Books by PLG Authors

Seamless Succession: Simplifying Church Leadership Transitions

Seamless Succession

Church succession faces a daunting failure rate of 70% within the first 3 years.

Answering the need for clear thinking and proven Biblical principles that the Church can implement, Seamless Succession identifies and discusses seven principles that leaders can follow to dramatically improve the likelihood and longevity of a successful transition.

With experiential insight, Dr. Jay Passavant offers a firsthand account of the corporate blessing and transformative possibility this season can hold, demonstrating that your church can actually grow healthier in the midst of major leadership change.

Seamless Succession offers a detailed plan with proven concepts for effective transition planning and implementation, proving that the succession process can be a catalyst for overall growth, furthering the end goal ‘to make disciples of all nations’.

For a New Generation: A Practical Guide for Saving Your Church From Extinction

For a New Generation

Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts. Psalm 145:4 NLT

It is natural for every church to follow a path that leads to more funerals than baptisms. Actually, with thousands of churches worldwide closing their doors every year, every church is potentially on a path to extinction.

For A New Generation is not about changing your church’s statement of faith or core beliefs. It is about evaluating and changing, as needed, your church’s programs, ministries, traditions and practices to more effectively reach the next generation.

Written to both church leaders and members, it presents a pathway to allow the reader to become a catalyst in creating a church that will thrive for generations to come. It is based on the assumption that accepting the status quo is the greatest threat to your church’s core mission and, perhaps, to the very survival of your church.


Pastoral succession can be a catalyst for overall church growth in this necessary season.


Plateaued or declining attendance can be reversed and growth can be an achievable goal.


Healthy and functional teamwork develops unity and propels the mission of the church forward.


Perceived relevance in the surrounding community plays a large role in your ability to reach more people.


To make disciples is the ultimate call of the church and what brings the greatest reward.

Master Planning

An annual ministry calendar helps to bring unity to the team and allows for stronger focus on ministry.


Whether paid employees or volunteers, the functions of the church are dependent on people.


Creativity with technology in worship and Social Media are great tools to be used in furthering The Kingdom.

Financial Management

Stressful financial management issues pull time and energy away from intentional ministry.