Mandy Smith

Mandy Smith is lead pastor of University Christian Church, a campus and neighborhood congregation with its own fair-trade café in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the author of The Vulnerable Pastor: How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry.

How Western Christians Can Surrender Power With Grace and Humility

We are invited into the freedom that’s possible as power wanes—freedom not to be influential or important, freedom from defending things that were never ours to defend.

Mandy Smith: My Top 4 Books on Spiritual Formation

Here are some thoughtful resources on spiritual formation that could help strengthen and encourage you during these hard times.

Why Testimony Is the Spark of Revival

"We’re so concerned about taming our tongues that we’ve forgotten that sometimes our call is to loosen them."

Speaking to the Pain of Women in the Church

The healing we receive allows us to speak healing to the church.

Overcome Discouragement, Embrace Adventure

We grow homesick on mission in a post-Christian world, but there is encouragement for those who embrace the adventure.