There are many obstacles to navigate during a transition,
but getting succession right is critical to the long-term stability of a church and its mission.

Senior leaders often give little or no consideration to what will happen once they leave the organization. They sometimes think it’s too soon to begin planning for a transition that is still years down the road. But as the transition nears, a sense of anxiety grows. This is often due to lack of plans or direction.

By developing a thorough succession plan, leaders can have a sense of peace and assurance.   

Time moves quickly and the right time to engage in succession planning is now. The more time and intentionality that is given to prepare and implement a transition plan, the greater the likelihood of success for all involved. More time allows for creativity, flexibility, and growth.

During your Succession Planning coaching, David Ashcraft will help you create a roadmap for your future and the future of your church. 

Succession Planning Provides 4 Key Benefits 

Meet Your Coach


David Ashcraft
Succession Planning Coach 

David Ashcraft graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Business Administration. Additionally, David earned a Masters of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Minstry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
For almost 32 years David served as the Pastor of LCBC (Lives Changed By Christ) Church in Manheim, Pennsylvania.  Under David’s leadership, LCBC grew from one location with a weekly attendance of 150 people to 19 locations across the state of Pennsylvania with a combined average weekly attendance of over 21,000.
David currently spends his time mentoring and encouraging pastors across the country as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the Global Leadership Network and the National Association of Evangelicals.
David offers wisdom and clarity gained from his own nine-year transition process to Executive Leadership Solutions' Succession Planning service. 

Schedule Your Free First Step

If you’re considering planning for succession in your church or would like to learn more, we invite you to
schedule your Free First Step with David Ashcraft

Succession Resources

Passing The Baton

A Candid Conversation on Leadership Transition with Pastors David Ashcraft and Jason Mitchell from LCBC Church and Nathan Artt