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, full of both stories and research, helps pastors and church boards build the kind of culture today that makes succession tomorrow as seamless and successful as possible.
As the book’s opening words affirm, every pastor is “interim” — at some point you will move on, and someone will follow you. You are both Biblical and wise to make succession part of your leadership development plan — whether you’re age 32 or 62, whether you’ve been there 3 years or 30 years, and whether you’re part of a denominational system or not. This heavily endorsed book (Bill Hybels, Rick Warren, John Ortberg, many others) shows you just how to do that.