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For the past fourteen years, it has been my privilege to edit the Journal of the American Society for Church Growth. John Vaughan’s vision of seeing a new journal devoted to Great Commission research became a reality when the first issue was released in 1990. He edited the first four years, and I followed him as editor in 1995. My two major goals were to publish on a regular time schedule, and to move to multiple issues per year. Both of those goals were accomplished in 1997 when we first began publishing three issues per year. Now, after editing thirty-seven issues, it is time to pass the editorial leadership on to a new person. Beginning with the first issue of 2009, Alan McMahan will take over as editor. He has assembled an editorial team, and together they will take the journal to new heights. I will leave the details for Dr. McMahan to share with you in next year’s first issue. However, I am excited about the new plans he has for the journal, and I know you will be too.