This Resource will Helps Leadership Teams Care For Their Transitioning Pastor (and Spouse!) in a Way Many Churches Fail To Do.
In 2019, we asked pastors to list their top 2 concerns related to succession and transition planning
OF THOSE WHO LISTED THE EXIT PLANNING PROCESS AS A TOP 2 CONCERN:
rated their succession planning as "Below Average" or "Poor"
do not have a transition or succession plan in place
were interested in resources or help with succession planning
the data presented is from a Barna Survey commissioned by Will Heath in the Summer of 2019
What's Proactive Ext Planning all about?
Exit planning for key leaders addresses two critical issues:
- Funding retirement
- Role identification
The denominational leaders of ECO Presbyterian refer to Funding Retirement as “future-funded ministry.” What steps can the ministry’s Board take today that will help their leaders be financially prepared for life on the other side of their transition?
Role Identification clarifies the role the transitioning leader will have in their next season of influence. I have yet to work with a ministry leader that expects to “retire.”
Funding Retirement and Role Identification are often significant sources of stress for the transitioning leader and their spouse. Ministry Boards should consider it a priority to shepherd the souls of those who have shepherded them.
Succession Planning is Personal Long Before It Becomes Tactical
The Proactive Exit Planning Resource Includes:
A summary of the most common things Pastors will do on the other side of transition
- Guidance on how to makes plans to help Pastors fund retirement