers and to music, and talking to stimulating people. I love people, especially those with a keen sense of humor.
I relish spending time in God’s presence and accomplishing the work He’s given me to do.