The Vulnerable Pastor
Often pastors feel like we need to project strength and competency in order to minister effectively. That's why we go to conferences and emulate the latest superstars. But we know we can never live up to those images. Deep down we know our own limitations our weaknesses our faults. We fear that if people knew who we really are we'd be disqualified from ministry.
Not so. Mandy Smith unpacks the biblical paradox that God's strength is revealed through our human weakness. Transparently describing her pastoral journey Smith shows how vulnerability shapes ministry through our spiritual practices and relationships influencing our preaching teaching and even the nuts and bolts of the daily schedule. Understanding our human constraints makes our ministry more sustainable and guards us against disillusionment and burnout.