protecting organizational continuity

Anticipating and addressing potential areas that could be disruptive during a season of transition

We asked pastors to list their top 2 concerns related to succession planning. Of those who listed Protecting Organizational Continuity as a Top 2 Concern:

0 %
do not have a transition
or succession plan in place
0 %
rated their succession planning as "Below Average" or "Poor"
0 %
expressed an interest in resources
or help with succession planning

What's Protecting Organizational Continuity all about?

Church leaders often express concern that a pastoral transition will disrupt ministry continuity. There is a legitimate concern that in the wake of a pastoral change, giving will decrease, volunteerism will slow down, and staff will leave. In an attempt to minimize the potential negative impact, leaders seek ways to prepare both the people and the organization for an eventual leadership change.

Consider this metaphor. In California, engineers build structural foundations in anticipation for when—not if—an earthquake takes place. The design of the foundation is a significant factor as to whether or not the structure will endure. Think of the Protecting Organizational Continuity conversation as your opportunity to inspect your ministry’s organizational foundation. Is it designed in such a way that it will minimize the tremors associated with leadership transition?

There are three aspects to consider when assessing your organizational foundation:

  • Understanding the ministry’s history
  • Assessing current realities
  • Clarifying the ministry’s overall direction

Having an honest and open dialogue related to these three areas will expose areas of organizational strength and weakness. In the process, ministry leaders will be better equipped to understand what is needed to minimize disruption during transition.

This conversation will also provide significant insight into the type of person needed to lead the ministry into the future.

THIS RESOURCE WILL GUIDE YOUR TEAM TO:

Evaluate

Evaluate key moments in your ministry's history so you can learn from your past as your prepare for your future

Conduct

Conduct a 23-point organizational assessment

Identify

Identify the most likely areas of potential disruption to your ministry's organizational continuity

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What's Included

5 Modules

12 videos

25-page workbook

2 hours of video coaching

Up to 10 Additional Users

Practical tools

Planning at your team's pace

Lifetime access

What's Included

  • 5 Modules
  • 12 Videos
  • 25-Page Workbook
  • 2 Hours of Content
  • Up to 10 Add'l Users
  • Practical Tools
  • Planning at your pace
  • Lifetime Access

Single Course

Price includes all Video Coaching Courses listed below
$ 249
  • Protecting Organizational Continuity (details above)
  • Emergency Transition Management
  • New Leader Hiring
  • Proactive Exit Planning







  • Bonus courses included with purchase

All Courses

Price includes all Video Coaching Courses listed below
$747
$ 498
  • Protecting Organizational Continuity (details above)
  • Transition Strategy Management
  • Communicate Transition Effectively
  • Emergency Transition Management
  • New Leader Hiring
  • Proactive Exit Planning
  • Bonus courses included with purchase

Single Course

Price includes all Video Coaching Courses listed below
$ 249
  • Protecting Organizational Continuity (details above)
  • Emergency Transition Management
  • New Leader Hiring
  • Proactive Exit Planning
  • Bonus courses included with purchase

All Courses

Price includes all Video Coaching Courses listed below
$747
$ 498
  • Protecting Organizational Continuity (details above)
  • Transition Strategy Management
  • Communicate Transition Effectively
  • Emergency Transition Management
  • New Leader Hiring
  • Proactive Exit Planning
  • Bonus courses included with purchases