XPastor—Help for Leading and Managing the Church 2018-05-23T12:05:18+00:00
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Enrollment begins June 1
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Meet the XPastor Team

David Fletcher

XPastor's Mission: Equip, Coach & Lead

As a pastor for 35 years, David has a wealth of experience. Read his “Hey Fletch” column for warm and sound advice.

Fletch can help your church!

Warren Schuh

A global tool for churches of all sizes

Since 2003, we have been helping myriads of church leaders. Enjoy over 700 free articles and thousands of pages of PDFs.

Warren can help your church!

Jon Wright

Our tribe is you, church leaders

Coaching gives you better understanding of your gifts and abilities. Get a sounding board for an objective perspective for your issues.

Jon can help your church!

“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.

Today and Yesterday’s Columns:

Let’s not Confuse Facts with Feelings

Sunday, May 27, 2018 Let’s not Confuse Facts with Feelings DRF—All of us can make a decision based on feelings. It might be that new car or that new dress. We decide on what ‘feels good’ in the moment. There can be nothing inherently wrong with an emotionally-based decision. The price tag on that new car or dress might be hard to explain. Our spouse might want the reasons for the sporty car over the family sedan. [...]

Sharing Stories of Ministry

Saturday, May 26, 2018 Hey Fletch … I like your suggestion about getting people's stories. How do you do that in a church? DRF—One of the best way to measure the effectiveness of your vision statement is to hear stories of ministry. Are people really doing ministry in alignment with your vision statement? Or is everyone doing their own deal? Stories take a great deal of work to collect. It requires a culture of storytelling. Culture can [...]

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May, 2018

April, 2018

The Origin of Executive Pastors

By | April 27th, 2018|

Bob Buford passed away recently. If you’re younger than about 40, it’s possible you’ve never heard of Bob Buford. But if you’re an executive pastor of any age, you owe your position to Bob [...]

Sample Church Employment Application

By | April 21st, 2018|

Churches have asked for sample Employment Applications. Use this as a basis for your own application form. XPastor supplies this information for education purposes only. Consult an attorney or labor specialist to determine the [...]

Electronic Waivers and Signatures

By | April 6th, 2018|

Church events are the lifeblood of any congregation’s community. From youth camp to volunteer activities to childcare, parents love having kids enjoy the events their church hosts every week. But not a week goes [...]

Building Emergency Response Team Policy

By | April 2nd, 2018|

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church—items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and Policies. Below is the Building Emergency Response Team Policy from Westwood [...]

March, 2018

Speed Racers

By | March 23rd, 2018|

Speed Racers are just getting started at 60 mph. Racers are built for speed, topping out at over 200 mpg. While you can go fast, it’s easy to run out of gas—or worse, crash!At the 2018 [...]

Managing Upward to a Board

By | March 20th, 2018|

The monthly board meeting is coming up on Tuesday night. The agenda is packed and you have key items to bring before the board. Your items could take thirty minutes to two hours to [...]

Spiritual Trucks

By | March 15th, 2018|

Trucks are built solid. On a dirt road, you can easily drive from 30 to 60 miles per hour. On a paved road, a truck could top out at 100 mph. Trucks are built [...]

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