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A Biblical Model for Board Succession

One of the topics I often cover in board development workshops is the concept and practice of establishing a model for board member succession. Whether the transition of board members happens based on the expiration of the defined term, in crisis due to disciplinary reasons, or in the event of the resignation or death of a board member, your board policy should clearly lay out the exit and replacement procedures.

It struck me the other morning while reading Acts 1 that God’s Word provides us with a great example of board succession in a crisis situation—the sudden death of a board member. (If he had not died, he would have been removed for disciplinary reasons, I might add!)

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