Hey Fletch … A Friend and “Church Doctor”

Hey Fletch … A Friend and “Church Doctor”2018-08-12T09:01:07+00:00

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. Contact Fletch and your question will get a personal reply.

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Columns in the Last 7 Days

Poll of Church Health Insurance Benefits

Monday, October 22, 2018

Hey Fletch … I promised to send you the results of our poll of 18 churches. Here is the file with what we found. What do you glean from the findings?

DRF—Thank you for sending the file and letting me share it with others. The small poll gives good insight into what they contribute toward employee and family medical premiums. Your data from 18 churches found:

Ministers Dependents of Ministers Administrators […]

Where Was the Man when He Jumped off the Bridge?

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Where Was the Man when He Jumped off the Bridge?

DRF—Prof. Norman Geisler introduced me to this logic riddle. If you answer, “on the bridge,” the retort is “that was before he jumped.” If you answer, “in the air,” the retort is “that was after he jumped.” 

The purpose of the riddle is to show that some questions cannot be answered. They contain mistakes of logic that prevent an answer. Not every question […]

I Didn’t Get the Job

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Hey Fletch … The church decided to go with an XP from a really large church. So, I didn’t get the job. Do you have any thoughts for me as I’m stinging a bit?

DRF—Hang in there. The world hasn’t ended, yet. There is a sting when you were hoping to get a new job and it didn’t come through. Work through those stages of pain. God is abundantly present in our pain!

It […]

Online Forum on XPastor

Friday, October 19, 2018

Hey Fletch … You and I met through some XP forums a while back when I was the XP at my former church. I’ve recently moved on to a new church and in the process lost the connection I had to the XP forum online. I wanted to reconnect with it again and was hoping you could jar my memory.

DRF—Great to hear from you. We closed the Google Forums. Google had not […]

How to Determine a Salary at a New Church

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hey Fletch … I am currently a pastor and am up for a new position at another church. I am going to have another interview with the finance committee soon and I don’t know your thoughts on negotiating salary. I also don’t know if you have a formula to how you figure your bring-home pay. I really worry about that because that is what matters to pay the bills. Thanks for your […]

New XP in the First 100 Days

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Hey Fletch … I was recently promoted inside my church to the XP role. I’m looking for a recommendation for a book that deals with the transition to a new role in ministry. Something similar in nature to the book “The First 90 Days” by Michael D Watkins, but from a ministry role perspective. Thanks for any suggestions you might share.

DRF—Congratulations on the new position. On the XPastor site you can find […]

Renting Office Space to a Marriage Counselor

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hey Fletch … A licensed professional marriage counselor who attends our church wants to rent a room so he can see clients in a location that is on the opposite side of town from his office. Is this an acceptable practice for us as church? He would be getting office space for a token room rental charge far below the going rate for office space in our city. Also, thanks for your […]

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