Episode 544: The Benefits of an Overlapping Transition

In Episode 544 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss intentionality in a transition process.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Different ways pastors can approach their transition
  • The benefits of an overlapping transition period

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “When you think about transition, especially with senior pastor, there are different ways you can do it.” – @danielsangi
  • “The way he has approached this is the easiest for the church, because there is an intentional overlap, but it is probably the hardest for the outgoing pastor.” – @danielsangi
  • “There is an intentional time when both are running – the baton passer and the baton receiver –  as hard as they can.” – @danielsangi
  • “For anyone coming in and coming after a legacy pastor or a founding pastor, research has really shown that intentional overlaps have worked the best.” – @danielsangi
  • “Yes, you planted your church and it’s your baby, but, unless Jesus comes back, you are not going to be the only pastor of your church.” – @toddadkins
  • “You need to be thinking about what that transition will look like and working your way out of a job, even if that’s 20 years from now.” – @toddadkins
  • “Considering the speed of change, you can adapt much more readily when you have a lot of things already thought through.” – @toddadkins

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Published November 16, 2020