Planting a church is a big investment. Church planters pour themselves out for the sake of the flock and the lost. This leads to a right personal connection between the planter and the church—which can make leadership transitions especially challenging.
Not only is it emotionally costly, but it’s also difficult on a practical level. We don’t want to see the church we’ve planted wither when our time is done.
Way - Pastor - Paul - Instructions - Timothy
Therefore, we must intentionally pave the way for the next pastor. This is implied in Paul’s instructions to Timothy: “What you...