Transitions and Leaving Well: Part 2

Episode 784

In this second installment of “Transitions and Leaving Well,” host Ed Stetzer meets with returning guest Todd Adkins, the Director of Leadership Development at Lifeway, to discuss best practices in navigating the people and processes related to your current role. Tune in to discover why retaining relational currency is essential as you honor God—and His people—with your next steps.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The significance of clarity in communication
  • How to categorize and prioritize your next steps
  • Suggested timelines for communicating departure
  • Why you should seek to work well amidst difficult people and circumstances
  • How to wrestle well with God’s plan for your future

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

If we’re doing it right, our legacy is not just what we do, but also what was developed under our leadership. Take big responsibility in carrying that forward. — Todd Adkins

Leaving well matters in ministry because the church is a community of people who know one another. They’re still going to know each other and be around one another after you leave. — Ed Stetzer

It says a lot more about you than it does your organization when you don’t leave well. — Todd Adkins

When you announce your transition, your church has to immediately start making decisions. If you’re the church planter, they will look to you. And when they can’t do that, it can be frustrating for them. — Ed Stetzer

Leaving well means helping your people walk through their stages of grief. — Todd Adkins

Published November 7, 2023

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