[Podcast] What's NEXT? Succession Planning with Warren Bird

Succession Planning with Warren Bird

We are passionate about succession planning. A taboo topic for many years in the the church, the lack of conversations about succession has led to many bad handoffs which have, in turn, led to many churches losing large parts of their congregation or closing their doors altogether. 

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William Vanderbloemen sits down with Warren Bird, Lead Researcher at Leadership Network and co-author of NEXT: Pastoral Succession that Works.

Warren talks with William about:

  • Succession planing internationally
  • Successions within the family
  • Preparing your congregation for succession
  • The impact of the book Next: Pastoral Succession That Works


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Quotes from Warren:

"You try talking about that in Kenya! To talk about succession is to wish someone's death." [CLICK TO TWEET]

"Successions lose momentum because that parent generation doesn't prepare well." [CLICK TO TWEET]

"I don't know your churches and your world, but I know that you are interim." [CLICK TO TWEET]