What happens to an organization or business when its leaders get older? What is leadership succession, and why is it important? How does theology shape succession?
In today’s episode, Peter Bunton, director of DOVE Mission International, answers these necessary questions. Listen as he and Larry Kreider explain tacit knowledge, how to prepare incoming and outgoing leaders for the succession process, and the issues that can occur with change.
Peter Bunton holds a Ph.D. in missiology from the University of Manchester, England. His doctoral research focused on founder succession within international Christian organizations and movements. Originally from London, England, Peter resides in Leola, PA, with his wife, Ruth Ann. He speaks six languages and is an adjunct instructor in world Christianity at Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, Pennsylvania.
Mentioned in Today’s Podcast:
- Evolving Missions compiled by Peter Bunton & Hillary Vargas
- Cell Groups and House Churches by Peter Bunton
- Founder Succession in International Christian Networks and Organizations: A Narrative Case-Study Approach by Peter Bunton
- 300 Years of Small Groups—The European Church from Luther to Wesley by Peter Bunton *SAGE Journals requires payment to access this academic journal
- Reflexivity in Practical Theology: Reflections from Studies of Founders’ Succession in Christian Organizations by Peter Bunton *Taylor & Francis Online requires payment to access this academic journal
- Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Good to Great, Book 2) by Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras
- Next: Pastoral Succession that Works by William Vanderbloemen & Warren Bird
- Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… And Others Don’t by Jim Collins
- “Transition Markers for Leaders” by Keith Yoder
- “Unpacking the Complexities of Leadership Succession“ by Peter Bunton
- Other articles by Peter Bunton
For more information about Larry Kreider, his books, daily devotionals, small group resources, or other teachings, visit larrykreider.com.