Honest Suffering

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 5-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Tyler Jones calls church leaders to suffer honestly with congregants, not apart from them. Tyler Jones is Lead Pastor of Preaching and Vision at Vintage Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.  


Which of Tyler’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Tyler said many pastors can become numb to their own suffering when trying to maintain a strong image. He challenge us to suffer with congregants, boast in our weakness, and show them that we are in daily need of Jesus.  


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