The most expensive hire you can ever make is hiring the wrong person.
Taken one step further, the most expensive bad hire that a church can ever make is a bad hire of a new Senior Pastor. Unfortunately, there are too many stories of bad transitions, inefficient Senior Pastor searches, or poorly planned pastoral successions.
So what are smart, growing churches doing to ensure a good Senior Pastor search and a well-planned transition? What steps should churches be taking to ensure that their eventual leadership transition goes smoothly and to mitigate the chances of problems?
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