This Resource will Guide Your Team to:
Build a Ministry Life Map to learn from your past as you prepare for your future
Conduct a 23-point organizational assessment
Identify the most likely areas to cause disruption during a season of transition
In 2019, we asked pastors to list their top 2 concerns related to succession and transition planning
OF THOSE WHO LISTED ORGANIZATIONAL CONTINUITY 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 Protecting Organizational Continuity all about?
Church leaders often express concern that a pastoral transition will disrupt ministry continuity. There is a legitimate concern that in the wake of a pastoral change, giving will decrease, volunteerism will slow down, and staff will leave. In an attempt to minimize the potential negative impact, leaders seek ways to prepare both the people and the organization for an eventual leadership change.
Consider this metaphor. In California, engineers build structural foundations in anticipation for when— not if—an earthquake takes place. The design of the foundation is a significant factor as to whether or not the structure will endure. Think of the Protecting Organizational Continuity conversation as your opportunity to inspect your ministry’s organizational foundation. Is it designed in such a way that it will minimize the tremors associated with leadership transition?
This coaching resource guides your team to evaluate three foundational areas of your ministry:
• Understanding the ministry’s history
• Assessing current realities
• Clarifying the ministry’s overall direction
Having an honest and open dialogue related to these areas will expose areas of organizational strength and weakness. As a result of these assessment tools, ministry leaders will have a better understanding of what is needed to minimize disruption during transition.
This conversation will also provide significant insight into the type of person needed to lead the ministry into the future.
"The problems that go unaddressed today often become the things that cause disruption in transition!"
Courses Included With Bundle
Protecting Organizational Continuity (A $199 Value)
Proactively identify and address the areas that have the biggest potential of causing disruption during the transition
Transition Strategy Management (A $199 Value)
Establish a defined plan for how to project manage the transition process
Communicate Transition Effectively (A $199 Value)
Embed confidence in your process and continued investment into the ministry
BONUS: Emergency Transition Management (a $97 Value)
Write an Emergency Succession Planning Policy for key leaders within your ministry
BUNDLE AND SAVE YOUR MINISTRY $196