Mandy Smith, lead pastor of University Christian Church in Cincinnati OH first came on our radar on an episode of the Theology On Mission podcast. Then we discovered her book titled, The Vulnerable Pastor - How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry.
When we realized Mandy was the lead pastor of her 200church, Jonny said, "We have to get Mandy on the podcast!" I asked him to "make it happen", and he did!
What a great conversation we had with her about what it means to be vulnerable as a lead or senior pastor. Of course, this applies to anyone, but our talk was in the context of pastoral ministry, especially with a team of people. Small churches are all about a team - sometimes the whole church is a team!
We hope you are encouraged to offer your weaknesses and limitations to the God who made you with them! When we are vulnerable, God shows his strength to be more than sufficient to the task.
As with every episode, this one was created with deep commitment and love for you as a pastor of a small (hear normal) church, a "200church". We hope that it encourages and equips you for the hard and holy work of ministry!
With a little humor thrown in for good measure, of course! :-)
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