The Leadership Runway: A Strategy for Ministry Succession, Leadership Transition, and Post-Founder Sustainability

The Leadership Runway: A Strategy for Ministry Succession, Leadership Transition, and Post-Founder Sustainability

by Steve Murrell
The Leadership Runway: A Strategy for Ministry Succession, Leadership Transition, and Post-Founder Sustainability

The Leadership Runway: A Strategy for Ministry Succession, Leadership Transition, and Post-Founder Sustainability

by Steve Murrell

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Overview

Steve Murrell is the cofounder and president of Every Nation, a global family of churches working in more than 80 nations, and the founding pastor of Victory Church Manila. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Preaching and Leading from Asbury Theological Seminary and wrote his dissertation on succession planning and leadership transition. Steve serves as the Professor of Discipleship and Leadership for Every Nation Seminary. He and his wife, Deborah, have three sons, three daughters-in-law, nine grandchildren, and one Indian Chief Vintage motorcycle. When he was 57, and after more than thirty years of ministry, Steve returned to school to study post-founder sustainability in the context of global ministry. His research quickly led to the topics of succession planning and leadership succession. He found himself thinking about the 66-year-old founding pastor of a 35-year-old church who feels it is time to "pass the leadership baton" but doesn't know if the designated successor is ready. Or the successor who feels ready but is unsure of what parts of the church structure can be changed and what parts cannot. Or the faithful cross-cultural missionary couple who spent a lifetime developing indigenous leaders who are ready to lead, and it's now time for the couple to move on to the next phase in their ministry assignment. Or the campus ministry regional director who now feels called to plant a church. No one leads forever, which is a universal truth that cannot be ignored. Steve's three years of dissertation research revealed a three-part pattern in successful leadership transitions. These three requirements are non-negotiable for the ministry leader who wants her ministry to thrive long after her tenure. Prepare emerging leaders to lead the organization. Prepare the organization to be led by emerging leaders. Prepare experienced leaders to finish well. Steve breaks down these three non-negotiable requirements as he looks at the emerging leader's heart for God and his people, his skills, and his spiritual life. He explores how an experienced leader cultivates a healthy ministry culture and creates simple systems that can continue without her while at the same time putting in place flexibility that can bend and not break as new leaders take the reigns. Finally, Steve speaks to the experienced leader who senses that God is leading him to land his plane and leave his current leadership position while assuring him that his time of purposeful ministry is not over. Whether you are the experienced leader looking to finish well or the emerging leader looking to step into a new level of leadership, The Leadership Runway will identify steps you can take to help ensure success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780975284889
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 11/15/2023
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,009,408
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Steve Murrell is the cofounder and president of Every Nation Churches & Ministries, the founding pastor of Victory Church Manila, and a professor of Pastoral Theology at Every Nation Seminary. He earned a Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary and has authored six books. Steve and his wife Deborah have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and nine grandchildren. He loves two-wheel therapy on his Indian Chief Vintage motorcycle and whatever sports or arts his grandkids are doing.
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