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I recently released a new book entitled Seamless Succession. It answers the need for clear thinking and proven Biblical principles that the Church can implement in a season of leadership transition, based on my own succession process at North Way Christian Community. Seamless Succession identifies and discusses seven principles that leaders can follow to dramatically improve the likelihood and longevity of a successful transition. It offers a detailed plan with proven concepts for effective transition planning and implementation, proving that the succession process can be a catalyst for overall growth, furthering the end goal ‘to make disciples of all nations’.

Passavant leadership Group goes far beyond what can be learned in any book to partner with pastors, churches and ministries to help them through the succession process as well as many other leadership and creative issues. With over 135 years of ministry leadership involvement, our staff has a wealth of experience to help churches of any size or denomination.

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Three Simple Phrases – Part 2


In my last post, I detailed three simple phrases that I shared with the young couple in my message to them on their wedding day.  These phrases were “Thank you,” “forgive me” and “I will.”  Quite a number of you responded that you, too, had discovered the power of these simple expressions when sustained by […]

Three simple phrases


One of the temptations that most pastors need to avoid is that of “over-complicating” matters of faith. The Apostle Paul spoke directly to this when he said in 1 Corinthians 2:4 “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith […]



We’ve had some beautiful days this Spring, although there has been plenty of rain as well.  None-the-less, being able to be outdoors enjoying the beauty of God’s creative design is a gift that is difficult to overstate. As I take my bike rides through North Park several days a week, I begin to notice the […]

The Way of Wisdom


I’ve been giving a lot of thought recently to how we approach a life of wisdom.  If there’s one thing that’s true about all of us, we either live by default… or by design.  If we don’t choose to walk in the ways of the Lord, our lives simply drift off into the shoals of […]

Every Day Disciples


One of the questions that I seem to wrestle with more than most any other has to do with the essence of being a disciple of Jesus.  It’s one thing to say that we “believe in Jesus,” and by that we’re referring to His divinity, incarnation and sacrifice for our sins as affirmed by His […]

Our Purpose… For Today


Many years ago, just after I had completed my seminary training, I came across a little book entitled “Destined For the Throne.”  The author was a man of high integrity, but of very low profile.  In fact, this was the first book that he published and I believe he was near 75 years of age […]

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