of the most serious detriments to the health and life span of an organization —
particularly the local church — is the absence of an intentional plan of
transition. Some churches may rebound with the absence of a building expansion
plan, ministry program development, or even a solid budgetary plan. However,
few recover without having a clear plan of leadership succession.
this book, the author proposes a step-by-step understanding of the nature of
succession from a biblical, practical and social construct. Clear examples are
presented that demonstrate adverse emotional and organizational impact in
situations where churches are left to “figure it out.” The author draws from such
examples in contrast to the benefits of setting succession strategy, as seen through
his own experience as the founding pastor of a successful ministry.