Overcoming Irrelevance

Moving from the rural Midwest to Southern California changes your definition of “normal.” When the move includes connecting with a church that’s twice the size of the town you moved from, the redefinition demands a […]

2016-10-12T10:59:53-05:00By |Leadership|

Planning to Weather the Storm

The only good thing I can say about hurricanes is, unlike many other of nature’s forces, they give you some time to prepare. Preparation, however, means different things to different people—some stay, some evacuate, some shutter […]

2016-10-12T11:00:04-05:00By |Leadership|

Deacon Policy

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 2001 Deacon Policy of Northwest Bible Church of […]

2016-10-12T11:00:34-05:00By |All Policies, Leadership|

Change or Die

In America we have the popular maxim, Change or Die. Solomon said there is nothing new under the sun, showing our popular American phrase has its roots in Greek antiquity. Heraclitus said, “Everything changes, πάντα χωρεῖ.” […]

2016-10-12T11:00:39-05:00By |Leadership|

Iron Leadership

In the early ’90s, I was shepherding a small Baptist church in rural Canada. In those days, being single, I lived with various families in the community. One family who owned their own meat production business […]

2016-10-12T11:00:44-05:00By |Leadership|
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