“I have consulted church congregations of various types for more than two decades. In this capacity I have given my fair share of attention to the issue of pastoral succession and how churches effectively, or in many cases ineffectively, process the call of a new pastor. I have read many fine books that provide guidance for call committees engaged in the pastoral selection process. This is not that type of book.

David Lescalleet has blended historical ecclesial models, with biblical precision and pastoral care, to give us a balanced treatment of how pastors leave churches and how the church should respond to their exit and then call a new shepherd. This is the book I have looked for since the 1970s, thus I highly recommend it to pastors. Why? Someday you will leave your church ministry. I also recommend it to churches. Why? Because someday you will need the wisdom of this book to effectively process what happens when your pastor leaves and you must call a new pastor.”

John H. Armstrong, D.Min
http://about.me/johnharmstrong
www.act3network.com
Author, Your Church Is Too Small

 

“Few issues are more important and less discussed than faithful and wise pastoral transitions. If we want to see churches grow and develop in sustainable ways throughout the generations, this issue deserves our prayerful attention and critical reflection. Dave Lescalleet has devoted careful thought and insight to this vital issue for local church life, and the fruits of his work are highly recommended.”

Michael Allen, Ph.D.
Kennedy Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Dean of Faculty
Knox Theological Seminary

 

“I’ve known Dr. Dave Lescalleet for many years. He is one of the most theologically astute, zealously obedient, and pastorally faithful men I know. God’s hand is on his ministry in a powerful way, and he is a suitable example to all of us ministers of the Gospel in our trying times.”

P. Andrew Sandlin, S.T.D.
Preaching Pastor, Cornerstone Bible Church
President, Center for Cultural Leadership 

Endorsements:

"Dave Lescalleet has devoted careful thought and insight to this vital issue for local church life, and the fruits of his work are highly recommended."

Michael Allen, Ph.D.
Kennedy Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Dean of Faculty
Knox Theological Seminary

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