The succession of a pastor in a local church is the most important single decision that a church will face
Allison Park, PA (PRWEB) August 12, 2015
Within the pages of Dr. Jay Passavant’s new book, Seamless Succession, ($11.99, paperback, 9781498437752; $5.99, e-book, 9781498437769) readers will learn how to evaluate their church's preparedness for the succession of a pastor or other major staff change and what they can do to promote a positive, healthy outcome. He includes practical, specific description of the elements of the transition process, as well as a detailed plan that can be applied to most churches. Offering his own first-hand experience, Dr. Passavant guides church leaders through the seven principles that he has discovered are the keys to a successful change in leadership.
“The succession of a pastor in a local church is the most important single decision that a church will face,” states the author. “Church succession is the single most important decision that many churches face in a generation. A poor outcome can have very painful consequences for years to come. There are elements of that process that can be applied to nearly every church that will encourage a positive outcome.”
Dr. Jay Passavant was ordained in the UPUSA for over seven years. In 1981, with the support of his wife Carol, he launched North Way Christian Community near Pittsburgh, PA and led the church for over three decades. In 2013, he founded the consulting firm Passavant Leadership Group, providing integrated services to churches and nonprofit organizations with a focus on the strategic planning and implementation of major leadership transitions. He has also earned a M.Div. and D.Min from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Seamless Succession through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.
Media Contact: Dr. Jay Passavant