According to research, two-thirds of churches do not have a written succession plan. The absence of a strategic succession plan can unravel what has taken years to build—and wreak havoc on those left to pick up the pieces.
In this episode, attorney Erika Cole talks with Bishop Ralph Dennis, of Kingdom Fellowship Covenant Ministries, about the successful model his church used to pass the baton from one leader to the next. Plus, Erika reviews resources to help churches consider the legal, financial, and corporate strategies needed to develop a succession plan. It’s easier than you may think—and can make a profound difference in the life and vitality of your ministry.
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Erika E. Cole, Esq., known as The Church Attorney®, is one of only a handful of attorneys in the nation who practices exclusively in the area of church law. She currently serves as a senior editorial advisor for Christianity Today’s ChurchLawAndTax.com.
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