Challenges with Leadership Transitions
This post is a simple quote from Mattie Bond, a seminary student at Regent University.
“In our contemporary, North American Evangelical framework, it appears to me that the transitioning of Church leadership has become a twisted mixture of nepotism, treatment of every ministry position as a stepping stone toward a senior pastor position, and an unrelenting desire for cultural relevance above all else. If a church cannot convince the current senior pastor’s youth pastor or worship pastor son to take over when the father retires, they will seek after the “coolest,” and often youngest, candidate that they can find. It is my heartfelt conviction that if we do not deal with our broken system for choosing new leaders, we will continue to see prominent Christian leaders that live lives of sin, preach a shallow or false gospel, and that fall away from the faith.” - Mattie Bond