Chris Bonham on a Shared Leadership Approach to Succession Planning


It’s been said that success doesn’t really happen until successful succession.

Prevailing churches across the country are working on how to move through succession in a purposeful was a generation of leaders consider what their legacy is in ministry. Today’s podcast is an interview with Chris Bonham from Grace Family Church in Florida, a church in the midst of a unique succession process. This episode is packed full of helpful insights on this critically important area including:

  • Shared leadership model // How the church is breaking down the walls of the “lone leader” myth found in so many churches.
  • Founding Pastor Role // Walking through the roles of preaching, learning culture and vision.
  • Transition Plan // Gradual decrease by Lead Pastor and gradual increase by Teaching Pastor.
  • Post Succession // A conversation about team leaders beyond the succession point.

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Rich Birch
Rich Birch is one of the early multi-site church pioneers in North America. He led the charge in helping The Meeting House in Toronto to become the leading multi-site church in Canada with over 5,000+ people in 18 locations. In addition, he served on the leadership team of Connexus Church in Ontario, a North Point Community Church Strategic Partner. He has also been a part of the lead team at Liquid Church - a 5 location multisite church serving the Manhattan facing suburbs of New Jersey. Liquid is known for it’s innovative approach to outreach and community impact. Rich is passionate about helping churches reach more people, more quickly through excellent execution.His latest book Church Growth Flywheel: 5 Practical Systems to Drive Growth at Your Church is an Amazon bestseller and is design to help your church reach more people in your community.