NAE Inauguration Ceremony to Install Walter Kim, Honor Roy Taylor

February 19, 2020 ...

“Walter Kim has been a steady and faithful voice for decades,” said Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. “Evangelicals can be confident of his leadership and his wisdom. His bridge-building, humble and thoughtful approach exemplifies the kind of leader that evangelicals need now.” Kim serves as pastor for leadership …

Five Mistakes to Avoid in Leadership Transitions

February 18, 2020 ...

Here are five mistakes that boards should work very hard to avoid: 1. Delegating Succession Planning to the CEO Selecting the right leader is the most important responsibility of the board, and it should never be delegated to the incumbent leader. As competent as any leader may be, organizations benefit from new thought. The CEO’s …

John Inazu | Surviving and Thriving in Deep Difference

February 15, 2020 ...

NAE President Walter Kim hosts Today’s Conversation, where you’ll hear John share: His assessment of the state of First Amendment law and religious freedom; How premises of “inclusion” and “dissent” provide a framework for current conflicts; What led him to speak and write about how Christians ought to engage with those whom they deeply disagree; …

On Becoming the Pastor

February 13, 2020 ...

Bob Russell served as senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church for 40 years before retiring in 2006 and passing the baton to you. Under Bob’s leadership, the church grew from 120 members to one of the largest churches in America, with 18,000 people attending each weekend. What was it like to succeed someone who was …

Know When to Quit

February 10, 2020 ...

No one asked him to retire; he decided on his own that it was time. “This is not the first time Gretzky has considered retiring; he talked about it in 1991 and 1993. But each time he has proved too talented; even last year, he led the league in assists. But this year [1999] Gretzky …

A Biblical Model for Leadership Succession

February 6, 2020 ...

In these narratives a midrashic approach (a 2nd-century Jewish interpretation) will discover a variety of “principles,” and one might list them and draw the requisite conclusions. For example, the story of David’s family and the harem-conspiracy conflict that erupted after his death could suggest to the midrashist that before a succession event, the organization needs …

How Ethical Standards Can Shape Your Pastoral Transition

February 4, 2020 ...

Seasons of pastoral transition present unique opportunities to ensure that pastors are equipped to live and serve well. Tools like the Code of Ethics for Pastors, developed by the National Association of Evangelicals, can provide a foundation for success. Developed in 2012, the code has become a helpful resource for thousands of pastors who have …

Seven Recent Trends in Leadership Succession

January 30, 2020 ...

Months later, after a nationwide search, Scott Chin was named as president of the Mission. Chin had followed a common pathway for ministry CEOs: work in the corporate world, shift to a Christ-centered nonprofit, invitation to senior staff at the Mission, and then acceptance of a call to its presidency — in his case, at …

Walter Kim | A Leader for the Next Decade

January 15, 2020 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear Walter describe: How his parents’ immigration story shaped his view of American life; What living in different environments — from a coal town in Pennsylvania to Harvard University — taught him about bridging cultural divides; His understanding of “evangelical-isms” within America; and What opportunities await evangelicals in today’s cultural moment. …