XPastor—Help for Leading and Managing the Church 2018-03-30T18:58:30+00:00

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Having been a pastor for 35 years, David has a wealth of experience. He is now serving churches around the globe. Check out the “Hey Fletch” column for his warm and sound advice.

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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:

‘You Don’t Matter’ said the Senior Pastor

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Hey Fletch … I’m demoralized and ashamed to repeat what my Preaching Pastor said to me. In front of one of my staff, he said, “You don’t matter. People won’t remember you when you are gone. I’m the one up front every Sunday.” I’m heartbroken and don’t know what to do.

DRF—I am so sorry to hear of your pain and travail. As they say in California, “that’s […]

Mentally Unchallenged

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hey Fletch … I’ve been a pastor for 15 years and I’m mentally dying. I’m at a place of intellectual stagnation. What can I do to get out of my muddle?

DRF—Perhaps the first 10 years of ministry were a challenge. Everything was new. You had plenty of ideas from seminary. Some of them worked and some did not. Then you began to coast. You knew what to […]

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April, 2018

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|

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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

Executive Pastor – Tupelo, Mississippi

By | March 23rd, 2018|

Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo, Mississippi, is a vibrant and influential Southern Baptist Church of 2,500+ members with a rich history of life transforming ministry. Today, with a mission-minded outward-focus, broad-based ministries, passionate staff [...]

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 [...]

Soapbox Racers

By | March 9th, 2018|

Driving 80 miles per hour in a Soapbox Racer is absurd. You will quickly crash. Accelerate your Soapbox Racer from 10 mph up to 30 mph. You will rejoice at going 30 mph. But your [...]

February, 2018

Read the Great Books 2018

By | February 9th, 2018|

Each year for the XP-Seminar, we cull the world for great books on personal enrichment, management and leadership: Classics—never forget about the great ones! Business books—our friends in the business world have lessons to [...]

Great Books 2018

By | February 5th, 2018|

Great Books 2018! Crisis Leadership: Personal Accounts From Leaders Who Found Their Way and Thrived Scott Barfoot and David Fletcher--Editors Crisis Leadership takes a fresh and compelling look inside the [...]

Executive Pastor – Seattle, Washington

By | February 2nd, 2018|

Rainier Avenue Church in Seattle, Washington, is looking to hire a full time Executive Pastor. This pastor would help RAC live out our vision by developing healthy church practices and investing in leaders. They would [...]

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