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Negotiating a Loan and Saving $17,000 Per Month

By | April 23rd, 2016|

It isn’t very often that you get to save $17,000 per month for your church. I was able to do just that by refinancing my church’s debt while maintaining a strong local relationship with a [...]

Four Ways to Turn Off Pastoral Candidates

By | April 23rd, 2016|

The hiring process of a new pastor or ministry director is like going to a school dance. When you know the candidate, the process is like a high school dance; if you don’t, then the [...]

Teaching Sensitive Topics Policy

By | March 23rd, 2016|

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church—items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and church policies. Below is the Teaching Sensitive Topics Policy from Trinity Lutheran Church [...]

Senior Pastor – Atlanta, Georgia

By | March 17th, 2016|

Antioch East Baptist Church is seeking a Senior Pastor who is qualified biblically, as written in 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. The Senior Pastor must have received a calling from the Lord to minister, [...]

Partnering With Your Community for Sustainable Impact

By | March 17th, 2016|

John Cissel of Visioneering Studios talks about new uses of church property. This involves churches doing joint ventures with developers for impacting a church’s local community. The issue is how to build church facilities in expensive urban [...]

How to Lead Change in a Church

By | March 16th, 2016|

Do you want change? Most people will say they don’t. If they do, generally it’s limited to changing a small section of their lives. When it comes to our organizations, as well as our careers, change [...]

Books Recommended in 2015

By | January 31st, 2016|

Astonished: Recapturing the Wonder, Awe, and Mystery of Life with God Mike Erre In Astonished, Pastor Mike Erre calls Christians away from simplistic formulas to honest and rugged faith in the mysterious and unpredictable [...]

Books Recommended in 2014

By | January 31st, 2016|

The following titles are books that we had available to the attenders of the 2014 XP-Seminar ... we always give two books to each attendee of the seminar. We provide the list now as suggested [...]

Books Recommended in 2013

By | January 31st, 2016|

The following titles are books that we had available to the attenders of the 2013 XP-Seminar ... we always give two books to each attendee of the seminar. We provide the list now as suggested [...]

Books Recommended in 2016

By | January 31st, 2016|

Great Books for 2016! Each year for the XP-Seminar, we cull the book world for great books on management and leadership. Some of the books are classics on leadership--let's never forget about great books [...]

Why the Apostle Paul Could Not Work at Your Church Today

By | January 20th, 2016|

“I wasn’t able to lead my church during the Christmas Eve service this year.” It was just a few short weeks into the New Year and I was with a pastor friend from a neighboring [...]

Doctoral Research in the Non-Profit Area

By | January 15th, 2016|

XPastor is always a friend to education and research.  Perhaps you know someone who can participate in this endeavor. An adjunct professor at multiple Christian universities and a former Administrative Pastor is seeking participants for his [...]

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