Succession Planning

ChapterNext has discovered a niche in guiding congregations through the process of retiring a long tenured pastor and calling another, that is, a pastoral succession. This delicate but important work requires a pastoral approach, attention to detail, and respect for the current pastor and congregation as a family system. To be done well, the process takes anywhere from 12 to 24 months and, the good news, is that ChapterNext has coached many congregations through successful transitions from one lead pastor to the next.