Hey Fletch … A Friend and “Church Doctor”

Hey Fletch … A Friend and “Church Doctor”2018-11-03T15:24:08+00:00

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XP Job Description 

Monday, January 21, 2019 Hey Fletch … I've been asked to take on the role of XP at our church. Would you be willing to review this job description and provide feedback? DRF—Congratulations on the new role. I’m thrilled for you! Some thoughts are: I like to see job descriptions that are one-page in length. The job description serves as the basis for a review so you can know if the job has been done. [...]

Acknowledge Your Good Work: Happy Birthday to “Hey Fletch”

Sunday, January 20, 2019 Acknowledge Your Good Work: Happy Birthday to “Hey Fletch” It’s easy to get down and depressed when reading the newspaper. Sometimes things in our spheres of work don’t go well and can become blue. There is a time to acknowledge your good work and be “up.” Thank God for the ability to help others and be of use in the world. January 14 was the one-year birthday of “Hey Fletch.” From [...]

Wife Sees Me Differently Than I See Myself

Saturday, January 19, 2019 Hey Fletch … I have taken the XP-Indicator on XPastor. The results really seemed to fit me. I like it so much that I paid for my wife to also take it on how she saw me. The problem arose that she sees me differently that I see myself. What now? DRF—As all answers in the Hey Fletch column are anonymous, I can share your graph with the readers. Your [...]

Oops, Needed a Bonfire Permit

Friday, January 18, 2019 Hey Fletch … One of our youth pastors asked his campus pastor if he could have a bonfire at an event on their campus. The campus pastor granted permission. Neither of them realized there is a law that requires them to get a burn permit from the city. Someone showed up and ticketed our youth pastor for the violation. The campus pastor made me aware and asked permission to reimburse the [...]

Networking with other XPs

Thursday, January 17, 2019 Hey Fletch … I’m feeling a little dry and out of contact with other XPs. What can you suggest to help me get connected with people leading churches of a similar size to ours? DRF—I’m supposing that you are not feeling connected to other XPs in your area. Have you tried meeting with them as a group? Perhaps they need you to organize a lunch for all local XPs. To [...]

Should Our Church Pay for Passports?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Hey Fletch … I’m wondering if you have any guidance around paying for employee’s passport? It's not expressly written that employees have to go on mission trips through the church but it is expected. We have an employee whose passport expired but is leading a trip in 2019. He's raised the question asking if the church should pay the $130 for his passport renewal. I'm torn because it's work related [...]

Donor Designated Gifts

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Hey Fletch … I heard that if a donor designates a gift made to our church, we cannot provide the donor with a receipt under the theory that designated gifts are not tax deductible. This does not seem correct. Help! DRF—There are several questions floating out there about restricted gifts to churches. I’ve consulted with my friend Dan Busby, President of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Here are his thoughts. [...]

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