Entries by Mandy Smith

Casting Our Cares on the Next Generation

Leading a university church puts me in an unusual situation, since few of my folks grew up in this congregation and few will stay. As I meet with young adults, many of them college students, one-on-one and hear their stories, it’s surprising how often their spiritual struggles stem from painful experiences at previous churches. I […]

Why Collaborate?

There are many challenges we face as leaders, such as: Burnout and loneliness Similar burnout and loneliness among others who lead with us Lack of new leaders Lack of vision or creativity and resulting struggles with casting a vision Lack of buy-in for our vision I believe that one simple thing can provide solutions to […]