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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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The Blessing of a Smooth Transition


One of the most significant and indeed profound disciplines of our great country has been the consistent unity and order that has surrounded almost every transfer of primary (presidential) leadership in our nation. Despite seasons of heated political rhetoric that seemed impossible to overcome, every 4-8 years our entire nation witnesses the pomp and circumstance […]

Simple Strategies for 2020


If you’re like me, I’ve read dozens of blog posts, articles and emails reminding me of the obvious connection between the year 2020… and having clarity of vision for the New Year. I’ll confess that in many years past I’ve started the New Year with what I thought was a clear vision, but as time […]

The Gift of Grace


What is it about the Christmas season and our propensity for relational stress and even conflict?  In a recent “cookie exchange” with a group of women Carol shared that every single family represented by that small circle of 7 or 8 women was dealing with some kind of ongoing, rather significant relational conflict.  In every […]

The Treasures of Christmas


Christmas is less than two weeks away and we haven’t really had our first snowfall yet.  None-the-less, I’m still very much anticipating those small things that very often become the “treasures” of Christmas. At times we are all susceptible to being swept up in the busyness of the season or the commercialization of Christmas gift […]

The Profound Hope of Christmas


Christmas is a little less than 3 weeks away.  So many of the joyful sounds, sights and sales of Christmas are everywhere around us!  I have loved this season all of my life because of the fact that even people who are doubtful if not outright skeptical about God, cannot help but acknowledge the profound […]

Giving Thanks


Tomorrow, our nation will pause from it’s daily routines and most of it’s responsibilities for the appointed purpose of thanksgiving. The first official presidential proclamation issued in America was George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving message to the people of the United States.  He recommended: “… that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our […]

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