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So you’ve switched from the business world to the church world … and have taken on a new set of challenges and rewards. Here are articles from some XPs that have already walked that road and have willingly shared their experiences with you.

Every Church’s Business Environment is Complex

September 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Every Church’s Business Environment is Complex

Whether a church has 100, 1,000 or 10,000 people, the business of church is complex. According to industry research, there are approximately 300,000 churches in the United States. Of those 300,000 ninety percent have [...]

From Business Executive to Executive Pastor

May 5th, 2017|Comments Off on From Business Executive to Executive Pastor

A variety of paths can lead to the role of executive pastor (or executive director) in a church. One of the most common is the businessperson who is already a volunteer leader in the [...]

Not for the Faint Hearted …

May 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Not for the Faint Hearted …

My first ninety days as an Administrative Pastor at my church was not for the faint hearted. Take your pick of the more interesting opportunities for growth that I experienced in my new position in [...]

A Shameless Plug for XPastor Online Courses

November 13th, 2013|Comments Off on A Shameless Plug for XPastor Online Courses

To all my fellow XP’s out there---many who, like me, have come out of marketplace---I say, “If you 'wanna learn' what you need to know to be an effective pastor, administrator, leader, and coach, look [...]

Executive Pastor or Administrator?

December 7th, 2012|Comments Off on Executive Pastor or Administrator?

An examination of hundreds of responses to the Executive Pastor Indicator (which has become the People Patterns Indicator) documented some of the differences between Executive Pastors and Church Administrators. Many churches have both of these [...]