September 19-20 events with Mandy Smith

Posted on August 11, 2017 by Jon Trotter

Being Human in Ministry with Mandy Smith
Engage with pastor Mandy Smith as she comes to Harrisonburg for a series of chapels, forums and lectures on “Being Human in Ministry,” September 19-20, 2017.

Mandy SmithOriginally 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 contributing editor for Leadership Journal and the author of Making a Mess and Meeting God. Her latest book is The Vulnerable Pastor: How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry (IVP). 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. She is also a fine artist and the creator of “The Collect,” a citywide trash-to-art project.

Mandy Smith’s books will be available for purchase at the events.

These events are sponsored by Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia Mennonite Conference, and VMMissions.


Tuesday, September 19
11:00-11:45 am
Seminary Chapel: Being Human in Church Leadership, Martin Chapel (Seminary)

11:45 am-1 pm
Lunch and Conversation, Martin Chapel foyer

7:00-8:30 pm
Community Lecture with Q&A: Engaged in Mission Owning our Humanity, Park View Mennonite Church

Wednesday, September 20
7:30-9:00 am
Pastors Forum: The Vulnerable Pastor: Being Human
Presentation and Q&A for pastors wishing to engage Mandy in the practical applications of her work, Park View Mennonite Church
Click here to register for the Pastor’s Forum (via

10:00-10:30 am
EMU Chapel: Faith on a Human Scale, Lehman Auditorium

11:30 am-1:30 pm
Conversations with Women in Ministry and Leadership Lunch with Mandy Smith
Hosted by Lana Miller-pastors and students are invited, EMU East Dining Room

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