Pastoral Succession

The transition from one senior leader to the next is one of the most important inflection points in the life of a church.

Why plan for pastoral succession now?

More and more leaders are recognizing the need to start the succession planning conversation earlier. They have observed or experienced the negative impact of poor transition planning and want to invest in a process to help them avoid similar mistakes. There is also a nagging feeling that planning for a key leadership transition is broader than initiating a search process, but they don’t know where to start. Ministry leaders have hundreds of questions floating through their minds, with little guidance or structure in how to organize and address them.

Here's where Auxano comes in: Will Heath, one of our Lead Navigators, is regarded as a key thought leader in the topic of succession planning and transition management, and is the mastermind behind our succession planning process. Simply put, an effective succession plan demonstrates a commitment to steward a season of transition and clearly shepherd people through a process.

The video on this page is an excerpt from our video library on pastoral succession. It will give you an overview of what we do with pastors, churches and denominations. Additionally, here's a link to a crucial video on the 5 conversations every church must have to navigate and implement a wholistic succession planning process.

3 Ways to Start Pastoral Succession Planning

Transitions don't create new problems so much as expose existing ones.

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