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Teach them how to say goodbye

succession planning

3 important lessons in church succession planning By Nancy Beach These days, I’m experiencing a collision of two of my favorite passions. My mind is often filled with lyrics from the remarkable musical Hamilton. I devoured the 730-page biography, wore out the CD in my car, and then, last month, had the breathtaking privilege of […]

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Succession planning: Is your church ready?

Succession planning is the process of developing high-potential employees who have the ability to play leadership roles within your organization. It involves careful evaluation of staff capabilities and development of a process that includes training, mentoring and skill development.

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Book on pastoral succession: ‘All pastors are interim pastors’

By Adelle M. Banks RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (RNS) — When megachurch pastor Max Lucado greeted his successor at his San Antonio church, the two stood onstage and tried to put on each other’s shoes. They couldn’t. The problem? Randy Frazee, Lucado’s successor, was six inches shorter. The point, say co-authors William Vanderbloemen and Warren Bird […]

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