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Next: Pastoral Succession That Works by William Vanderbloemen, Warren Bird

William Vanderbloemen (MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary) served for fifteen years as a pastor before founding Vanderbloemen Search Group, the leading search firm specifically focused on connecting churches and ministries with the right leadership for their teams. He and his wife, Adrienne, live in Houston with their seven children and two poodles.

Warren Bird
(PhD, Fordham University) is research director for Leadership Network, the nation's leading catalyst for helping innovative church leaders move from ideas to impact. An ordained minister, he teaches at Alliance Theological Seminary. He is also author or coauthor of twenty-six books. He and his wife, Michelle, live in a suburb of New York City.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801005718
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 417,488
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

William Vanderbloemen (MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary), a former pastor, is president and CEO of Vanderbloemen Search Group, the leading search firm specifically focused on connecting churches and ministries with the right leadership for their teams. He and his wife, Adrienne, live in Houston, Texas, with their seven children and two poodles.

Warren Bird
(PhD, Fordham University) is research director for Leadership Network, the nation's leading catalyst for helping innovative church leaders move from idea to impact. An ordained minister, he teaches at Alliance Theological Seminary. He is also author or coauthor of twenty-six books. He and his wife, Michelle, live in a suburb of New York City.

Table of Contents

Foreword John Ortberg 7

Preface 9

Part 1 Why Succession Planning Can't Wait

1 Why Every Pastor Needs This Book 19

Top Reasons You and Your Church Should Start Planning for Succession Right Now

2 The "Ten Commandments" of Succession Planning 32

Practical Actions Whatever Your Age or Tenure

3 Three Essential Questions 40

What Is Succession Success? What Captures My Passion? How Are My Finances?

4 Deciding When It's Time to Leave 48

Finding Space and Permission to Explore the Options

5 Resigning "Young" to Start Another Ministray Chapter 59

And Does the Outgoing Pastor Always Need Leave Town?

6 Four Church Cultures, Four Succession Styles 71

Plus One Cardinal Rule of Pastoral Succession

7 Founder's Syndrome 78

What It Is and Why It Matters

Part 2 Be the Exception

8 Wisdom from Unlikely Sources 89

Transitions That Shouldn't Have Worked but Did

9 What Happened at the Crystal Cathedral and First Baptist Dallas 98

A Close Look at Two Failed Successions

10 The Term Limit Factor 111

What Might Prevent Your Church from a Multi-Generation Run

11 Messy and Unexpected Endings 121

When Succession Follows Adultery, Nasty Church Splits, or Other Challenges

12 Unitentional Interim 130

How to Avoid Being the "Sacrifice Pastor"

13 Forced Farewell 139

What to Do If the Pastor Needs to Go but Doesn't

Part 3 Transition Well, Finish Strong

14 Where to Find a Successor 147

Staff, Multisites, Former Interns, and Recommendations from Friends

15 The Money Question 157

What It Really Costs to Finance a Pastoral Succession

16 Preparing for the Next Pastor 169

Setting Up Your Successor's First One Hundred Days for Success

17 Thinking Long Term 178

There Is No Success without Succession

What Our Organizations Can Do for You 182

Acknowledgments 183

Appendix 1 Succession Ages for Prominent Large Church Pastors 185

Appendix 2 Current Pastor Ages in Large US Churches 192

Appendix 3 A Successful Pastorate Doesn't Always Guarantee Good Pastoral Succession 202

Appendix 4 Research for This Book 205

For Further Reading 207

Notes 210

Index 219

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RI-Joe More than 1 year ago
Every Board Member and Pastor should read this and do the (simple) homework questions. It will result in healthier churches, fewer messy transitions, and happier Pastors!