Preparing Your Church for Suffering (Session VIII)
Matt Chandler shares about how God has sustained him through suffering. He shares the importance of a pastor preparing his congregation for suffering. Furthermore, CJ Mahaney echoes Chandler. He says that a pastor needs to prepare their congregation with the gospel before suffering, so that when one does suffer they trust and are assured in Christ.
Matt Chandler serves as lead pastor for teaching at The Village Church in Dallas, Texas. He assumed this role in August 2002 after several years of serving on a local church staff and as an itinerant preacher. Matt is involved in church planting around Dallas and across the world through The Village Church and other partnerships such as Acts 29, at which he serves as president. He is the author of The Mingling of Souls, The Explicit Gospel, and Creature of the Word. He and his wife, Lauren, live with their three children in Highland Village, Texas.