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Could These Experts Help Coach Your Succession?

August 14, 2015














If your church is approaching the succession of its senior leader, we’d love to help coach you through the process. We’re bringing together a level of expertise for a three-day event that no single church could garner alone. Experts include:

  • Dave Travis, CEO of Leadership Network and consultant on many large-church, high-visibility successions.
  • William Vanderbloemen, founder and CEO of an executive search firm that specializes in pastors, co-author of Next: Pastoral Succession that Works.
  • Warren Bird, Ph.D., one of the foremost researchers of large churches in North America and co-author of Next: Pastoral Succession That Works.
  • Lee Powell and Ben Snyder, in-transition pastors of the 9,000-attendance Cedar Creek Church.
  • Tom Mullins, recent outgoing pastor of 18,000-attendance Christ Fellowship and author of Passing the Leadership Baton.
  • A financial planner, an attorney, and more, all of whom have considerable experience with pastoral succession.

This is not a sit-and-soak event. Rather it’s a team experience tailored to your situation. It walks you through defining success, developing a plan, and determining your next steps. Even better, you get to process these decisions while comparing notes and experiences with teams from other large churches. Here’s a sample of teams already confirmed:

Space is limited, so let us know of your interest before we fill. The dates are November 3-5, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ. For more information see To start the process by telling us about your situation, click here.

Not yet certain? Watch Cedar Creek’s Lee Powell say why he’ll be there:

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