Matt Chandler, the senior teaching pastor at The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, hopes to return to the pulpit after allegations have been made against him in August. Chandler has been asked to step away from the pulpit after he has been alleged to send inappropriate messages to a woman who is not his wife.
Chandler writes, "I am eager to return to @tvcfm soon and am grateful for a family of faith that have loved me and @laurenchandler so deeply in this season. What a picture of gospel formed community you are. Eager to see what the Lord has for us in the next 15-20 years!"
Over this season, Chandler has been reflective of his own life. He continues, "`Jesus I don't want to do this without you.' That sentence has been my mantra these past few months. It has rolled through my mind and heart on repeat. Whether it has been going on a walk, heading out to our river cabin or even walking into Jiu Jitsu I have been more aware than ever of that earnest and angsty prayer of David's in Psalm 27:4. He has been my sustaining grace and the strength of this season."
The Village Church elders confirmed in a recent statement to The Roys Report that they're "encouraged" by Chandler's posture since his leave of absence and are planning for his return to preaching.
"[T]he elders are working with Matt to discuss a plan for his return to preaching, and they are encouraged by his posture. As of today, we have no further comment on those details," a spokesperson detailed.