XPastor—Help for Leading and Managing the Church 2018-06-20T17:11:05+00:00
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Great speakers will join Fletch for the workshops:
William Vanderbloemen, Brad Leeper
Dave Dummitt, Dan Busby and others from ECFA,
Monty Kelso and Jon Wright

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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.

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Recent Columns

June, 2018

Does a Church Pay Social Security on a Pastor’s Salary?

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Hey Fletch … For a pastor that has been licensed by the Board of Elders, my assumption is that the church should not withhold any Social Security or Medicare tax, right?

DRF—This question is one of the reasons that I wrote Smart Money for Church Salaries. This book […]

Is a Senior Pastor Transition Just a Holding Pattern?

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hey Fletch … Our senior pastor is leaving soon. It looks like we will have a 12 to 24 month transition period. It that just a time for ministries to be in a holding pattern, like planes circling and waiting to land at the airport?

DRF—Many great things […]

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In May we received emails asking for the 2019 XP-Seminar site to be live … now it is!

Early bird prices are now available

Meet the XPastor Team

David Fletcher

XPastor: To 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!

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Our 15th year … the 2019 XP-Seminar with Carey Nieuwhof on spiritual leadership, Mike Batts on Uncommon Financial Sense, more speakers and 20 workshops. 2016 & 2017 were sold out, enroll early.

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A one-day workshop to twelve cities around the country. At Smart Money for Church Salaries church leaders and teams will walk away having gathered comparative salaries and prepared to create a compensation guide for their church. How are the salaries at your church?

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Recent Articles

June, 2018

ECFA Podcast with Fletch on Salaries

By | June 20th, 2018|

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability recently said, "XPastor to the Rescue with Church Salary Workshops." Compensation can be a murky issue for churches. Few resources are available that are both approachable and accurate. Michael Martin, [...]

Church Production Institute

By | June 11th, 2018|

David Cherry is hosting a Church Production Institute. He asks: Do you ever find yourself scrambling for sound techs to mix audio for your services? Or do you have great gear and willing volunteers, [...]

Review of “Through Colored Glasses”

By | June 7th, 2018|

I recently had the pleasure to interview Tom Harper, CEO of Networld Media Group and publisher of BiblicalLeadership.com. Tom recently released Through Colored Glasses: How Great Leaders Reveal Reality which addresses a leadership challenge identified in Proverbs 16:2—All a [...]

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 [...]

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