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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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Fresh Air


In what has been a rather remarkable week, the airwaves of our nation have silenced their incessant criticism and negativity to honor the life and legacy of our 41st President.  In what I would call a rather remarkable testament to his life, men and women from all over the political spectrum, as well as other […]

Getting it Right at Christmas


For most of us, one of the most common challenges of the Christmas season is figuring out what particular gift to give that special someone in your life who has most everything they need and wouldn’t reveal it if they had something they desired!  Nonetheless, we don’t hesitate to ask other family members what they […]

The Good Fight of Faith


One of the great lessons I’ve learned in reading the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), year after year is seeing how Jesus responded to a myriad of life’s great challenges, problems and opportunities.  In the three plus years for which we have detailed accounts of Jesus’ public ministry, he encountered people of every level of […]

Family Blessings


If there’s one desire that most every Christ follower I know share in common it is that their children would discover the personal love and purpose that Jesus has for each of them as they learn to walk by faith. For those of us who have been called to full time ministry, it’s a particularly […]

Explaining Evil


Over the past few days, our entire city and most especially the neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, has been dealing with the shock of the killing of 11 innocent lives while inside the Tree of Life temple on the Jewish day of Shabbat (sabbath). For the purposes of today, I only want to focus on one […]

The Incredible Importance of Relationship


Not long ago, I had a very enjoyable lunch with a newer friend of mine here in our Pittsburgh area.  Our previous conversations had been quite positive and always mutually affirming, if mostly about superficial things.  On this occasion, we had enough time to really peel back some of the layers of conviction and experience that […]

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