The goal of the XPastor Online Courses is to give a world-class education in the essentials of church leadership and management. Both newbies and old pros will benefit from the content, the interaction with others and the assignments about their local church.
You can audit classes, do the homework and receive a certificate or take them for Masters level credit through Crown College–see below for more information. View three sample classes.
XPastor Online Courses bring you guest lecturers from all across the country. We feature Executive Pastors, Senior Pastors and other key pastoral leaders from a wide range of congregations and denominations. Other church leaders also bring vital content, such as Chief Financial Officers, Facility Directors and Communication Directors. Experts from around the nation speak into areas of their years of experience. We bring leaders from the fields of law, insurance and many other areas.
The audience for our classes is both paid and volunteer church leaders:
- Pastors: Senior Pastors, Executive Pastors and Senior Associate Pastors
- Directors: Finance Directors, HR Directors and Communication Directors
- Church Leaders: Elders, Deacons, Church Treasurers and other leaders.
We currently have seven recorded courses that each contain 5, 10 and 14+ classes–and new classes each quarter. Learn from over 75 experienced leaders from around the world. Read why David began the courses.
Operations brings unity and coordination to the key departments of Staffing, Communications, Finances and Facilities. There are 5 courses.
- Ops 101—Staffing (15 classes)
- Ops 102—Communications (14 classes)
- Ops 103–Finances, Part 1 (10 classes)
- Ops 104–Finances, Part 2 (10 classes)
- Ops 105–Facilities (10 classes)
Ministry Strategy examines the nuts and bolts of what we do and how we do it. We seek to answer Question Zero from the Harvard Business School: “What exactly are we trying to accomplish here.”
You Can Earn Your Masters Degree
Students are eligible to transfer XPastor course credits into any of Crown College’s online graduate degree programs—including the MBA in Non-profit Management, MA in Ministry Leadership, MA in Christian Studies, MA in Global Leadership and MA in Organizational Leadership. Read more about the cooperative agreement.
What Students Say About Our Courses
Wow. I never learned this in seminary or business school!
… a great session today with Dan Reiland. It was very timely as we are planning to implement reviews in the next year and there were some great tips and insights shared today.
I need to miss today’s class on Staffing. Ironically that is due to a personnel team meeting to discuss the termination of our student pastor. I will be sure to watch the recorded session this week. Thank you for these great courses. I’m in my first XP position and am soaking up the knowledge like a sponge.
I wanted to say thank you again for the first level of classes. As I’ve mentioned to you before, it was God’s perfect timing for me to participate in this course—exactly the type of training and exposure to so many tremendous leaders that I need at this stage in my ministry. read more