XPastor has 3 kinds of Webinars

1.  Free Webinars with national leaders in ministry.  Bringing you the best and the latest from around the country.
2.  Certification Courses—classes using the webinar format to bring you outstanding instruction, fees apply.
3.  Webinars from friends of XPastor–wonderful material that will inspire you and help you grow.  XPastor is a huge fan of what others is doing and helps bring you great material.

Resume of Walter Guillaume

September 28th, 2016|Comments Off on Resume of Walter Guillaume

XPastor has some samples of great resumes—either for you that need help in preparing your resume or for newcomers to the hiring process that need help knowing what a great resume looks like. David Fletcher put [...]

A Preferred Hiring Path

September 28th, 2016|Comments Off on A Preferred Hiring Path

Do you have a preferred path for making a hire at your church? Everything works better with a plan, including the selection of your next team member. The author of this article wrote up these [...]

Executive Pastor – San Jose, California

September 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Executive Pastor – San Jose, California

The River Church Community, located in San Jose, California, is seeking an Executive Pastor who will oversee the ministry execution of our staff and lay leaders. In addition to this overall mandate, this role is [...]

Executive Pastor—Blue Springs, Missouri

September 15th, 2016|Comments Off on Executive Pastor—Blue Springs, Missouri

Blue Springs Christian Church (BSCC) is a nondenominational, Bible-believing church located on the east side of Kansas City, Missouri. The church currently welcomes an average of 1,100 adults and children to its Sunday worship services. [...]

Should Your Church Consider a Cell Tower Lease?

September 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Should Your Church Consider a Cell Tower Lease?

A sales rep stops by your church office with a simple offer. Your building is ideally suited to be a cell phone tower. The equipment will be practically invisible. If you lease the space to [...]

Twelve Questions to Ask a Potential Church Secret Shopper

September 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Twelve Questions to Ask a Potential Church Secret Shopper

I can't tell you how many times I've had a meeting with a pastor, told him what I do as a consultant and watched him perk up. I recently had a meeting with a Senior [...]

Senior Pastor—Fullerton, California

September 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Senior Pastor—Fullerton, California

EvFree Fullerton is looking for a Senior Pastor, assisted in their search by the Dingman Company. “How can one best tell the story of God’s provision and grace to this local church family? On Sundays, the family gathers to [...]

Understanding and Engaging Your Givers

September 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Understanding and Engaging Your Givers

Our friends at Generis are again offering a great and free resource to the XPastor community. Their new e-book is entitled "Understanding and Engaging Your Givers." They describe the book: "Count on it: your givers [...]

Executive Pastor—Westminster, Colorado

September 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Executive Pastor—Westminster, Colorado

The Executive Pastor position exists to manage and execute the vision of Victory Church as cast by the Senior Pastor and corroborated by the executive and leadership teams. They are charged with preserving and shaping [...]

Seven Keys to a Successful Church Event

August 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Seven Keys to a Successful Church Event

From Back-to-School parties, to Thanksgiving outreaches, Christmas Eve candlelight services and more, churches host many events throughout the year. These special events are a great way to reach more people, disciple various groups within the [...]

Six Givers Jesus Knew

August 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Six Givers Jesus Knew

Sharing stories of people doing both good and great things inspires others. When it comes to giving, people can often feel shame and inadequacy. However, the Bible reveals great nuggets from people who lived attainable [...]

Senior Pastor—Sacramento, California

August 15th, 2016|Comments Off on Senior Pastor—Sacramento, California

Bayside of South Sacramento, California is seeking a Senior Pastor to provide the primary leadership, teaching, and direction of the church in all areas of ministry. The BOSS Senior Pastor is first and foremost a [...]

Senior Pastor—Longmont, Colorado

August 15th, 2016|Comments Off on Senior Pastor—Longmont, Colorado

Calvary Church in Longmont, Colorado is seeking a Senior Pastor to provide biblical leadership and pastoral oversight to the Ministry Guidance Team and the congregation, enabling them to pursue the church vision statement. The right [...]

Resume of Zack Thompson

August 14th, 2016|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Lead Pastor—Pacific Palisades, California

August 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Lead Pastor—Pacific Palisades, California

Calvary Church in Pacific Palisades, California is seeking a full-time Lead Pastor to develop, oversee, and provide spiritual leadership for all the programs of Calvary Church. The right candidate for this position must have a passion [...]

Lead Pastor—Ocean Springs, Mississippi

August 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Lead Pastor—Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Mosaic Church is seeking a full-time Lead Pastor to develop, oversee, and provide vision and spiritual leadership for all of the staff, ministries and programs of Mosaic Church. The right candidate for this position must [...]

Podcast–David Fletcher on Next Generation Leaders

August 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Podcast–David Fletcher on Next Generation Leaders

David was featured on the unSeminary podcast. He talked with Rich Birch about a system for training and releasing next generation leaders. If you don't know UnSeminary yet, dive into their website for rich information on [...]

