Enjoy the Fruit

Leadership Network 2013 Succession Online Event

In this 5-minute video from the 2013 Succession Online Event, Jay Passavant, Founding Pastor of North Way Christian Community in Wexford, Pennsylvania, and author of Seamless Succession encourages churches to invite their outgoing senior pastors into continued ministry so they are able to see the fruit of their investment over the years.

As you watch this session, take notes and write down thoughts about how it can impact the way you lead and transition. 

Which of Jay’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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It’s not required, but Jay paints a great picture of the blessing of including your outgoing Senior Pastor in future ministry. If you are an outgoing Senior Pastor, consider to what extend you’d like to be involved in future ministry of the church. If you are a newer leader, consider inviting your predecessor to a ministry event so he or she can see where their ministry has now taken your church. 

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