August 11, 2014 Tony Morgan

An Interview with William Vanderbloemen on Pastoral Succession



  • Every pastor is an interim pastor.
  • There is no cookie cutter approach to succession planning.
  • The lack of emergency succession plans is staggering.
  • Pastors and boards have done a poor job of creating options for a future identity.
  • Many pastors do not retire because they do not have enough income.
  • Churches should revisit their succession plan each year.
  • A great succession plan is the best legacy you can leave your church.


  • Pre-order the book:
  • Full book title: NEXT: Pastoral Succession That Works
  • Book release: September 2014 through Baker Books
  • Foreword by: John Ortberg, Pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
  • William’s twitter: @wvanderbloemen
  • William’s bio:
  • Co-author: Warren Bird, Director of Research at Leadership Network and co-author of over 20 books
  • Warren’s bio:


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Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group, For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and
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