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Succession Readiness: Surveying the Landscape of Large Church Pastors

August 4, 2015

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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 from this church, relative to where you feel that planning should be at this point?” A surprising 44% rate their succession preparation as either “poor” or “fair”—the bottom two choices out of five total options. Only 8% picked the top choice of “outstanding.”

This mini-report, authored by Warren Bird, Ph.D., and brought to you by Vanderbloemen Search Group, explores the current state of succession planning in large churches, as well as offers next steps you can take to improve your own succession preparedness.

Simply fill in your name and email below to download the free report (PDF format).

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