Newspapers rarely run articles titled, “Pastoral succession was so seamless and smooth that church momentum didn’t skip a beat.” They should. Those successions do happen. It’s largely the bad news that makes headlines. The reality is no matter how long you’re at your church, at some point you need to prepare to pass the baton – and there’s help for doing it well.
This infographic tells you a little of what we’ve learned so far:
For more practical help, check out the book Next: Pastoral Succession that Works by William Vanderbloemen and Warren Bird.