Thom and Sam discuss the possible scenarios in which a staff member can transition into a lead pastor role. The discussion considers several perspectives including the internal candidate, external candidate, and potential impact on the church.
The six questions from today’s podcast:
- Will the staff member have a highly visible role in the interim?
- Should staff members resign if they don’t become the pastor?
- Does such a move allow for a better transition?
- Is a known better than an unknown?
- Are alliances formed with the possibility of disappointment?
- Do you communicate the possibility to other candidates?
- Be very cautious in a season of change. It’s hard to keep being an internal candidate a secret.
- In most scenarios the internal candidate will have to resign, so be prepared to resign.
- If you have an internal candidate then alliances will be formed.
- Talk and pray with your spouse because change is going to happen.
- Do not side step the search process as an internal candidate.
- An external candidate should be made aware of an internal candidate.
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