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The Elephant in the Boardroom: Speaking the Unspoken about Pastoral Transitions
Carolyn Weese and J. Russell Crabtree--experts in the field of church leadership--have written a nuts-and-bolts guide to developing a succession plan for smoothing pastoral transitions. Filled with strategies and solid advice, this handy resource is based in solid research and the authors' many years of experience working with churches in a wide variety of denominations. W ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Jossey-Bass
(first published August 25th 2004)
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Amazing book from which every search committee addressing pastoral transition would benefit. Based on more than 20 years of documentation, this resource identifies elements of the "social contract" that exist in a congregation or faith community -- and how ignorance of those factors set up a next leader for failure. Weese and Crabtree invite a new paradigm in a postmodern culture -- one that acknowledges the need for thoughtful transition plans and removes the silent stigma of conversation so th ...more
A good book to read for congregations going through transition of pastors. It makes you think about the kind of church you have and the kind of church you want. It would be a good book for all church leaders to read. I got alot out of it.