Use Technology to Keep Staff Safe and Cash Secure

August 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Use Technology to Keep Staff Safe and Cash Secure

How do you deliver ministry funds, like Sunday’s offerings, to your bank? A priest in Chicago learned the hard way that making a weekly trip to the bank is a risk that’s not worth taking. According [...]

Two Vital Questions in Decision-Making

August 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Two Vital Questions in Decision-Making

Few Christian leaders set out to promote or speak falsehood. I believe that falsehood among Christian leaders comes about more often by omission than commission (what is allowed to remain undone versus what is done [...]

Executive Director/CEO—Springfield, Missouri

June 29th, 2016|Comments Off on Executive Director/CEO—Springfield, Missouri

The Executive Director/CEO shall be the spiritual leader and overseer of the Springfield Victory Mission, a non-denominational, evangelical ministry sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through emergency and educational services that lead to long-term reconciliation, [...]

Executive Director—Wayne, Pennsylvania

June 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Executive Director—Wayne, Pennsylvania

Church of the Saviour (COS) is a non-denominational Christ-centered church of approximately 1,500 people in the Philadelphia suburb of Wayne, Pennsylvania. COS is currently searching for an Executive Director who will be responsible for the [...]

Executive Pastor—Pembroke, Massachusetts

June 9th, 2016|Comments Off on Executive Pastor—Pembroke, Massachusetts

North River Community Church is a 26-year-old church with a heart for unchurched people. We are located 25 miles southeast of Boston, halfway between Boston and Cape Cod. Fresh out of the process of developing [...]

14 Leadership Principles from Amazon and How They Apply to Your Church

June 9th, 2016|Comments Off on 14 Leadership Principles from Amazon and How They Apply to Your Church

Amazon continues to be a force in our culture. In the run up to Christmas, they sold 426 items per second! I just finished reading Brad Stone’s fascinating study of Amazon called The Everything Store. [...]

First Impressions: Five Tips from a Church Secret Shopper

June 9th, 2016|Comments Off on First Impressions: Five Tips from a Church Secret Shopper

Below are five practical tips to implement at your church in order to make great first impressions with guests. 1. Vision cast to your Guest Services team So often, people that serve on a church’s [...]

Negotiating a Loan and Saving $17,000 Per Month

April 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Negotiating a Loan and Saving $17,000 Per Month

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

April 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Four Ways to Turn Off Pastoral Candidates

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

March 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Teaching Sensitive Topics Policy

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 [...]

Partnering With Your Community for Sustainable Impact

March 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Partnering With Your Community for Sustainable Impact

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

March 16th, 2016|Comments Off on How to Lead Change in a Church

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

January 31st, 2016|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Books Recommended in 2014

January 31st, 2016|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Books Recommended in 2013

January 31st, 2016|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Books Recommended in 2016

January 31st, 2016|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Why the Apostle Paul Could Not Work at Your Church Today

January 20th, 2016|Comments Off on Why the Apostle Paul Could Not Work at Your Church Today

“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 [...]

7 Key Principles for Leading a Meeting

January 12th, 2016|Comments Off on 7 Key Principles for Leading a Meeting

You spend a great deal of money on team meetings. Add the salaries and benefits of everyone invited to a meeting. Divide that total by 2,080, the number of work hours in a year.  You [...]

What Do Your Facilities Say About Your Church?

November 4th, 2015|Comments Off on What Do Your Facilities Say About Your Church?

Building healthy churches is certainly not the same thing as constructing buildings. Yet we all intuitively know that buildings and their interiors can and do contribute to the growth of many healthy churches if used wisely. [...]

What’s Trending in Multisite?

November 4th, 2015|Comments Off on What’s Trending in Multisite?

How is the “new normal” of multisite changing how we do church in America? In an increasingly secularized nation with overall church attendance in decline, multisite churches are growing in number and church attendance. The multisite strategy [...]

How to Get Ready for a Financial Audit

October 26th, 2015|Comments Off on How to Get Ready for a Financial Audit

The number of Americans calling themselves Christians has dropped sharply in recent years, according to a new Pew Research Center survey---while the population of religiously unaffiliated adults is on the rise. This trend is driven [...]

The Seven Essential Attributes of Exceptional Executive Pastors

October 26th, 2015|Comments Off on The Seven Essential Attributes of Exceptional Executive Pastors

Having an excellent Executive Pastor can dramatically increase the health and growth of a church. Similar to the relationship between a COO and a CEO, an Executive Pastor oversees all administrative and operational aspects of [...]

Video: Should You Hire From Inside or Outside the Church?

October 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Video: Should You Hire From Inside or Outside the Church?

Whether you should hire from within or outside the church when a staff position becomes available is a common question. Truth is, there is no right or wrong answer. Listen as David Lyons, Founder of MinisterSearch, [...]