Succession Or Multiplication?
By David Devenish
How do you transition from a first generation movement under one founder leader to becoming a second generation movement with a multiple leadership?
This question has now become a particular challenge for many fresh movements of churches, and it can prove to be a difficult and daunting one. David Devenish tells the story of how Newfrontiers tackled this issue, and how they successfully transitioned to next generation leadership through multiplication of leadership teams rather than appointing a successor, while still maintaining ministry accountability.
Combining practical lessons with academic study, Devenish brings a wealth of experience, insight, and guidance that will prove invaluable to other movements embarking on a similar journey.
The issue of leadership succession has become a particular challenge for many fresh movements of churches which started as a result of the faith step of a particular founder, and who are now having to move to the next generation of leadership, whilst maintaining the same demonstration of missional and charismatic life. In this book you will learn practical lessons to transition from a first generation movement under one founder leader to becoming a second generation movement with a multiple leadership.
• Many new church movements are now approaching this challenge and this book provides help and advice on how to deal with this
• Transitioning leadership can be difficult and this book helps find a way through based on experience
• Provides practical lessons that can be used by other movements
• Draws on academic studies of movements within the Christian world
• Offers a robust theology for this emerging issue
• Applicable to all new church streams and movements, or churches pioneered by one founder
• Recounts the recent history of Newfrontiers
• Continues the story of Newfrontiers started in No Well-Worn Paths by Terry Virgo
• Ideal for anyone looking at leadership in the church
• Author is a respected church leader with many years of experience in ministry and apostolic teams