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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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Over My Head


Most all of us encounter situations, circumstances and challenges that are simply beyond our human capacity to figure out. Not long ago, I was asked by a friend to get engaged in helping to sort out some serious marital issues which had been plaguing this couple for some time.  I do not present myself as […]

Profound Connection


One of the most reliable and proven principles that I have discovered in my prayer life is the profound connection between worship and intercession.  When we talk about “praying for an hour” (as Jesus marveled at the disciples inability to do so in the Garden of Gethsemane), people often give me a strange “look.”  The […]

Honoring Your Parents


In about 5 days most Americans will make a special effort to express their profound love, appreciation and affection to their Mother’s who, in most cases, were the single most influential person in their lives for at least the first 18 years of existence, if not much longer.  (Thankfully, there’s a day coming for the […]



If you happen to be living in Western Pennsylvania, you will immediately resonate when I say that Spring is having a very difficult time getting established!  In fact, Spring officially arrived 33 days ago and hardly any flowers have bloomed or any leaves begun to open with their gorgeous spring colors. At this point, most […]

Where Do We Learn HOW To Live?


One of the innate characteristics that we share as human beings is the need to be taught about all matters of life.  I’m living in that amazing season of life where I am now watching my children teach their children the essentials of life.  (Just a couple days ago, my not-quite 2 yr. old grandson […]

Training in Transformation


There are times when I wonder if I’m making much progress in my spiritual life.  I’ll hear a message or have a worship experience which really stirs me to want to move on with the Lord and experience more of His life and presence.  However, unless I have some specific response to that inner call […]

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