How might we get serious about leadership develpment of our younger and upcoming generations? It is not uncommon for our congregational leaders to be comprised of members of our eldest generations. Certainly they have experience, wisdom, and in many cases, the possibility of more free time as their child rearing responsibilities have ended.
“When the Baby Boomers retire, some fear they will leave a leadership vacuum in their wake. Boomers have not been good about passing on their leadership knowledge, and Xers have not been good about accepting Boomers as mentors, Gilburg writes.”
How can our congregations prepare for a successful handoff?