Dr. Jay Passavant (M.Div/D.Min Fuller Theological Seminary) received a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1970, and following his service was ordained in the UPUSA for over seven years. In 1981, with the support of his wife Carol, he launched North Way Christian Community near Pittsburgh, PA, and led the church for over three decades. In 2013, he founded the consulting firm Passavant Leadership Group, providing integrated services to churches and nonprofit organizations with a focus on the strategic planning and implementation of major leadership transitions.
Succession is a deep change that requires more than a search committee.
Discover the importance of preparing the church for change.
Successful transition is built on a foundation of trust.
Learn how to assess the needs of the church as well as the qualifications of the candidates.
The integration phase can determine the initial momentum of the new leader.
Remember God's goodness in order to be grounded for the faith journey ahead.
Expedite the journey towards productivity and fruitfulness.
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