Seamlessly transition to a new Sr. pastor

One of the toughest tasks of a Senior Pastor is his handoff to the next pastor. After years of study, I have written Pastoral Transitions to help you face this task with wisdom and confidence. Your legacy will be defined in great measure by how you lead through this critical season.

Pastoral Transitions Are Hard And the stakes couldn’t be higher

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How ready is your church for transition?

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what legacy will you leave after transition?

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How ready are you for a transition?

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what do your church documents say about succession?

What if it were possible to transition leadership in a way where everyone wins?

Read the thrilling story of how one pastor and his church made a leadership transition that moved everyone forward in unity, love, and power for God’s glory.

How about this future for you and your church?

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the vision accelerates!

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the new pastor is embraced

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The church has no “interim” season

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The transitioning pastor is honored and excited

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The leadership baton is passed seamlessly

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The church increases in unity

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The church grows in attendance and giving

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The transitioning pastor finds an exciting vision for his next step

About The Author

DR. GARY A. SMITH

As the former pastor of Fielder Church in Arlington, Texas, Gary Smith has given leadership to the 10,000+ member church for 25 years. During his time he led them through many challenging transitions to reach its community. The latest transition was a highly successful transfer of leadership that resulted in Kingdom acceleration, not decline.

He and his wife, Sandy, have served the community for 28 years and have a special gifting to help pastors and churches find their greatest potential. Gary graduated from Southwestern Seminary, as well as an Honorary Doctorate from Dallas Baptist University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Christian Leadership Department. He has also served in numerous leadership roles within the Southern Baptist Convention and now works in the mobilization department for the North American Mission Board.

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Gary has provided to any Pastor & Church that is moving toward a pastoral transition the insight that is necessary. Dr. Smith’s book is the pacesetter for transitioning your church.

Dr. Stephen Davis

Former Sr. Pastor FBC Russellville, Arkansas

Not only has Gary successfully led through a mega-church transition, but he has also helped scores of great leaders do the same. He helped our church do it. Buy this book then hire Gary.

Bill Elliff

The Summit Church

Gary’s transition from Fielder Church is probably the best one on record. He has a unique insight and is equipped to help churches who face succession. The book is easy to read and practical.

Pastor Russ Barksdale

Next Level Leadership

A pastor will long be remembered more by how he left than what he did while he was the leader.”

Gary Smith

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