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Clergy Transition, Passing the Baton

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EVENT DATE & DETAILS

This workshop will be offered twice to offer the most scheduling flexibility for attendees. Attendees do not need to attend both sessions.

Workshop(s) are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Wednesday
August 14, 2024
6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Thursday
August 15, 2024
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

This session is intended to help congregations plan for a smooth and healthy transition of leadership. We will focus on how leaders select and mentor their successor to step into the leadership role in such a way the organization can continue to grow and its ministry continue to thrive.

“Achievement comes to someone when they are able to do great things for themselves. Success comes when they empower their followers to do great things with them. Significance comes when they develop leaders to do great things for them. But a legacy is created only when a person puts they organization into the position to do great things without them.” (John Maxwell, Twenty One Irrefutable Laws of Leadership).

About the instructor
Bob Russell

As a teenager in northwestern Pennsylvania, Bob Russell hoped to one day become the high school basketball coach for his alma mater. However, during his senior year of high school, Bob felt a yearning in his heart to enter the ministry. So, he enrolled at Cincinnati Bible Seminary and graduated in 1965.

One year later, at age 22, Bob became the pastor of Southeast Christian Church, a newer church whose 120 members were still meeting in the basement of a house on the east side of Louisville, Kentucky. Forty years later, in 2006, Bob retired from Southeast, which had become one of the largest churches in America.

Through Bob Russell Ministries, he continues to preach at churches and conferences across the United States, offering his insights on church leadership and providing mentorship to pastors. An accomplished author with over a dozen books to his name, including “After 50 Years of Ministry: 7 Things I’d Do Differently and 7 Things I’d Do the Same,” Bob has also contributed over 600 articles to his blog at BobRussell.org, where he consistently offers Biblical guidance on contemporary issues.

Bob and his wife Judy, of over fifty years, have two sons, Rusty and Phil, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one more great-grandchild on the way. Rusty is the Lead Pastor of the New Day Christian Church in Port Charlotte, Florida. Phil is a veteran police commander and provides leadership and management consulting. Judy recently authored a book, Elbows on the Table, which encourages Christians to open their homes to others and suggests ways to entertain with little hassle.

Bob enjoys playing golf and is an avid University of Louisville football and basketball fan.

Live Online
EVENT DATE & DETAILS

This workshop will be offered twice to offer the most scheduling flexibility for attendees. Attendees do not need to attend both sessions.

Workshop(s) are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Wednesday
August 14, 2024
6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Thursday
August 15, 2024
1:00 pm-2:30 pm