In an effort to prepare and equip our churches for denominational leadership transitions, we have partnered with Auxano to work with our churches to prepare them for these stages of transition. In seasons of transition, most churches simply ask who the next pastor will be and seek to pass the baton from one leader to another. However, we have discovered that in order for transition to be successful, a church must consider the overall health of the ecosystem and several transitional principles. This process includes an on-site retreat with the session and up to 13 succession planning workbooks, a 3-hour virtual follow-up meeting, and 3 months of meeting with coaches for implementation and email support. The congregation pays $4,000, plus travel expenses for the consultant and additional workbooks. Find more information here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.