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Six Global Examples of Pastoral Succession

Posted: 8/26/18 at 9:40am. Article by Warren Bird. “Every pastor is ultimately an interim pastor. In all likelihood, learning to do succession well is essential for every church leader.” The Global Wave of Pastoral Succession Has Started Recent decades have seen an explosion of global megachurches, many of which are going through their first major senior pastor transition. In my public …

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Meet the New Class of Leaders

The new year brought a host of new leaders into the BGAV family. The Spence Network and Kairos Initiative develop leaders through Uptick and the Kairos Leadership Initiative (KLI).

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Tapping Into Vitality With Congregational Residencies

On the Spence Network blog, John Chandler writes: "The most significant and encouraging thing we who are not in megachurches can observe and act upon is the intentionality of building a young leader pipeline through internship, residency or mentoring programs."

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Meet the Upticks – Class of 2015

The newest class of Upticks met for their first retreat of the year earlier this week. Composed of six men and six women, these young leaders represent the eighth class of Upticks since 2008.

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Process, Not Program – Cultivating a Discipleship Ethos

Developing and training leaders for missional communities begins with cultivating a discipleship ethos. We need to look at discipleship holistically, beginning with those who have yet to self identify as Christians, and then all the way across the continuum to those who are serving the community from the overflow of their walk with God.

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Spence Network Update: Discipleship Community of Practice

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  This evening begins the first day of a three-day retreat at CrossRoads Camp & Conference Center for churches participating in Spence Network’s Discipleship Community of Practice. We asked Laura McDaniel, Network Catalyst for Spence, “What is a Discipleship Community of Practice?” Laura wrote: Over the course of the last several years, there has been a discipleship movement across Virginia …

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