Currently writing an article titled as above. Your wisdom would be a valuable contribution to the creative process (aka, "HELP!)
A Mentor of mine once referred to the movie Madagascar. He said: Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave.
That is fab :-)
May well make it into the article, thanks for commenting.
Very important topic imho. Wrote a blog post about this myself a while ago, maybe it's of help? http://www.youthleadersacademy.com/leaving-youth-ministry/
Many thanks, that's of great help. Thanks for letting me know, appreciate your wisdom
You're very welcome, I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog as well :)
Leaving well is a vital topic
In any kind of ministry it's a huge act of humility. It's about really understanding that the ministry is what really matters.
Where-ever one is leaving from, there will be some things one has done well and some things one has not done so well. But what happens next is a vital question. Clearly one sees from Luke and Acts that Jesus himself took this very seriously.
A wise leader will not centre too much on themselves so that things continue when they leave.
A wise leader will see the potential leaders of the future and encourage and grow them before the time comes. This is discipleship.
A wise leader will know that the next leader will do things differently. And this isn't in itself a bad thing.
And finally I think one has to acknowledge God's sovereignty; In the oft-quoted passages about 'sins of the fathers' God also says that he will bless to multiple generations the descendants of those who love him. I also thing this is true of leadership roles. If one is faithful, the fruits will be evident long after we are all gone.
Thank you for much wisdom :-)
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