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Category Archives: Succession

Could These Experts Help Coach Your Succession?

By: in: Succession on: August 14, 2015

                        If your church is approaching the succession of its senior leader, we’d…

Succession Readiness: Surveying the Landscape of Large Church Pastors

By: in: Succession, Uncategorized on: August 4, 2015

A recent survey co-sponsored by Leadership Network asked large churches (weekly attendance of 1,000 and higher): “How would you rate efforts at planning for the senior pastor’s eventual succession…

Is Your Church Ready if Your Senior Pastor Should Depart?

By: in: Succession, Uncategorized on: May 14, 2015

By Warren Bird               Last month I met with a former senior pastor. Exactly 30 years ago he…

Five Key Principles to Achieve Successful Transitional Leadership

By: in: Books, Succession, Uncategorized on: May 5, 2015

by Tom Mullins As I wrote in my book Passing the Leadership Baton, transition will be one of the greatest tests of your leadership, but…

4 Myths of Church Succession Planning

By: in: Succession on: May 1, 2015

Warren Bird, Leadership Network's Director of Research and co-author of the book Next: Pastoral Succession that Works, outlines 4 common myths of church pastoral…

Passing the Leadership Baton: A Winning Transition Plan for Your Ministry

By: in: Books, Succession on: February 16, 2015

We are thrilled that Passing the Leadership Baton is now available! This highly anticipated book by Tom Mullins offers compassionate practical advice for orchestrating a…

How Ready Are You for Succession? A Three-Question Self-Assessment

By: in: Succession on: January 26, 2015

By Dave Travis and Warren Bird Ultimately, every pastor is an interim pastor. No matter how long or short you’re there, someone will follow…

Pastoral Succession Book Quickly Sells Out First Printing

By: in: Succession, Uncategorized on: December 15, 2014

Next: Pastoral Succession that Works far exceeded the publisher's expectation, selling out its first printing within a matter of weeks. The publisher quickly commissioned a…

What’s “Next” in Pastoral Succession?

This playlist highlights nine short videos, all designed to introduce Next: Pastoral Succession that Works, a just-released book by William Vanderbloemen and Warren Bird. The book,…