When a Leader Falls

2012 The Nines Conference


In this 5-minute session, pastor Rich Nathan shares a story of when he had to deal with the moral failure of a member of senior staff at his church. He talks about four practices he put into place to walk through scandal with grace. Rich is the Senior Pastor of Vineyard Columbus in Westerville, Ohio.



Which of Rich’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? Were you convicted of sin?)
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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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If a pastor or church leader falls into deep, serious sin, you cannot simply stand by and watch. Take Rich’s words to heart. Walk forward in honesty, seek help, and work toward healing and restoration. 



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