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About David Fletcher

For over 35 years, David has served churches from 1,000 to 8,000 members. As well as being a pastor, David is a spiritual entrepreneur. He founded XPastor as a global ministry tool for leaders of churches of all sizes. XPastor provides a website, an XP-Newsletter, the annual XP-Seminar, workshops, and online courses.

Resume of Zack Thompson

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process. It's great to know what a great resume looks like. Below, David Fletcher offers [...]

By | August 14th, 2016|Great Resumes|

Books Recommended in 2015

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 God. [...]

By | January 31st, 2016|Books|

Books Recommended in 2014

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 [...]

By | January 31st, 2016|Books|

Books Recommended in 2013

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 [...]

By | January 31st, 2016|Books|

Books Recommended in 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 [...]

By | January 31st, 2016|Books|

Resume of Bob Ellis

XPastor has some samples of great resumes---either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process. It's great to know what a great resume looks like. Below, David Fletcher offers [...]

By | September 29th, 2015|Great Resumes|

Financial Market Review July 2015

People are interested in the stock market, interest rates and where the economy is going. Whether for your own retirement accounts or for those in your church, these are important topics. David S. Spika, CFA & Global [...]

By | July 29th, 2015|News|

Financial Update from GuideStone

Our friends over at GuideStone Investments are always tracking the economy, stocks and other financial indicators. They have just published a great video talking about interest rates. David S. Spika, CFA & Global Investment Strategist, asks [...]

By | July 2nd, 2015|News|

Playground Safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publishes a document called CPSC Public Playground Guidelines. This 57-page tome has tons of practical information. While not all of the information will pertain to your church, there is a wealth of [...]

By | January 25th, 2015|All Policies, Facility Policy|

Going Paperless

Consider if your church or business had 29,151,900 pages of documents. For ease of discussion, let’s round that down to a 29 million. According to some folks in New Zealand who had plenty of time [...]

By | September 26th, 2014|Communications|

Congratulations to GuideStone

Congratulations to our friends at GuideStone for this significant award!  We are posting this press release as a way to say both "thanks" and "congratulations" to GuideStone---one of our loyal sponsors of our annual XP-Seminar! [...]

By | March 22nd, 2014|Banking|

Copyright and the Pastor’s Sermon

Bob Smietana, in an article for Christianity Today, addresses copyright and the pastor's sermon. His article is entitled, "Who Owns the Pastor's Sermon? Church or pastor? When sermons become books that make millions in royalties, [...]

By | February 7th, 2014|Legal|

Church Publicity Campaigns

Summers are pretty busy for XPs. Beyond the normal budget preparation that keeps me busy, we also launched a major publicity venture for our 9/11 sermon series. This was a three-week series talking about the implications [...]

By | December 18th, 2012|Communications|

Zero-Zero Based Budgets

I think David worked WAY too long, looking at WAY too many line items on WAY too many departmental budgets. Don't understand what I mean? Just read on, and be aware that his tongue was [...]

By | December 17th, 2012|Budgets|