Leadership Succession from Matthew's Gospel Passing the Baton of Leadership to the Next Generation

Presented with permission Published originally in the Great Commission Research Journal Vol. 1 – No. 1, Summer 2009

By Allen Quist 

OverviewLeadership Succession from Matthew's Gospel Passing the Baton of Leadership to the Next Generation

This article examines Matthew’s Gospel drawing from social and cultural texture analysis to discover principles of biblical leadership succession applicable for all leadership succession today.

The paper provides a summary of the principles, including:

From the discovered principles, this paper infers five Christian ethical responses for all organizational leadership.

These responses are:

  1. leadership succession begins with a leader’s honor, and then reveals itself in the leader’s life

  2. leadership succession is a continual process for the best interest of the organization

  3. leadership succession flows from the organization’s values and people

  4. leadership succession serves organizational values

  5. leadership succession is an actionable event, not a good intention

Finally, this paper challenges the reader to be an honorable leader.

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