XPastor—Help for Leading and Managing the Church2019-03-09T11:40:16-05:00

New Online Course

XP Boot Camp—5 Aspects of the Role

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 5 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. All classes will be taught by Fletch in a live, online video format, beginning in April.

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     Read more

Smart Money for Church Salaries

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Smart Money for Church Salaries

Book and 8 part video series now available

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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 will also include:

  • A copy of Fletch’s book, Smart Money for Church Salaries
  • A copy of Fletch’s book, People Patterns
  • One use of the XP-Indicator
  • A year of using the Compensation Survey

If purchased separately, these items come to $1,354

Buy now — $899

“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.


Security Cameras in Children’s Classrooms

Friday, March 1, 2019

Hey Fletch … Do you have any thoughts on putting security cameras in children’s ministry classrooms? If this is something you recommend, do you have any recommendations as to companies to get quotes? Our first shot at a quote was almost $70,000.

DRF— My next book is “Predators […]

Church Wants Privacy Apps on Personal Devices

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Hey Fletch … I am trying to find information about the legalities of requiring our church staff to install software on cell phones and laptops such as Covenant Eyes. We reimburse $100/month for personal cell-phone. I appreciate any help you can provide.

DRF—If the computer is wholly owned […]

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Free Church Hiring Toolkit

By |March 5th, 2019|

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Free E-Book on Smart Succession

By |February 19th, 2019|

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Executive Pastor – Rockford, Illinois

By |February 15th, 2019|

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ECFA Scholarships

By |February 10th, 2019|

Here is a great offer from our friends at the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Executive Vice President, Michael Martin, is extending the offer to friends of XPastor: If your church’s goal is [...]

Making 2018 Taxes Easy!

By |February 1st, 2019|

Our friends at the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) are making some terrific resources available to the XPastor community. Best of all, the materials are free. Check out these 2019 tax guides: Ministers [...]

Executive Director—Austin, Texas

By |January 25th, 2019|

The Executive Director of SOLIDpastors is to lead and manage all aspects of the ministry, achieving the Vision and Mission of the organization.  SOLIDpastors’ vision is a coach for every pastor, and every pastor a [...]

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New Course with Fletch

For new XPs or

to refresh your skills

Begins April 4