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 some free articles: William Vanderbloemen wrote, “Keys to a Successful First 100 Days as a Senior Pastor. Warren Schuh wrote, “The XP’s First 100 Days.” Greg Rupley did a book review on “The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan.”
Let me copy this to Jon Wright, one of XPastor’s strategists and see if he can add to this. He can can also tell you about a group being formed for new XPs, called “The Collective.”
Jon—The book “The First 100 Days: A Pastor’s Guide” by T. Scott Daniels may be of help to you. It’s a good one for a new pastor or a new role in an existing ministry.
Check out XPastor’s new “Collective.” It brings together small groups of XPs to learn together for a calendar year. It would be perfect for you!
I’m praying for you as you step up into this new season of ministry. Please let us know how we can best serve you as you lead!