Four Tips for Effective Pastoral Transition

Leadership Network 2013 Succession Online Event

In this 5-minute video from the 2013 Succession Online Event, Bryan Carter, Senior Pastor of Concord Church in Dallas, Texas, shares his top four tips for an effective pastoral transition.

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

Which of Bryan’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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Succession in leadership can be a challenging and emotionally and spiritually charged season in the life of your church. But just as God brought your outgoing pastor to your church at a particular time in history, so too is He raising up new leaders for today. Continue to give thanks for your past, seek God’s guidance for the future, and embrace the changes before you so you can see a new vision unfold. 

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