Passing the Baton
Passing the Baton
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Passing the Baton: Planning for Pastoral Transition
by Terry Roberts

When pastors and churches intentionally confront the "elephant" of pastoral transition, not only do they avoid needless pitfalls, they reap a number of benefits:
  • They ensure the continuity of vision
  • They uncork the creative potential of younger leaders
  • They stabilize the congregation, lessening the upheavel of major change
  • They bridge the generation gap
  • They open another chapter of meaningful ministry to the veteran leader
Passing the Baton explores these and other benefits of transition planning, discusses the "nuts and bolts" of a good plan, and tells the actual stories of several successful transitions.

Product Details

Format: paperback
Pages: 114
Size: 5 x 8
ISBN: 9781515309918
Publisher: Terry Roberts
Pub. Date: October 9, 2015

About the Author

Terry Roberts, for 27 years, has served as founding pastor of Trinity Church in Columbia, South Carolina. Terry also serves as an executive presbyter for the Assemblies of God in South Carolina. he holds a Doctor of Ministry in church leadership from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Terry and his wife, Sandra, have a daughter and son-in-law and eight-year-old grand-twins.

What People Are Saying

"Leadership change can be one of the most painful or fulfilling experiences a leader can encounter. In Passing the Baton, Dr. Terry Roberts helps us through this process. It is by far the best document I have read on this subject. A must read."
Tommy Barnett, founder, Los Angeles & Phoenix Dream Centers

"This book is a must-read for all ministry leaders who wish to steward their calling, ministry and organization with excellence. Terry Roberts tackles the tough issues of pastoral transition and offers a clear guide to navigating this—potentially turbulent—season of leadership with a high degree of excellence and confidence."
Dr. Kent Ingle, president, Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida, and author of Framework Leadership

Table of Contents

1. The Wisdom of a Plan
2. The Asian Model
3. What about congregational Governance?
4. No One-Size-Fits-All Model
5. Components of a Successful Plan
6. Manage the Turbulence
7. Where Do We Begin?
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