Saturday, January 26, 2019

Transitioning from One Leader to the Next

In How to Transition God’s People from One Leader to the Next: Lessons from David and Solomon, David Huffstutler (a pastor at First Baptist, Rockford, Illinois, who blogs Religious Affections) writes, “Any church or Christian organization can feel somewhat lost when a pastor or leader steps down...we have an interesting example for transitioning leadership in the lives of David and Solomon.”

Based this example of David transferring the kingdom to Solomon, Huffstutler offers five suggestions he believes will help in transitioning from one leader to the next.
  • Put your house in order before you finish your ministry.
  • Warn your successor of the “problem people” that he will inherit.
  • Pass off projects well.
  • Don’t wait too long to pass the baton.
  • Give people a proper transition from one leader to the next.
Anyone have any thoughts?

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