Featured for Church Leaders
Succession has been a hot topic in a whole lot of church circles lately.
I visited with my friend William Vanderbloemen who just wrote a book on the subject called Next: Pastoral Succession That Works, which is a church leader’s comprehensive guidebook to understanding what you can do now to prepare for the day your church faces a leadership transition.
"When I understand that everything happening to me is to make me more Christlike, it resolves a great deal of anxiety." — A.W. Tozer
This one verse has revolutionized my growth as a leader:
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4
There are some days you’ll feel like an inadequate leader. Some days, it’s just something you feel — and other days, it’s a reality.
In my library, I have just shy of 100 books on leadership. So, I know (or at least have read about) what it means to be an effective leader. I know what an effective leader looks like.