A Legacy to Develop (Part 2): the Challenge of Raising Up New Leaders

There are four challenges as we think about passing on the gospel and raising the next generation of church leaders.

2 Timothy 2:2 could not be clearer: every pastor is an interim pastor. What we have received we are called to deliberately, faithfully and carefully pass on.

In this second of two videos, Ray Evans shares some more thought-provoking counsel about developing a culture of training up new leaders in a local church.

This video was produced as part of FIEC's Local Conferences in 2020. For more, including legacies to remember and avoid, you can watch the full Leadership and Legacy series from the Local Conferences.

It would be good to use this video and the questions below with leaders in a local church.

Discussion Questions

  1. What are some of the reasons we find it hard to pass power on? Why might it help if we recall the phrase, “We are all interim pastors”?
  2. What disappointments in leadership, and especially in raising up new leaders, have you experienced? How have you found encouragement to press on in this vital task?
  3. What are some of the challenges pastors and churches face as pastors plan to move on or retire? (consider factors like length of ministry; size of church; locality, etc.)
  4. What can a leader new to a church do to assure people that the power they are entrusted with is in safe hands?

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