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Pastoral Succession Book Quickly Sells Out First Printing

December 15, 2014

BOOK-Next-Vanderbloemen-Bird-3DNext: 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 much larger reprint which has arrived at AmazonBarnes&Noble, and The book is now also now available again directly from the publisher Baker.

Co-authored by William Vanderbloemen (founder of Vanderbloemen Search Group) and Warren Bird (research director at Leadership Network), this fascinating book takes the unique approach of speaking to the church leader, offering insight on how to set the culture for a future healthy succession, whether 5 months or 5 years ahead. It contains not only dozens of stories from high-visibility successions across North America, but also fresh research on issues ranging from the finances of a succession to how many years difference in age between outgoing and successor pastors.

The book has received positive review from a cover story in Christianity Today as well as mainstream media like Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

Leadership Network has also blogged about it here, and ran an in-depth interview on succession trends with lead author William Vanderbloemen here.

if you are potentially interested in a gathering specifically designed for larger churches anticipating senior leader succession please go to HUB:Succession for more information or fill out an application and someone from our team will contact you.


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