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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.

This Course Explores:

  • Creating effective relationships and extraordinary rapport with the Senior Pastor and Board
  • Navigating where to fly in the zones of vision, strategy and tactics
  • Working with pastors and ministry volunteers
  • Speaking the language of finance and operations
  • Staffing the vision through transitions, hires and terminations
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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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Bundle of 8 XPastor Courses

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
  • A year of using the Compensation Survey
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“Hey Fletch”

From around the globe, people tune in on Fletch’s warm and sound advice. He’s a friend and “church doctor,” bringing an objective perspective, broad knowledge and vast experience. Your question will get a personal reply from Fletch. Listen to the Hey Fletch Podcast.



Friday, April 5, 2019

Hey Fletch … After 60 years of our church’s history, 28 years on the pastoral staff, our leadership has granted a 12-week sabbatical for our Senior Pastor. We have the material and suggestions on how he and we should approach the sabbatical to benefit him most. My […]

Millennials and Discipleship

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Hey Fletch … I’m a millennial and thinking about the call to prioritize and pursue discipleship in my own life, both upwards and downwards. Do you have any articles that I could read on this topic?

DRF—I found this article. let me know if it resonates with you, […]

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Recent Articles

2019 Church Budget Priorities Survey

By |April 17th, 2019|

Our friends at Christianity Today’s Church Law & Tax Team are conducting a 2019 Church Budget Priorities Survey. Your responses will help church leaders nationwide learn from each other about giving patterns and budgeting practices. The [...]

Free Church Hiring Toolkit

By |March 5th, 2019|

Tiffany Henning, the Chief People Person of HR Ministry Solutions, is making available to the XPastor community her Church Hiring Toolkit. This is an excellent 24 page resource. She says "Afraid of strings attached? [...]

Free E-Book on Smart Succession

By |February 19th, 2019|

Dave Travis has a great e-book on Smart Succession. This is available for a free download from this page. Dave successfully steered Leadership Network for many years and now is the Director of Strategic Counsel [...]

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