Your Next Pastor
Guidelines for Finding God's Person for Your Church
General Council of The Assemblies of God
Will your church survive and flourish in what can be a hazardous and difficult event? Among the most difficult and traumatic times in the lifecycle of a congregation is the departure of a lead pastor and the arrival of a new lead pastor. Getting all the elements right, and in right order, for a good and healthy transition is an invaluable gift for the departing pastor, the arriving pastor, and the surviving congregation—all of whose spiritual and emotional lives are most often turned upside down during the process of the change. In Your Next Pastor, Dr. Warren Bullock describes what constitutes a healthy pastoral transition with highly practical guidelines for everyone involved. He provides step-by-step details on how to get through the transition with clarity and directness including an appendix of helpful forms. This is not a book of theory, but a book of wise and gentle guidance based on Dr. Bullocks’ many years of experience.
Warren Bullock has served as a lead pastor in Oregon and Washington for nearly twenty-five years. Bullock earned an MA from Seattle Pacific University and a DMin from California Graduate School of Theology. His has served as a district superintendent and an executive presbyter (Northwest Region) of the General Council of the Assemblies of God. He travels widely as a speaker and consultant and has authored numerous articles and the book When the Spirit Speaks. He presently serves as Prayer Pastor at New Life Church in Renton, WA. He and his wife, Judi, live in Lake Tapps, WA. They have two children and five grandchildren.