Pastoral Transitions

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 5-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, Daniel Fusco shares four things that made his transition to Lead Pastor so successful. Daniel Fusco is Lead Pastor at Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver, Washington. He is also the author of two books: Ahead of the Curve and Honestly.  


Which of Daniel’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?
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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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Daniel said that his transition was so successful because the plan was communicated to congregants, the founding pastor wanted the transition to be successful, there was no comparison, and the founding pastor stayed in-house. Consider your transition experiences and how you can carry this advice into your next transition. 


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