Leadership is a buzz word but we all know leading is unavoidable. Many of our current models for leadership highlight their communication skills, their strategic brilliance, or their theological acumen. Is this healthy for the soul of our leadership? What freedom might we find in living into Paul’s promise that in our weakness, God is strong? And are we willing to let our human limitations be seen? Hear Mandy Smith, author of The Vulnerable Pastor (IVP), share her leadership journey of learning to boast in weakness and re-imagine how we can minister as humans rather than superheroes.
What You’ll Learn:
- How our leadership approaches must be inverted.
- How vulnerability is the doorway into leadership freedom.
- How to embrace limits a midst high expectations.
- How knowing your story of trying to ‘be strong’ will guide others.
Join us for free
July 26th @ 12PM EST
Mandy Smith Originally from Australia, Mandy Smith is lead pastor of University Christian Church, a campus and neighborhood congregation with its own fair-trade café in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a regular contributor to Christianity Today and Missio Alliance and the author of The Vulnerable Pastor: How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry. She was also the director of Missio Alliance’s 2017 SheLeads summit and creator of The Collect, a citywide trash-to-art project. Mandy and her husband Jamie, a New Testament professor at Cincinnati Christian University, live with their two kids in a little house where the teapot is always warm.
Lori M. Ruffin is an upbeat strategic thinker. Fueled by a passion to help individuals and organizations fulfill their God-given purpose, she is the Operations Manager for the V3 Movement and the Founder of The COO Team, a virtual operations agency for nonprofits and small businesses. She enjoys helping others cultivate their relationship with God, songwriting and singing. She lives in Richmond, Va., with her husband and daughter.
Dan White Jr co-planted Axiom Church in Syracuse, NY with the compelling commitments of tight-knit community, locally-rooted presence, and life-forming discipleship. Dan is also a strategist with the V3 Movement, coaching cohorts from around the country through a 18-month missional system. Dan has written two books Subterranean (Cascade) and co-authored the award winning The Church as Movement (IVP). He co-founded the Praxis Gathering in Philadelphia, a yearly conference for pastors and practitioners to explore mission, discipleship, and re-imagined leadership. Dan has a Masters in Church Planting from Capitol Seminary. Dan is married to Tonya, dad to Daniel and Ari, and can be found enjoying conversations and a dark roast at Salt City Coffee.