XPastor—Help for Leading and Managing the Church2019-05-07T21:46:45-05:00

A Wealth of Information

Shooting for the Top … Almost

By |April 24th, 2019|

I believe in the Executive Pastor position to my core. There is tremendous value that an Executive Pastor can offer a church. God has been preparing me for this role my entire life and [...]

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From around the globe, people tune in on Fletch’s warm and sound advice. Your question will get a personal reply from Fletch.

Questions for Reference Checks

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Hey Fletch … Are there any limits to the questions we can ask in a reference call? I ask because I used to work for a para-church organization and was involved in hiring a few times. One of my supervisors used to say that he gets [...]

Borrowing Designated (Restricted) Gift Balances

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Hey Fletch … Our finances have trended downward and we borrowed $20,000 from the unused balances of restricted funds. This caused some controversy on the church board. What is your counsel? DRF—I have received so many questions about restricted gifts to churches. I’ve consulted with my [...]

Hiring Questions

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Hey Fletch … I have a question about hiring a new staff member. I am the lead pastor at my church and have never been on this side of the hiring process. I know that there are questions which are illegal to ask applicants under the [...]

Numbers Based on Operating Budget or Total Revenue

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Hey Fletch … Do you have benchmark data that documents total compensation as a percent of total revenue (restricted and unrestricted), not just of the operating budget? I know over the years I have seen references to both. We chose to interpret it as total revenue, [...]

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Whether you are a new XP, considering the role or want to refresh your skills, XP Boot Camp is a place to get in shape. The target for this course are the five fundamentals of being an Executive Pastor.  This course also includes two uses of the XP-Indicator—one for you and another for your Senior Pastor to take on you. All classes will be taught by Fletch in a live, online video format. All classes are recorded for viewing at any time.

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Salary and church compensation mistakes are all too common. Fletch has seen easily avoidable mistakes more times than he can count during his 18 years of being an executive pastor, as well as consulting with churches around the nation.

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Get 8 courses! This includes 5 courses in Operations, 2 courses in Ministry Strategy and all 8 videos in the Smart Money for Church Salaries series. That’s 82 class sessions with scores of guest lecturers. Audit the courses or do the assignments for XPastor certification. This bundle also includes:

  • Fletch’s book, Smart Money for Church Salaries
  • Fletch’s book, People Patterns
  • One use of the XP-Indicator
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