Warren Bird is the Research Director for Leadership Network, a think-tank that works with America’s most innovative churches. There, he researches cutting-edge churches, and works with their leaders to multiply their evangelistic and disciple-making influence. Dr. Bird has served churches for more than 15 years in various roles, from pastor to church-planter. A seminary adjunct Professor for 18 years, he is the editor or co-author of 26 books and a Gold-Medallion Award winner. Bird is the co-author of Next: Pastoral Succession That Works (Baker Book House, 2014).