The Unthinkable

2012 The Nines Conference


In this 6-minute session, pastor Brian Tome talks about a tragic time in his church. He uses that experience to offer advice to pastors on how to handle PR nightmares. Brian is the Senior Pastor of Crossroads in Cincinnati, Ohio.



Which of Brian’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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Hopefully, the unthinkable never happens in your church. Be prepared, though, in case it does. Have people in place to handle the press, develop good relationships with the media in your town, and be honest. 



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