Resources on Mandy Smith

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How to be a Vulnerable Pastor Article by Mandy Smith http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/mandy-smith-on-the-vulnerable-pastor Article by Mandy Smith Topics: Healing , Humility , Preaching , Pastor Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship In conversation with Joan Huyser-Honig, Mandy Smith explains that honestly accepting vulnerabilities and human limitations makes room for God’s strength to be revealed in people and congregations. When the Church Seems Powerless—What If It’s Our Doing? Article by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/the-church-today-seems-powerless-what-if-its-our-doing/ Article by Mandy Smith Topics: Kingdom of God , Control , Power , The Power of God Source: Missio Alliance How do our first world habits of control get in the way of the powerful things God wants to do in us? Reflecting on Matthew 11, Mandy Smith argues that powerlessness lets us experience God’s power. 6 Quotes from Men on Why the Church Needs Women Article by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/6-quotes-men-church-needs-women/ Article by Mandy Smith Topics: Leadership , Ministry , Church , Women Source: Missio Alliance This article by Mandy Smith speaks on how it would be beneficial for women to partner with men in church leadership. Smith then uses six quotes from men leaders on why this is the case. The Human Leader: Leading from Weakness Audio/Video by Mandy Smith http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/the-human-leader-leading-from-weakness Audio/Video by Mandy Smith Topics: Weakness , Leadership , Ministry , Pastoral leadership Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship In this audio resource, Mandy Smith, author of The Vulnerable Pastor, explores themes related to vulnerability and weakness in leadership and ministry. What If the Pain Women Experience in the Church Better Equips Them to Lead? Article by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/what-if-the-pain-women-experience-in-the-church-better-equips-them-to-lead/ Article by Mandy Smith Topics: Healing , Leadership , Church , Women Source: Missio Alliance In this article, Mandy Smith writes that women who have wounds from the church can be better leaders because the healing they receive allows them to speak healing to the Church. Identity Politics and the False Self Article by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/identity-politics-and-the-false-self/ Article by Mandy Smith Topics: Healing , Politics , Gender , Identity Source: Missio Alliance As Christians, are we talking about identity politics in a way that engages our false selves? Mandy Smith argues that finding ourselves in Christ’s True Self helps release us from our fragility, victimhood, and triggers. Boasting in Weakness Audio/Video by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/theology-on-mission-18-boasting-in-weakness-the-source-of-our-ministries/ Audio/Video by Mandy Smith Topics: Ministry , Weakness , Humility Source: Missio Alliance In this podcast, Mandy Smith discusses how vulnerability and limitation are the true source of ministry effectiveness. Let us all learn to embrace our own humanity. Celebrating the Sending and the Staying Article by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/not-going-away-party-celebrating-sending-staying/ Article by Mandy Smith Topics: Longing , Community Source: Missio Alliance Ministry contexts where people come and go can be exhausting. Mandy Smith wrestles with questions of place and points out that even as we’re figuring out together what community can be, we’re already in it. How to Celebrate the Church’s Birthday through Art Article by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/birthday-through-art/ Article by Mandy Smith Topics: Pentecost , Beauty , Prayer , Church Source: Missio Alliance Mandy Smith provides instructions for the spiritual practice of art to reflect on the brokenness of the church and pray for healing, particularly aimed at Pentecost - the church's "birthday." Heaven Forbid a Vulnerable God Devotional by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/heaven-forbid-vulnerable-god/ Devotional by Mandy Smith Topics: Good Friday , Reconciliation , Incarnation , Fall Source: Missio Alliance Mandy Smith reflects on God's willingness to risk taking the initiative in reconciling humanity, even though God was the one rejected by people. When Christians are Culturally Post-Christian Devotional by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/christians-culturally-post-christian/ Devotional by Mandy Smith Topics: Culture , Leadership , Cynicism , Scripture Source: Missio Alliance Mandy Smith encourages Christians who are trusting God to speak out with authority, not in their own power but in the power of the Spirit. G.I. Joe is the New Barbie Article by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/g-i-joe-is-the-new-barbie/ Article by Mandy Smith Topics: Culture , Healing , Gender , Women Source: Missio Alliance Mandy Smith uses cultural norms expressed in popular dolls to argue for church leaders showing their humanness and vulnerability, so that both men and women can be free to be whole persons. Women in Ministry and Leadership Audio/Video by Elizabeth Conde-Frazier http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/women-in-ministry-and-leadership Audio/Video by Elizabeth Conde-Frazier Topics: Leadership , Worship , Ministry Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship At the 2020 Calvin Symposium on Worship, several panel speakers addressed the challenges women face in leadership roles in worship and ministry from across the globe. The Surprising Solution When Gender Dynamics Seem to Be Destroying the Church Article by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/the-surprising-solution-when-gender-dynamics-seem-to-be-destroying-the-church/ Article by Mandy Smith Topics: Church , Gender , Imagination , Story Source: Missio Alliance Mandy Smith argues that a solution to turn to amidst problematic gender dynamics is to foster our imaginations through story-telling. She specifically points to the tradition of testimony and the way it teaches us new postures. The Posture of Childlikeness: An Interactive Advent Art Reflection Practical How-To by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/spreadsheet-birth-interactive-advent-art-reflection/ Practical How-To by Mandy Smith Topics: Birth , Advent , Prayer , Art Source: Missio Alliance Mandy Smith offers a tactile way to meditate on our participation with God's work in the world: art! I Don’t Have Time to Talk About “Women’s Issues” Article by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/i-dont-have-time-to-talk-about-womens-issues/ Article by Mandy Smith Topics: Leadership , Church , Salvation , Missions Source: Missio Alliance The issue of women in ministry is a salvation issue, writes Mandy Smith, because it concerns who answers the call to God's mission, and because women can reveal God more fully to both men and women. In Times of Upheaval Women Shape New Landscapes Article by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/times-upheaval-women-shape-new-landscapes/ Article by Mandy Smith Topics: Culture , Family , Leadership , Gender Source: Missio Alliance Although we often think of leadership in terms of institutions, signed agreements, and objective facts; Mandy Smith challenges us to consider the value of leading through small things that we may struggle to quantify. The Leadership Theology We Live Article by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/leadership-theology-live/ Article by Mandy Smith Topics: Leadership , Scripture , Theology Source: Missio Alliance What does it take to make an effective leader? Mandy Smith uses illustrations from scripture to challenge common leadership concepts and enlighten of view of God's ability to work through people who are imperfect. Why Theology Must Take on Flesh and Bone and Breathe into Everyday Life Article by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/why-theology-must-take-on-flesh-and-bone-and-breathe-into-everyday-life/ Article by Mandy Smith Topics: Faith , Truth , Christian , Pastor Source: Missio Alliance In this article, Mandy Smith calls attention to the discrepancy between lived and spoken theology, placing priority on action to bring unity between both. What I Long to Say to My Brothers: “I Release You” Article by Mandy Smith https://www.missioalliance.org/what-i-long-to-say-to-my-brothers-i-release-you/ Article by Mandy Smith Topics: Church , Gender , Women , Relationship Source: Missio Alliance This article by Mandy Smith is an encouragement to men to release their anxiety of feeling like they need to be everything, but instead partner with your sisters in life to alleviate burdens and responsibilities.

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