Episode 180: Succession (5LQ Special)

Succession, Leadership, and Vision. 

In Episode 180 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, we wanted to share an exclusive interview we had with Mark Jobe on our 5 Leadership Questions Podcast where we asked him five questions about succession, leadership, and vision. Mark is the Senior Pastor at New Life Community Church in Chicago, and author of the book Unstuck: Out of Your Cave into Your Call.

In this episode, Mark answers these 5 questions: 

  • How does an established leadership pipeline support succession?
  • When have you seen succession fail?
  • How do you identify potential leaders in your church?
  • How do you know when a person is ready to be released into a new leadership role?
  • How do you offer ongoing support and development after one of your leaders is released? 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Succession is happening all the time, at every level, at every moment in the church.”–@markjobechicago
  • “Succession about reproduction, not replacement.”–@ToddAdkins
  • “If leaders are hungry but don’t have character, they are going to self-sabotage.” –@markjobechicago
  • “People need to be maximizing their current opportunities before seeking their next one.”–@markjobechicago
  • “Church leaders are not called to coast, they’re called to multiply.”–@ToddAdkins
  • “No one is going to put their life on the line for a ‘good idea,’ but a God-inspired idea will raise an army.” –@markjobechicago
  • “Vision is transferred through people not paper.” –@willmancini

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