The Pastor and Succession Planning

Very encouraging conversation between D.A. Carson, John Piper and Tim Keller about planning for the next season of their respective ministries and stepping down from leadership:

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Succession planning has long been a topic of conversation among a number of my friends and associates. Not because we’re eager for those who are in authority over us to step aside, but because it’s actually very encouraging for those under authority to know that those in authority are thinking about these things. Their eye is not simply to what God could accomplish through them, but looking to leave their churches and ministries in a place where more can be done.

Pastors, do you have a succession plan? Are you sharing it with your congregation?

HT: Collin Hansen

Posted by Aaron Armstrong

Aaron is the author of several books for adults and children, as well as multiple documentaries and Bible studies. His latest book, I'm a Christian—Now What?: A Guide to Your New Life with Christ is available now.

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