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The annual CRCNA Chaplains Training took place virtually this year from September 24 to 26, 2020. The theme of the training was “Come to Me: Sufficient Grace, Perfect Power, and Humanity.” 

The video below is a recording of the session led by Reverend Mandy Smith. Learn more about Mandy and the topic of her session below.

Session Information: It seems cruel that God would call imperfect humans to represent Him. Hear and see Reverend Mandy Smith’s story of learning to boast in weakness and join the conversation as we reimagine how we can minister as, and to, humans. What freedom might we find in Paul’s promise that in our weakness, God is strong? And are we willing to test that promise by daring to let our human limitations be seen?

Speaker Information: Reverend Mandy Smith (originally from Australia) is lead pastor of University Christian Church, a campus and neighborhood congregation with its own fair-trade café in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a regular contributor to Christianity Today and Missio Alliance and the author of The Vulnerable Pastor: How Human Limitations Empower Our Ministry (IVP). Her next book, Unfettered: Imagining a Childlike Faith Beyond the Baggage of Western Culture (Brazos), will be released in 2021. Mandy and her husband, a New Testament professor, live with their family in a little house where the teapot is always warm.

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