Dealing with Retirement from Ministry

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Dealing with Retirement from Ministry

How can retiring church leaders deal well with handing on the baton and stepping back from ministry?


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In this interview, Peter Lewis, retired Lead Minister of Cornerstone Church in Nottingham, is joined by his successor John Russell to talk with FIEC Church Leadership Consultant Ray Evans about how he marked the end of a long ministry and approached retirement.

00:00 – Coping with a cancer diagnosis in retirement.
02:45 – How do senior pastors and their spouses deal with stepping back from ministry?
04:35 – Generosity in leadership transition
08:05 – Succeeding a senior pastor
10:40 – Two ways of taking on a ministry
– Marking a ministry retirement

This interview was conducted in 2019.

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